A Trip to Potsdam during the Christmas Season Promises a Rewarding Experience. The city showcases a variety of wonderful, traditional Christmas markets and festive Advent events. Below, we would like to introduce you to some of these special Potsdam Christmas markets. Please note to check for possible deviations in opening hours before your visit.
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Potsdam Christmas Market | Traditional Christmas Markets and Festive Advent Events in Potsdam
- Blue Radiance in Potsdam’s City Center (Brandenburger Straße / Luisenplatz)
- Romantic Christmas Village at Krongut Bornstedt
- Bohemian Christmas Market in Babelsberg
- Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter
- Advent Garden in Alexandrowka
- Christmas Market at Belvedere Palace
- Polish Christmas Market (Polish Star Festival and Star Market)
- WINTER MARKET at MINSK
Blue Radiance in Potsdam’s City Center (Brandenburger Straße / Luisenplatz)
The Christmas market in Potsdam’s city center opens every year after Totensonntag (Sunday of the Dead) and extends until the end of December. Stretching from Luisenplatz through Brandenburger Straße to Bassinplatz, it enchants visitors with beautifully decorated shop windows of numerous stores. Christmas stalls offer a variety of treats and mulled wine, while special offerings are available for the little ones. The city center glows in a festive blue radiance, creating a special atmosphere.
Romantic Christmas Village at Krongut Bornstedt
Every Advent weekend, Krongut Bornstedt invites you to visit its romantic Christmas village. In festively lit Christmas stalls, vendors showcase their handmade products. A Christmas cultural program for both young and old completes the atmospheric experience.
Bohemian Christmas Market in Babelsberg
The annual Bohemian Christmas Market transforms the weaver’s quarter into a unique spectacle during the first two Advent weekends. Craftsmen, traders, artists, and restaurateurs proudly present Bohemian traditions at the market. Visitors are enchanted by the charming Bohemian Crystal Fairy and Santa Claus, creating a magical atmosphere.
Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter
On the second Advent weekend, the annual Sinterklaas Festival takes place in the Dutch Quarter. This special festival welcomes not only the Dutch St. Nicholas “Sinterklaas” but also many Dutch craftsmen and musicians to delight the visitors.
Advent Garden in Alexandrowka
In the Russian colony Alexandrowka, the Advent Garden opens its doors every year on the first two Advent weekends. Guests can expect an enchanting atmosphere with Russian products, specialties, and music by the campfire in the garden of the Alexandrowka Museum.
Christmas Market at Belvedere Palace
On the first Advent weekend, the Christmas market at the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site Belvedere Pfingstberg shines in breathtaking beauty. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of this historic place and indulge in a diverse offering of Christmas delights. From artistic craft stalls to culinary delights, the market provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the anticipation of the holidays. Experience the festive magic amid the historical splendor of Belvedere Pfingstberg.
Polish Christmas Market (Polish Star Festival and Star Market)
Also on the first Advent weekend, the traditional Polish Star Festival takes place along with the Star Market. This festive event occurs in the historical ensemble of the Kutschstallhof and on the Neuer Markt. Immerse yourself in Polish tradition and experience the festive atmosphere of this unique event.
WINTER MARKET at MINSK
DAS MINSK – WINTER MARKET
On the first weekend of December, DAS MINSK invites you to the festive WINTER MARKET. It takes place on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2023, from 1 pm to 7 pm on the premises of the house. Admission is free. Additionally, on December 3rd, 2023, Minsk offers free entry to the current exhibition. Please reserve your time slot in advance. Further information can be found on the Minsk website.
Christmas Season City Tour
The exclusive tour only during the Christmas season in Potsdam! This special time brings magic to Potsdam. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautiful places in Potsdam.
For a comprehensive overview of the major events in Potsdam, visit our overview of the most significant events in the city.
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Christmas Trip to Berlin
In addition to Potsdam, it is also worth visiting Berlin during the Christmas season. Berlin has some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. Berlin is only a few minutes away from Potsdam and easily accessible by public transportation.
Christmas Garden Berlin
Look forward to the festive anticipation of Christmas when the Winter Path illuminates Berlin’s enchanting Botanical Garden every year. A new circular path leads you through a sparkling landscape, dotted with popular Christmas Garden favorites and impressive light installations. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this special season, accompanied by Christmas lights, sparkling stars, and captivating soundtracks that make your experiences unforgettable. Discover with your loved ones a world full of enchantment at Christmas Garden Berlin. Get your tickets from our partner MyTickets.