Christmas in Potsdam

During Christmas time the city of Potsdam is transformed into a winterly Christmas venue. Between the lakes, gardens, and castles of the UNESCO World Heritage visitors from all over will be able to experience the traditional Christmas markets and quaint Christmas events.

From the 27th of November, 2017 the largest Christmas Market in Brandenburg, located on Luisenplatz and on Brandenburgerstraße, welcomes the return of Blue Light visitors from both near and far. At the Christmas Market, business owners and vendors fill the streets with decorative windows and kiosks accompanied by the smells of roasted almonds to complement your stroll through our historical inner city. Also, from the first weekend of Christmas, visit the romantic Christmas village in the UNESCO World Heritage Ensemble, Krongut Bornstedt, with its giant lit Christmas tree, warming fire baskets and festive wooden huts.

What makes Potsdam so special during Christmas time? That which thrills thousands of guests and locals every year is Potsdam’s representation of its cultural roots, characterized through immigrant craftsmen of our neighboring countries. For two weekends during Christmas artists and vendors from Bohemia present their Christmas traditions and customs at the Bohemian Christmas Market in the historical Weber Quarter in Babelsberg (1st and 2nd Christmas Weekend). On December 2nd, 2017 there will be the traditional performance of the Bohemian Christmas Mass in the Friedrichkirche on Weberplatz, thereby commemorating Bohemian Heritage.

From the 1st to the 3rd of December, our Polish neighbors bring their traditional Star Fest and Star Market in the historical ensemble of the Kutschstallhof on Neuen Markt. Also on the 9th and 10th of December the Dutch Quarter will host the Sinterklaas-Fest, where the Dutch Nikolaus "Sinterklaas", as well as, many Dutch hand smiths, such as wooden shoe makers and Kniepertjes bakers, are to be expected.

From the 1st to the 3rd of December, is the Christmas Market in the dreamlike Castle Belvedere on the Pfingstberg, with Christmas lights on the Castle walls, high-quality craftsmanship and a fairytale in the Moorish Cabinet high over the roofs of Potsdam.

Blue Lights Christmas Market

Bright blue lights will fill Potsdam with a Christmas-like mood on Brandenburgerstraße and Luisenplatz.» more

Romantic Christmas Village on the Krongut Bornstedt at Sanssouci

Only 400m from Castle Sanssouci, The Krongut Borstedt Estate invites you to the popular Romantic Christmas Village in the historic inner-courtyard of the UNESCO World Heritage Ensemble.» more

Bohemian Christmas Market on the Weberplatz Babelsberg

This year you will find the Bohemian Christmas Market in the historical Weber Quarter in Potsdam-Babelsberg during the 1st and 2nd Christmas weekends of the Festival.» more

Bohemian Christmas Mass

The Bohemian Chirstmas Mass, the popular concert from Prague with a Choir, Orchestra, and fantastic vocalists, under the direction of Jiří Kubík, will be on December 2nd, 2017 at 16:00 in the Friedrichkirche on Weberplatz. Entry is 10 Euro, free for children up to the age of 8. Ticket-Hotline: 0331-704 9264» more

Dutch Sinterklaas-Fest in the Dutch Quarter Potsdam

Music, spectacles, and culinary specialties for the whole family await you at the Dutch festival, located in the middle of Potsdam.» more

Polish Star Market and Star Festival on the Kutschstallhof at Neuen Markt

The Star Market gives you the chance to experience the atmosphere of Christmas for our Polish neighbors along with their many crafts and specialties.» more

Christmas Market in Schloss Belvedere

When the Belvedere Castle opens its doors on December 1st-3rd, 2017, guests of all shapes and sizes will be nothing short of stunned.» more

Klingender Advent

Choirs and Orchestras gather donations for “Singende Grundschule - Jedem Kind seine Stimme (JEKISS)“ during their Christmas concerts.» more