Enjoy a winter break in Berlin

Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a foreign country can be an amazing experience and should be included on everyone’s Bucket List. It’s a chance to experience how other countries celebrate the festive season and enjoy some quality family time away from all those daily tasks that can get in the way of relaxing over this time.

Christmas in Berlin, Germany can be enchanting. The city transforms into a winter wonderland, filled with lights, delicious treats and of course the well-known Christmas markets. There are nearly 60 Christmas markets that you can explore, ranging from the trendy to the fairytale to the nostalgic.

So many choices, so little stomach... :-)

If you want to stretch your Berlin holiday past Christmastime, you will get to enjoy celebrating the New Year in an exciting way. Find great accommodations in Berlin and celebrate the New Year with other guests as you sip champagne, enjoy a gala buffet and enjoy live music. At the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, you can also enjoy a New Year’s brunch to cap off the holiday season. While you are there, you can also enjoy dining at one of the hotel restaurants, including the 2 Michelin Star Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer. Then, get pampered at the luxury spa inside the hotel.

When you are ready to step outside of the hotel, you will be engulfed in holiday spirit. There is much to see and do in Berlin during your Christmas visit. Head out early to make sure you get a chance to see and do it all.

Berliner Dom on New Year Eve

Holidays are celebrated in classic style in Berlin with plenty of holiday concerts, recitals and the services in the churches and cathedrals. Choirs and musicians can be enjoyed on the streets as you shop and stop for local delicacies. Take advantage of the holiday hours at the museums and visit them in between dining and shopping.

When New Year’s Eve comes around, you can be a part of the largest open-air party in the world at Berlin’s signature landmark, the Bradenburg Gate. It is said that this celebration outshines even those in New York and London.


There will be music played on several stages, dance floors throughout, DJs and other performers. You will see laser and light shows as you enjoy food and drinks from international vendors and bars. Top off the night watching the spectacular fireworks display. And the best part: admission to the party is free!

The holidays spent in a completely different environment can be a grand experience. Berlin is one city that takes holidays to a whole new level and should be next on your list.

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