In the midst of vibrant Berlin and yet comfortably nestled in the romantic backdrop of the historic building ensemble of a 19th-century brewery - the present-day creative center Kulturbrauerei - lies the Lucia Christmas Market.
The next Lucia Christmas Market at the Kulturbrauerei will be open from Monday, November 26th through Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.
Admission is free.
This Christmas market is dedicated to the Nordic countries. Lucia, the light-bringer of the dark winter time, gives warmth and security, lets dreams grow and gives hope to those who care. Originally from Sweden, it is today revered throughout Scandinavia and celebrated annually on the 13th of December. The Berliner Luciakör celebrates this day in the Nordic tradition with a parade through the courtyards accompanied by Swedish songs and then invites to the Allsâng of German and Swedish Christmas carols in the Alte Kantine.
In the afternoon, when Lucia opens her doors, the families are more likely to go on a pre-Christmas expedition, dive into a small knight's castle and star ladder into bygone times or swirl through the clear winter air in the nostalgic chain carousel. By the way, the little ones leave their most important mail of the year to the wish mailbox. And if you do not have the time to write, you whisper it into the ear of Santa Claus, who is trudging comfortably over the courtyards.
The more it darkens, the more Lucia shines: Thousands of specks of light glitter and search their way through the farms of the Kulturbrauerei. Now the hours of adults have come. Lucia will be a meeting place for Berliners and curious people from all over the world, who are looking for a very special gift and will try local and Scandinavian delicacies. Speaking of delicacies ... If you visit Lucia only once, it's simply impossible to test the more than twenty variations - from traditional mulled wine or white wine from the winemaker to Swedish glögg and Finnish glögi to Icelandic mulled wine. And those who actually try and suddenly find themselves in the arms of a great white angel need not doubt. The angel really does exist,
In addition to all that you would normally want from a cozy Christmas market, Lucia is still waiting for one or two rarities to be discovered. Homely warmth is provided by flickering fires in Sweden and the unique "open-air mantle heating". At the bizarre installation, the shivering people slip into warmed fur coats, whose heat supply is provided by a nostalgic wood stove. If the coats have just been taken, the mobile sauna of a different kind - without wheels or undressing - can be reached in only a few steps - or into "The Wandering Yurt". And whoever likes to make his musical talent and pre-Christmas soul sound like that, is all the more on Thursdays for a happy choir singing at the only right place.