A short while ago we wrote a post about the Best Events in Berlin This Autumn. Since the response from students was overwhelming, we thought to make this a monthly recurrence and spot the coolest Berlin events for you. So, if you’re ready: fasten your seatbelt, we’re ready to go!
With people coming from all corners of the world, Berlin has become over time a multicultural venue with lots of vibrant events every day. This list of great Berlin events will help you save time (and money!) this November. No doubts you will be in love with Berlin even more after completing this list!
Not just another boring list of Berlin events
#1 Christmas Markets and Fairs Arrive in Berlin Mitte
The temperature in Germany might be dropping but that doesn’t mean it’s time to lock ourselves inside just yet. On the contrary, this means it’s time to get together and enjoy what events Berlin has to offer in the month of November. So swap those blankets and hot chocolate for warm scarves and gluhwein because yes, the Weihnachten season is upon us.
Get festive during the last week of November because the first 3 “Weihnachtsmärkte” are officially opening in Mitte:
- Alexanderplatz Christmas market (26th November – 26 December 2018)
- Charlottenburg Palace Christmas market (27th November – 26th December)
- Gedächtniskirche Christmas market (26th November 2018 – 6 January 2019)
#2 Potsdamer Platz Ice Rink Opens
2nd November – 6th January
If you are in the mood for something a little more active, Potsdamer Platz is the place to be in November. These Berlin events will turn Potsdamer Platz into a real winter wonderland with a massive open-air ice rink. Here you can skate to your heart’s content and afterwards warm-up with some Glühwein. Not a big fan of ice-skating? No problem! Have a go at another classic German wintersport and maybe you’ll discover you have a natural flair for Bavarian ice curling.
#3 Short Film Festival Events Berlin
19th – 25th November
In Berlin events like Film Festivals never miss. Yet, this is not the typical Film Festival you find everywhere. If you’re a movie fan in Berlin, then make sure you don’t miss the crazy lineup at this year’s Berlin Short Film Festival. More than 500 German and international independent short films will be screened and awarded during this 7-day-festival. This is the second most significant international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale and is expected to stand out even more in the years to come.
#4 Christmas Garden Opens
15th November – 6th January
Can you tell yet we are huge Weihnachtszeit lovers? That’s why we included the most essential Berlin events that are Holiday themed in our list. We definitely recommend a visit to the Christmas Garden. Let your heart get filled with joy as you walk through the magical forest in the botanical garden. The Christmas Garden is completely decorated with extraordinary colourful illuminations and light sculptures. Together with cosy fireplaces and festive treats this will make for an experience you will never forget.
Have a look at what this year’s edition will be like!
#5 Jazzfest Berlin
1st – 4th November
Ready to enjoy some smooth jazz in November? Then you really can’t miss out on Jazzfest Berlin. Jazzfest Berlin is a festival that consists of small Berlin events spread out over the most renowned jazz clubs in Berlin. There are still some tickets left so hurry up and soon you will be bopping your head to the finest jazz that Berlin has to offer.
#6 Bazaar Events Berlin
7th – 11th November
A list of Berlin events wouldn’t be complete without an event on fashion, or rather sustainable fashion. At the Bazaar Berlin you will find all the exotic sustainable items your heart desires. More than 500 manufactures from 60 different countries will be offering their best fair-trade products so there is no way you are going home empty handed.
#7 Mauerpark Fleamarket – (last month don’t miss your chance)
If you have been living in Berlin for a while, you know that Sunday afternoon means Mauerpark. This enormous weekly fleamarket put Mauerpark on the map and a visit here is essential. We included it in our Berlin events calendar because the fleamarket will be on a break during Winter. So don’t miss your chance and check out our detailed article on what to expect at Mauerpark before it’s too late!
#8 Street Food Thursday
Slowly getting tired of the Currywurst and Döner? Ready to challenge those tastebuds a bit more? We are finishing off our list of Berlin events with Street Food Thursday. This is a weekly international food market in the trendy neighbourhood Kreuzberg. So you can spend the day feeding your inner hipster child in Kreuzberg.