Friday, 4 November 2022

Events in Berlin , 4-6 November

 Lantern parades 

First, this is a reminder to all parents of children in kindergartens—the lantern parades are approaching, and you should prepare. It is highly likely there'll be one in your kindergarten as well. For children, this is usually one of the most exciting and central events of the Kita year.

The main lantern parades take place on November 11th, but this week there are also some cute parades and events for you:

  • Lantern parade at the Düppel Museum, Saturday starting at 15:00 (the parade itself starts at 16:30) (site / location)
  • On Sunday you can build lanterns in the Britz Gardens, at the Freilandlabor Britz (site / location / you must register in advance!)
  • Also on Sunday, making lamps from recycled materials also at the Museum of Communications, as part of Museum Sunday (site / location)

Christmas markets (sorry, "Winter Fairs")

Berlin's Christmas markets only open at the end of November. In fact, there are two Sundays in November, which are days of national mourning and on which the “normal” Berlin flea markets will also be closed (the first of which is next Sunday - November 13).

But in Berlin as in Berlin, there's always a good excuse for a party. Already last week, we welcomed the first Christmas winter market; And the second opened already this week.

  • The winter fair (Winterzauber) on Frankfurt Allee is actually a flashy amusement park full of rides and lights and at the same time the biggest Christmas market in Berlin. For the orientation of Berlin veterans: In the past, this Christmas market was behind "Alexa" and last year it was located next to Lichtenberg's Ikea. This is its third stop, also in Lichtenberg, near the Magdalenenstr station. This will not be the last stop in the market wanderings, as the area is actually intended for construction in the coming years. In any case, this market starts already this Friday and will continue until December 25th, closed only on the various days of mourning and on Christmas Eve; On Wednesdays there are discounts on the rides. (location)

  • Continues: Winter World in Potsdamer Platz. This fair runs until January 1st and includes, among other things, the snow slide, as well as food stalls and other amusements (location)
  • And another little something in Christmas spirit: on Mercedes-Platz the Glühwald starts on Saturday, a few food/drink stalls (with an emphasis on Glühwein of course) and beautiful decorations. Between Wednesday and Sunday from 16:00, until December 30 (location / website)

Science days, legendary days

Many events for the inner knowledge enthusiast in each of us. First, Berlin celebrates two events – the "Children's Fairy Tale Week" (with many reading events) and the "Science Week" (in which most of the events are aimed at adults).

An exciting event for science lovers is the 20th Anniversary of the "Children's University of Lichtenberg". It is also celebrating the beginning of a new "season" of academic lectures for children aged six and older. On Saturday, at the Anna Seghers Library in Lichtenberg (event/location)

  • At the same time, FEZ continues with the "crazy laboratory", with experiments and activities for children till to the age of four (until Sunday / details / location)

And if all this is not enough, Sunday is "Museum Sunday", with many museums that are open for free, and activities in the various museums.

Among the many activities:

  • A journey following the beginnings of photography at the Museum of Photography (details / location)
  • Musical tour at the Düppel Museum (mentioned earlier in the context of the lanterns), (details / location)
  • Not in the context of the Museum Sunday (and for a fee), but in the Botanical Gardens, those of you who suffer from the cold and miss the desert will be able to take a guided tour for families to the “desert” inside the gardens (details/location)
    • There are many other events in the dozens of participating museums

Food and more things to put in the shopping bag

  • At the Messe the Bazaar Berlin fair is held this weekend. It includes decorative objects and "gifts" (details/location - please note that the complex is huge and at least from their website it is not clear where exactly within the complex the fair is located)
  • Street food festival in the IKEA Schoenberg parking lot, Friday-Sunday (FB event / location)
  • Brazilian cultural festival, including food, music, children's area and more at Festsaal Kreuzberg on Sunday (details/location)

  • Designer market in Leopoldplatz in Wedding on Sunday (location); And for those who prefer it under a roof - on Saturday in Arminius Halle, designer and handicraft market (website / location)
  • Huge flea market at Trabrennbahn Berlin Karlshorst - Saturday/Sunday (location)

November 9

The  German "Schicksalstag" and anniversary of the Novemberpogrom is approaching and there is large event that will be held near the monument on Levetzowstrasse in Moabit, with the participation of Jewish and non-Jewish organisations (including Hashomer Hatzair, FB event, location)

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