In the Advent season, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Brandenburg state capital offers a fairytale backdrop. Whether Polish specialities, Dutch customs or Bohemian handicrafts – Potsdam reflects on its history, which is shaped by the city's immigrants, during the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle.

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Old Town Christmas Market „Blauer Lichterglanz“ – November 27, 2023 until December 29, 2023 (closed December 24, 2023)

The central Christmas Market on the places Luisen- and Bassinplatz offers a variety of stalls with Christmas food and drinks as well as traditional gifts. With its fairytale stage on Square Luisenplatz and a ferris wheel at Square Bassinplatz (south of St. Peter and Paul's Church) it offers great fun for families. The many shops, boutiques, galleries, cafés and restaurants in the midst of the colorful Christmas bustle also invite you to stroll through the historic Potsdam city center.

Bohemian Christmas Market in Babelsberg December 1, 2023 until December 3, 2023 and December 8, 2023 until December 10, 2023

The Bohemian Christmas Market traditionally takes place today where Bohemian weavers once settled. Craftsmen, traders, artists and innkeepers present Bohemian traditions on next to the Fridrich Chruch the place Weberplatz. Bohemian music groups spread a Christmas and Bohemian atmosphere on all days. On the two Advent weekends, especially the youngest visitors can look forward to the Bohemian Crystal Fairy and Santa's Workshop.

Polish Christmas Market on the Kutschstallhof – December 1, 2023 until December 3, 2023

The Polish Christmas Market celebrates Polish traditions with regional artists and craftsmen that offer woodcarvings, textile patchworks, silver and ambor jewlery, tablecloths, wall hangings, ceramcis, self-made table and wall clocks, stone and salt art and leather goods. Traditional foods are served such as “pierogi”, „barszcz” and „bigos". The market will be accompanied by the Star Festival, including circus performances and concerts. Visitors to the Star Market can visit the Brandenburg Exhibition in the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History free of charge on all days of the Star Market. Free guided tours complement the programme.

Dutch Christmas Market in the Dutch Quarter – December 9, 2023 and December 10, 2023

On the Dutch Christmas Market in the historical Dutch Quarter there are vendors selling Dutch specialities and musicians playing Dutch Christmas music. The celebrations include theatre performances for children on a small fairytale stage. The Dutch Santa Clause "Sinterklaas", dressed in the traditional Dutch bishop garment, enters Potsdam traditonially by ship and rides through the city on horseback.