It is not without reason that the Lucia Christmas Market is popular with Berliners and visitors: The beautiful building ensemble of the Kulturbrauerei with its two large courtyards is ideal for a romantic Christmas world - in the middle of the big city. The castle-like ambience of the old brick buildings of the Kulturbrauerei gives the Nordic market a particularly atmospheric backdrop. In 2020 there will be an expansion of the market: Lucia's “little sister”, Luzie, will take place in front of the Kulturbrauerei on Sredzkistraße.
Lucia brings light into the dark winter time
The name Lucia comes from the Latin lux - light. Saint Lucia, the Bringer of Light, is celebrated every year in Sweden and now in many other countries around the world on December 13th with a procession of young women. With her wreath of lingonberries or fir twigs on her head, Lucia walks through the darkness singing - to bring a little light into the darkness of winter and as a symbol of hope.
Sauna, Glögg and preheated fur coats
The Christmas market in Prenzlauer Berg stands out for its unusual offers with a Nordic touch. In the cold season, visitors can warm up in the mobile sauna (without undressing) or with one of the fur coats preheated by the wood stove. Finnish Glögi, Swedish Glögg or mulled wine provide warmth from within. There is also moose bratwurst, Kötbullar, Finnish waffles and other Christmas delicacies.
Children's program with a knight's castle and chain carousel
In the afternoon hours, the Lucia Christmas market is particularly popular with families with children. Santa Claus drops by every day and listens to the little ones' greatest wishes. In addition to having fun with the chain carousel, star ladder and knight's castle, children can also try their hand at making gifts in handicraft workshops.
Die Kulturbrauerei verdankt ihren Namen der damaligen Nutzung als Brauerei. Das über 25.000 m² große Areal beherbergt heute eine Vielzahl an Event- und Partylocations und gehört zu den wenigen gut erhaltenen Industrie-Architekturdenkmälern aus dem Berlin Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts.