Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Berlin:
Christmas is a special time in Berlin and music is very much a part of this city’s Christmas celebrations.
If you’re spending Christmas in Berlin, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city. Whether it be traditional Christmas music, classical concerts, choir concert, brass band or religious music, there is an impressive array of Berlin Christmas concerts to choose from, including Cuban, Gospel and Russian Christmas music.
Famous Berlin Attractions
Many of these Christmas concerts are held at venues which are themselves famous Berlin attractions such as the Schloss Charlottenburg, Berliner Dom, Französischer Dom am Gendarmenmarkt, etc.
Most of these concerts are one-performance only events and popular concerts will sell quickly, so book early if you don’t want to miss out.
See the calendar of Berlin Christmas concerts and to make your concert ticket bookings, just click on the links below.
Berlin Christmas Concerts 2018
|Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8||Apostel Paulus Kirche: Harlem Gospel Night with Donna Brown & the Golden Gospel Pearls|
The famous Golden Gospel Pearls are back in Berlin with their soulful voices and Christmas medleys. They brought the gospel to Berlin in the early 90s and have remained faithful to the city and church ever since. Enjoy their interpretations of ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Mary Had a Baby’, ‘Come and Adore Him’ and and other medleys which are sure to take you into a joyful Christmas mood.
|Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 21||Philharmonie Berlin: Carnegie Hall Concert with Andrej Hermlin|
Swing into the holiday season with Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra. This music master comes together with talented artists to perform the very best of swing! Enjoy a fabulous evening in the most stunning venues that Berlin has to offer.
|Dec. 1, 8, 16||Köpenick Palace: Advent Concert|
Take a step off the beaten path in Berlin, and indulge in a musical interlude at Köpenick Palace. Young talents and established musicians perform in the Aurora Hall of the lovely Baroque palace.You can choose to attend the concert only, or purchase the Package A (including castle tour, concert and dinner) or Package B (including tour and concert).
|Dec. 7, 8, 9||Konzerthaus Berlin: Bach’s Christmas Oratorium by the Konzerthausorchester Berlin|
Enjoy Bach´s masterwork in the beautiful Konzerthaus Berlin. Performed by the Konzerthausorchester, the Thomanerchor Leipzig and soloists under the baton of Gotthold Schwarz .With nearly 100 concerts each season, the Konzerthausorchester has been inspiring audiences in the concert hall on Gendarmenmarkt for over 60 years!
|December 7||Französischer Dom: Lyambiko Dinner and Concert|
Indulge in a feast for all the senses in the cultural city of Berlin. You can enjoy a delicious dinner followed by wonderful music with Lyambiko in the breathtaking setting of the French Cathedral.
Germany’s most successful jazz singer, Lyambiko, has compiled her favourite Christmas hits into a tasteful acoustic programme that she will bring to the stage of the French Cathedral for the first time in December 2018.
|December 9||Universität der Künste: Christmas with Berliner Kinderchor|
Nothing is as beautiful and immovable at Christmas as the joy of children at the great festival. This year for the second time the Berlin Children’s Choir invites children to the concert hall of the Universität der Künste, where the unbroken joy of Christmas can be felt by the youngest Berlin singers.
|Dec. 10, 17||Spandau Citadel: Advent Concert|
As Christmas approaches, Berlin’s historic churches and castles resound with festive music. Celebrate the season with a classical concert in the Gothic Hall of the Spandau Citadel.
|Dec. 14, 15, 23||Berliner Dom: Bach Christmas Oratorio I-III|
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio cantatas I-III is one of the most performed seasonal works. Berlin Cathedral Music Director Tobias Brommann leads this performance of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio.
|Dec. 15, 25||St. Marienkirche Berlin: Christmas with Original Bolschoi Don Kosaken|
The famous male choir of the ‘Bolshoi Don Cossacks’ brings a piece of Russian history to Berlin. The trained opera soloists overwhelm every year with their vocal power and present the musical tradition of the Don Cossacks. Enjoy their repertoire of sacred songs, Cossack, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.
Marienkirche Berlin: Festive Concert for Organ and Trumpet
|December 16||Konzerthaus Berlin: Vienna Boys Choir Christmas Concert|
Always a crowd pleaser, the Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform German and international Christmas carols at this festive concert in Berlin.
This is the perferct concert to enjoy by yourself or with your family during this festive season. Become inspired by the international Christmas songs and enjoy the special atmosphere of the event.
|December 16||Berliner Dom: Advent mit Bach!|
Hear the beautiful sound of the historic Sauerogel in works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The richly decorated interior of the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) includes a magnificent Sauer organ, which was built at the same time as the cathedral, in 1905. Today, the Sauer organ is the largest existing organ of the Late Romantic period.
|December 16||Apostel Paulus Kirche: Johannischer Chor Berlin Weihnachtliche Weisen|
The singers of the Johannischer Chor Berlin will perform their festive Christmas concert on the stage of the Apostel-Paulus-Kirche in Berlin-Schöneberg for the ninth time. The mixed choir is designed and directed by Jens Lehmann. With 50 members of all ages and accompanied by a rich instrument set, festive songs from the most diverse European cultures are sung and played.
|December 17||Berliner Dom: Lucia, the Swedish Queen of Light|
The Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör performs traditional Swedish and German Christmas Carols.
|December 18||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Meets Cuba|
Get in the mood for Christmas with the Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion. Experience this unique fusion with the unprecedented combination of classical music tradition and the passionate energy of Latin American sounds.
|December 23||Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche: J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio|
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Munich Residenz’s breathtaking Allerheiligen-Hofkirche for the ultimate concert. Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’, is one of his most famous sacred compositions. The musical highlights are its festive opening choruses and moving arias.
|December 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Festive Opera, Operetta & Ballet|
Put on your Sunday best, and spend Christmas afternoon at Berlin’s world-famous Philharmonie. Soprano Bettine Kampp and tenor Enrique Ambrosio perform arias from masterworks by Verdi, Mozart, Bizet and others with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, under the baton of Ronald Reuter. The Ballett- und Tanzstudio Zehlendorf will perform excerpts of famous ballet works.
|Dec. 25-26||Schloss Charlottenburg: Christmas Concert – Enchanting Winter Dreams|
Travel back to the grand Baroque era and dwell in winter dreams with a festive Christmas concert in Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace Orangerie.
Experience the glorious atmosphere of the era of Frederick the Great, while listening to seasonal music by Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, as well as famous Christmas carols. The Berlin Residence Orchestra and concert master Vladi Corda invite you to a very special concert including a sing along at the end of the evening.
|Dec. 25 & 26||Bode Museum Berlin: Christmas Concert|
Travel back in time with talented artists as they perform the classical music treasure Air among other works by Händel, Bach, Keiser and Hertel in Berlin’s stunning Bode-Museum.
Passionkirche: Christmas Swingatorium
|Dec. 23, 25, 26||Christmas Concert in Berlin: Köpenick Palace|
As Christmas draws near, the historic churches and castles of Germany’s capital city resound with festive music. Celebrate the holiday season in Berlin with classical Christmas music in Köpenick Palace.
You can choose to attend the concert only, or to purchase the Package A (including castle tour, concert and dinner) or Package B (including tour and concert).
|December 25||Berliner Dom: Festive Christmas Concert|
Treat yourself to a joyful Christmas concert in the inspiring interior of the Berliner Dom. The Lars Ranch Brass Ensemble performs with organist Andreas Sieling and soprano Andrea Chudak.
|Dec. 25 & 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Concert – Yours is my Whole Heart|
Take part in the hallowed German tradition of ending the year with the festive music of Johann Strauss. Set to have you returning for more, this season’s festive concert in Berlin invites you to a spectacular performance at awe-inspiring venues as talented artists flawlessly sing arias and duets by Johann Strauss.
|December 25||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas with the Dessauer Anhalt Philharmonic|
The Dessauer Orchestra is one of the oldest and most traditional orchestras of Saxony-Anhalt. Enjoy a festive concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin with works by Mendelssohn, Smetana and von Weber.
|December 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Deutsches Kammerorchester presents A Festive Christmas|
In this highly-anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Rosetti at Berlin’s treasured and world-renowned Philharmonie Berlin.
Philharmonie Berlin: Festive Evening of Popular Concertos
|Dec. 27, 29, Jan. 1||Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche: Classic Spectacular with The Berlin Orchestra|
Spend an evening with the greatest masterpieces of 300 years of classical music in Europe presented by the Berlin Orchestra in the stunning Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church.
|December 26||Berliner Dom: Christmas Sounds Golden|
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin’s breathtaking Berliner Dom for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
In addition to the above list of Christmas concerts, there are many other concerts and performances in Berlin. You can see the complete list of Berlin concerts and book your concert tickets HERE.