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 2022
|Nov. 25 – Nov. 26
|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 other medleys which are sure put you in a joyful Christmas mood.
Apostel Paulus Kirche: Festival Orchester Berlin: New Year’s Eve Concert
This multicultural association of musicians from leading European orchestras, has been inspiring audiences with its repertoire of Baroque, Viennese Classicism and Romanticism, complemented by musical rarities. The orchestra plays on old Italian instruments, creating an outstandingly beautiful sound.
|Nov. 26 only
Dec. 4, 16, 17, 25
Nov. 12 & Dec. 16
Dec. 11 & 17
|French Cathedral: Wolfgangseemusi -Advent Sounds of the Salzkammergut
Genuine folk music from the snow-covered Salzkammergut in the Alps will be performed, spreading Advent magic. The artists tell stories with their songs and celebrate music on their traditional instruments which are quite unique in Berlin.
French Cathedral: Christmas with the Original Bolshoi Don Kosaken
The coveted male choir of the ‘Bolshoi Don Cossacks’ brings a piece of Eastern European history to Berlin at Advent. The trained opera soloists overwhelm every year with their vocal power and present the musical tradition of the Don Cossacks. Their repertoire consists of sacred songs, Cossack, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.
French Cathedral: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Festival Orchester Berlin
The Festival Orchester Berlin performs Vivaldi’s masterpiece and other important works by well-known composers.
French Cathedral: Poznan Boys Choir
The ever popular Poznan Boys’ Choir return with the most beautiful German and European Christmas carols. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these young and highly professional voices in the unique acoustics of the French Cathedral.
See all French Cathedral events Here.
Dec. 17 only
Dec. 17 only
|Konzerthaus Berlin: Swinging into Christmas with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The best British orchestra of the 1920s and 1930s presents a show full of seasonal merriment, coupled with perfected tunes from the era of dance bands. This show will put a smile on your face and is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit!
Konzerthaus Berlin: Lyambiko: My Favourite Christmas Songs
Germany’s most successful jazz singer, Lyambiko, shares her favourite Christmas hits in a tasteful acoustic programme at Konzerthaus Berlin.
Konzerthaus Berlin: Wiener Sängerknaben: Christmas Concert — Angels and Shepherds
With their perfect, crystal‐clear voices, the world famous Vienna Boys’ Choir captivate audiences everywhere. In this concert, they present German and Alpine Advent and Christmas carols alongside classical works, setting the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.
|Dec. 9, 18 & 26
Dec. 13 only
Dec. 22 only
Dec. 25 only
|Philharmonie Berlin: Swinging Christmas with The Swingin’Hermlins
The Swingin’ Hermlins are known and loved for their Christmas performances. They present exclusively original arrangements of well‐known evergreens, hot rhythms and melodies in rousing 1940s style at the turn of the year.
Philharmonie Berlin: Weihnachten mit Astrid Lindgren
Film actress Marie Bäumer will recite the popular Christmas stories by Pippi Longstocking, Michel de Leneberja and the Büllerby children. The reading will be set to music by the a cappella sextet ‘voicemade’ with Advent and winter songs.
Philharmonie Berlin: Swinging Christmas with the Brass Band Berlin
For over 20 years, the Brass Band Berlin has been thrilling audiences in Germany’s largest concert halls. The 11 members of the Brass Band Berlin are all soloists of the best orchestras in Berlin. Swinging Christmas promises to be an entertaining and joyful Christmas concert for the whole family.
Berlin Philharmonie wishes John Williams a Happy Birthday
|Dec. 4 & 18
Dec. 24, 25, 26
|Schloss Charlottenburg – Advent Concert with the Berlin Residenz Orchestra
Celebrate the Christmas season with the Berlin Residence Orchestra in the elegant Baroque surroundings of Charlottenburg Palace. The orchestra and service personnel wear historic costumes, helping you journey back to the Baroque era.
Schloss Charlottenburg – Royal Christmas with the Berlin Residence Orchestra
Experience the glorious atmosphere of the era of Frederick the Great, while listening to seasonal music as well as famous Christmas carols. The Berlin Residence Orchestra invites you to a very special concert including a sing along at the end of the evening.
|Dec. 5 & 19||Concerts in Spandau Citadel
A concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
|Dec. 4, 17, 25
|Marienkirche Berlin: Christmas with Original Bolschoi Don Kosaken
The famous male choir of the ‘Bolshoi Don Cossacks’ brings a piece of Eastern European 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.
|Dec. 17, 18
|Marienkirche Berlin: A Festive Concert for Organ and Trumpet: Glanz und Gloria
Daniel Schmahl and Sebastian Heindl play masterpieces of the European Baroque. ‘Glanz und Gloria’ is a tribute to this golden age of the high trumpet and its little sister – the corno da caccia.
Marienkirche Berlin: Festive concert for organ, trumpet & soprano: Freu dich Erd und Sternenzelt (Rejoice earth and starry skies)
The well‐rehearsed duo Daniel Schmahl (trumpet, flugelhorn and corno da caccia) and soprano Christina Bischoff invite you to an atmospheric concert with their variety of compositions from the baroque to the modern.
|Dec. 17, 26
|Marienkirche Berlin: Divertimento Vocale Berlin: Christmas à cappella
Hear the young 8‐member vocal ensemble sing music rarely heard and thus revives the almost forgotten tradition of vocal art.
|Nov. 19||Berliner Dom – Mozart Requiem
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Mozart at Berlin’s remarkable Berliner Dom.
|Dec. 11||Berliner Dom: César Franck: Prospect – Frank and Reger
On the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, cathedral organist Andreas Sieling plays César Franck’s works on the great Sauer organ in the Berliner Dom.
|December 25||Berliner Dom: Festive Christmas Concert
The Lars Ranch Brass Ensemble performs with organist Andreas Sieling and soprano Andrea Chudak. Enjoy Traditional Christmas Music and Christmas Carols.
|Dec. 14||Berliner Dom: Lucia, the Swedish Queen of Light
The Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör performs traditional Swedish and German Christmas Carols.
|Dec. 16, 17||Berliner Dom: Bach Christmas Oratorio, I-III
Adrian Büttemeier conducts the Berliner Domkantorei and outstanding soloists, in a performance of the first half of Bach’s monumental Christmas Oratorio.
|December 31||Berliner Dom: Musical Fireworks for Trumpet and Organ on New Year’s Eve
Experience incredible fireworks sound on New Year’s Eve at Berlin’s treasured and world‐renowned Berliner Dom.
|Jan. 8||Berliner Dom: Bach Christmas Oratorio
Adrian Büttemeier conducts the Berliner Domkantorei and outstanding soloists, in a performance of the second half of Bach’s monumental Christmas Oratorio.
|Nov./Dec.||Deutsche Oper Berlin|
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.