CHRISTMAS IN SWING
Get into the swing of the holiday season with a concert from Berlin’s very own king of swing. Andrej Hermlin takes to the stage at Konzerthaus with his Swing Dance Orchestra to play retro holiday hits like
and Or catch the additional show on 20 December at the Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal. www.konzerthaus.de 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Stock up on ethnic specialities at the Turkish market along the Maybachufer. Be-bop away at the A-Trane jazz club's latenight jam session. Hope you didn't forget to put your shoes out this morning. Happy St. Nicholas Day! Join a free walking tour of the city sites, leaving daily from Brandenburg Gate. Get cozy by the fireplace at Café am Neuen See in Tiergarten park. Kids and grownups alike will be enthralled by at Deutsche Oper. Light the sixth Hanukkah candle on the menorah at Brandenburg Gate. Join the Berlin Christmas Biketour – rumbling motorcyclists dressed up as Santas. Step back in time to the 17th century on a tour of Charlottenburg palace. Get creative with ceramics at Paint Your Style near the beautiful Savignyplatz. Be inspired by the works of the Old Masters at the Gemäldegalerie. Take a wintry lake walk around Krumme Lanke or neighboring Schlachtensee. Stroll along the East Side Gallery, an artistic 1.3-km/8-mi stretch of the Berlin Wall. The Harlem Gospel Nights fill the ApostelPaulus- Kirche with rousing spirituality. Get into the Christmas spirit with the Market of the Continents at the Dahlem Museums. Stock up on Christmas delicacies on the gourmet food floor of KaDeWe. All aboard! Hop on the double-decker 100 bus line and explore Berlin from up top. Eat your way to a Christmas mood with a traditional goose at the Westin Grand Hotel. Have a wonderful Christmas with the Berlin Dream Band, playing at Berliner Dom. Watch Berlin's Eisbären hockey team play at their home rink, Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Weekends are for brunching. Try Anna Blume on Kollwitzplatz 83 in Prenzlauer Berg. Show off your figure eights on ice at HorstDohm ice-skating rink. See an original WWII bomber and more at the historical Technikmuseum. Catch a flick at Cinestar Potsdamer Platz, one of the few cinemas to play films undubbed. Happy New Year! Bring in 2016 at the giant street party next to Brandenburg Gate.