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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.konz­ 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.

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