Italian Christmas Market

Saturday December 11th from 11 AM to 10 PM and Sunday 12th December from 11 AM to 8 PM

Napoleon Komplex, Modersohnstraße 35-45, 10245 Berlin

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Italian Christmas Market: on December 11th and 12th the first Italian Christmas Market in Berlin

Caldarroste, cotechino with lentils, bombardino, torrone, panettone, hot chocolate, arrosticini, lasagne, freshly made ravioli, panzerotti, pizza and much more to celebrate Christmas with specialties that make us feel at home. But also, decorations and paper flowers, soaps, Christmas cards, accessories, jewellery, prints, paintings, portraits, and many other surprises. The Italian Christmas Market is the first 100% Italian Christmas market that takes place on December 11th and 12th in Berlin at the Napoleon Komplex (Friedrichshain), and is organised by Berlino Magazine and True Italian.

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Giomecca’s artisanal panettone

Italian Christmas Market: not only street food but also arts and design

The Italian Christmas Market promotes not only Italian gourmet products, but also made in Italy art. There will be craftsmen, portrait painters, illustrators, designers, publishers… Italian artists that live in Berlin or simply love the Italian culture. You will have the chance to see them at work, talk to them, bring home special and personalised gifts for you and your loved ones: many creations and selected products are waiting for you. But that’s not all: in the impressive industrial location of the Napoleon Komplex in Friedrichshain (Modersohnstraße 49a, 10245 Berlin) there will be also a photo booth, an ad-hoc bar dedicated to the Italian hot eggnog liquor “Bombardino”, DJ set, show cooking, portraits and live painting. The Christmas market will follow the 2G rule and you must wear a mask, except in the dedicated eating and drinking areas. Admission costs €4 and is free for children up to 12 years old.

One of the creations by Italian artist Patrizia di Maio

The location: Napoleon Komplex in Friedrichshain

The market is going to be both outdoor and indoor, in the big industrial complex Napoleon Komplex in Friedrichshain. In the outdoor area, there will be a bar (with Bombardino and Glühmoncello, a hot limoncello-based drink), some street food stands and a DJ set. The indoor area will host street food and gourmet stands, also with arts and crafts stands. There will be a street of craftsmen and one of the artists, where you can live in the Christmas atmosphere of the markets of the past.

The contest: may the funniest jumper win!

Show off your weirdest Christmas Jumper at the @italianchristmastmaket and you may win a delicious Panettone signed by @giomeccapastry!


  1. Wear your Christmas sweater at the Italian Christmas Market  (at @napoleon.komplex) on Sat. 11th or Sun. 12th.
  2. Take a picture with it during the event and post it on your Instagram profile, tagging @italianchristmasmarket and using the hashtag #italianchristmasmarket 

On Sunday at 7.30 pm, a special jury will choose the best sweater, and announce it on our Instagram pages. The owner will be then contacted to receive the sweet sweet prize.
Dust off your best Christmas sweaters and may the contest begin!


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The lottery

For the shy ones, it will also be possible to win other delicious prizes. By paying the 4€ entrance fee and leaving your email address, you’ll receive a lottery number, and you may be able to be extracted as the winner of one of the following yummy prizes:

1. A dinner worth 50€ at one of the True Italian restaurants
2. A 30€ MOVI coupon (MOVI is an online shop of Italian quality products)
3. A 20€ MOVI coupon.

The winners will be announced on Saturday 12th at the info point of the market and will be also contacted via email.

Important rules we all must follow to eat and have fun together safely

For the safety of all participants during the event, the following rules will be respected:

  • To be admitted to the event you must exhibit proof of (a complete) vaccination, or a COVID recovery certificate (2G RULE) and register with the Luca App or Corona App.
  • During the event, it’s mandatory to wear a surgical or FFP2 mask when not seated (while queueing at the stands, at the entrance…).

Italian Christmas Market

Saturday December 11th from 11 AM to 10 PM and Sunday 12th December from 11 AM to 8 PM

Napoleon Komplex, Modersohnstraße 35-45, 10245 Berlin

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Street Food and Gastronomia

Zum Heiligen Teufel: panzerotti

Focacceria San Francesco: arancine, bread e panelle, crocchè, fried cuoppo, cannoli, ravioli with ricotta (sweet), slices of panettone with pistachio or lemon cream

Isola Italia: arrosticini, sandwiches, bruschette, lasagne, cannelloni, caldarroste

Paisà: pasta with various seasonings

Spaccanapoli: pizza

Kuchen von Gaia: bigné, tiramisù, cannoli, nougat, hot chocolate

MedEATerranean Trip: Neapolitan struffoli, porchetta, octopus burger

Duo Sicilian Ice Cream: pistachio pastry products, pistachio creams, almond, chocolate, pistachio and almond paste, packed ice cream, self cannoli

ApeMangia: grilled polenta with deer ragout or gorgonzola fondue

Giomecca: artisan panettoni

MOVI: cold cuts and cheeses, lentils, cotechino, packaged Christmas sweets, pasta, sauces, wines

Casa del Tortellino: freshly made ravioli

Olio Costa: oil, vinegar, products in oil and pesto

Bufala Club: fresh bufala mozzarella, burrata and ricotta

Il Cantuccio: artisan cantuccini

Art and design

Slove handmade bags: pouches and artisan accessories

Nora Cavaccini: decorations and paper flowers

Radical Chic: clothing and accessories, the income will be donated to charity

Patrizia di Maio: accessories obtained from Berliners’ graffiti

Svitlana Contucci: jewels made from recycled material

Omar Steifan: artisan soap

Roberta Aita: illustrations and oneiric portraits

Lorenzo Deidda: paintings, graffiti and prints

Barbara Gabriella Renzi: watercolours, acrylics, prints and books

Samanta Malavasi: paintings and prints

Jake Sherwood: commissioned portraits

RAUM Italic: publishing