In West Berlin, the square and park in front of Charlottenburg Palace turns into an annual Christmas market, or Weihnachtsmarkt. One of the city's largest, it's also one of the most scenic. A light show is displayed on the front of the palace walls, with vendors in front selling crafts and other wintery specialities. The Christmas Market at Schloss Charlottenburg also has an area for younger children to enjoy some small rides. For the adults, try the glühwein (mulled wine) from one of the many vendors. The mugs (shown here) make a great souvenir!
The Christmas market typically runs from the last week of November to the last week of December.