Spandau Christmas Market in Berlin with

November 04, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce those staying in hotels in Berlin this winter will find a range of exciting events taking place in the city over the festive season.

Around 60 Christmas markets take place there every year, with the majority of them opening in late November and running until January.

One of the city's most popular markets is held at the front of Charlottenburg Palace, with stalls selling a range of festive gifts, decorations, craft items and tasty treats.

As well as stocking up on Christmas goodies, visitors will also find musical performances and children's events taking place, including a Santa Claus parade on December 6th.

Elsewhere, the Spandau Christmas market is a must for those who want to experience the Old City.

Around 250 stalls operate there from Monday to Friday, rising to 400 once the weekend arrives.

Visitors will have the chance to see a nativity scene featuring live animals, as well as an impressive giant Christmas tree.

Free concerts will take place there each weekend, as well as festive children's events and activities.

Other Christmas events being held in the city this year include Winter World at Potsdamer Platz, where people can enjoy sledding and ice skating, and the Roncalli Christmas Circus, which kicks off on December 18th.

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