Winter in Berlin is famously cold, with highs of around only 4˚C degrees, yet the German capital offers plenty of activities to help you keep warm. The nights may be drawing in, but the city comes to life after dark with hundreds of Christmas lights brightening up every neighbourhood. This winter the Botanical Gardens Berlin is being transformed into a magical winter wonderland with hundreds of festive lights decorating the whole park, for what is sure to be one of the best winter events in Berlin this year. For those wanting more festive magic, the city has plenty of Christmas markets to keep you happy, with stalls offering traditional German food and top gifts. For those who need more inspiration when it comes to presents, KaDeWe has all you need to make this Christmas the best yet. Take a look at some of the top things to see and do in Berlin this winter 2018 here.