We are going to be in Berlin, Germany near the Gendarmenmarkt, beginning Christmas Day evening, for 4 nights. We would appreciate suggestions for especially Christmas Day (dinner, dessert) since many eateries are closed that day. Since we will arrive on Christmas Day we would like to have German traditional food, but also like Italian, vegetarian. I have a terrible food allergy to seafood so I will have to avoid those specialty eateries. Do you know of a nice restaurant overlooking the Christmas market in Gendarmenmarkt that may be open that evening? Ideally, we would like to wander through the market alittle upon our arrival, then eat dinner, and later go to a midnight mass in a local church if possible. Can you suggest any local church services near this area? This will be our first experience in Berlin and want to make it memorable. I read the wonderful postings by linguafood in 2010, but would appreciate an update if possible. Many Thanks!!