Christmas Garden Berlin

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Berlin.

Visit us from 15 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm at the Botanic Garden.

Christmas Garden Berlin

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Berlin.

Visit us from 15 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm at the Botanic Garden.

About the Christmas Garden Berlin

As twilight falls, the magic begins

In Berlin there will be no darkness and gloominess this winter. The Christmas Garden brings light to the dark season and invites you to indulge peacefully and calmly in a joyful anticipation of Christmas. Let yourself be seduced by many new glittery illuminations in an enchanted Christmas world! Discover with your family and friends a wintry oasis in a moody and romantic atmosphere. Enjoy the culinary delights in the quaint Almhütten Restaurant Santa Clause, warm yourself up at the crackling fire or skate on the wonderful 300 square meter large ice rink.

Since its opening in 2016 the Christmas Garden has developed into one of the most popular Berlin destinations during the Advent and Christmas time. Already more than 400,000 visitors have enjoyed the more than 1.5 million light points in a Christmas atmosphere. At the Christmas Garden Berlin, a magic Christmas setting is designed which will also surprise our visitors from last year. The visit to the Christmas Garden Berlin is an experience which offers everything for adults and children which makes a Christmassy outing special. An ideal evening for romanticists, couples, friends and families.


Admission Times

To allow for a relaxing experience, the admission of visitors per hour is limited. Please come during the admission time stated on your ticket and go through the entrance within the hour stated on your ticket. The evening box office closes at 9.00 pm and the last admission to the Christmas Garden Berlin is at 8.30 pm. The last start on the circular trail is at 9 pm. Of course you can stay at the Christmas Garden till it closes at 10 pm.
We ask for your understanding that the security services will inform the visitors still on the trail from 9.45 pm onwards that the Christmas Garden will close at 10 pm.

Ice Rink

This year, there is again an open-air ice rink on the site of the Christmas Garden. You can of course take along your own ice skates! But there is also an ice skate renting opportunity on site. The costs for hiring ice skates in the sizes 25 – 50 are EUR 3.00 per pair.

The use of the ice rink is free of charge for visitors to the Christmas Garden Berlin. Please notice: Due to a private event, the ice rink is not open to public on 15 December 2019.

Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden Berlin is open from 15 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm. The Christmas Garden will be closed on 18/19, 25/26 November, 02/03 as well as 24 and 31 December 2019.

Please note, due to a private event the restaurant Santa Clause and the ice rink will not be open for the public on 15 November 2019. On this day you will get a 50% discount on tickets.

Ticket Information and Return of Tickets

Children (under the age of 6) have free access to the Christmas Garden.
In our online ticket shop you have the possibility to acquire print@home tickets. You can buy these until shortly before the event and take them along with you as a pdf on your mobile phone or as a printout. At the evening box office admission tickets may be acquired as well.
Please note that in the event of loss of the ticket, no replacement or additional printout will be possible. In the same way a return or exchange of tickets is not possible. In accordance with § 312g Para 2 Sentence 1 No. 9 BGB (German Civil Code) there is no right to revocation when acquiring tickets despite the basic existence of a distance selling transaction. This unfortunately also means that when buying tickets the two-week right of revocation and return is completely excluded.
If you have any questions about tickets you have already purchased, please contact the ticket provider

Highlights at Christmas Garden

Many new, unique highlights with a matching musical accompaniment and individual compositions have been designed exclusively for the Christmas Garden 2019 and can only be experienced in our setting. Let yourself be enchanted by the “Carillion” and stroll through a sparkling trail with countless light chains and genuine sounding little Christmas bells. Walk through the glittery Christmas Garden “Cathedral”: thousands of tiny light diodes are shaped into a shining more than 20-metre long tunnel. In this way the starry sky is within reach. Or come with us to the “Laser Garden”, where enchanted paths and an extraordinary vegetation are newly staged with subtle laser beams. Of course, you can also enjoy the more than 100-year old sumptuously illuminated fairy beech – the romantic favourite of the visitors to the Christmas Garden Berlin.

Tips for your visit

Book your tickets for the Christmas Garden Berlin already in advance sales and save unnecessary queueing at the evening box office. To allow every visitor a moody strolling without hustle and bustle, admission is limited to a certain number of persons per hour. Experience has shown that the Christmas Garden Berlin has a high number of visitors in particular during the weekends and in the time windows before 7.30 pm. We, therefore, recommend that you plan your visit during the week and slightly later in the evening. The Christmas Garden Berlin is an open-air event and the Berlin winter evenings can be very cold. We therefore recommend weatherproof clothing and solid shoes. If necessary, bring along an umbrella as well.
We recommend to travel by public transportation. No parking spaces are available around the Botanic Garden.

Tickets – easy to buy online

Let yourself be enchanted by the most beautiful light extravganza of the capital city and get your tickets already in advance sales.

You can purchase tickets conveniently online.