Christmas Garden Dresden

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

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, from 4.30 pm to 10 pm at Pillnitz Palace & Park.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

Christmas Garden Dresden

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

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, from 4.30 pm to 10 pm at Pillnitz Palace & Park.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

About Christmas Garden Dresden

As twilight falls, the magic begins …

It is the most beautiful time of the year, when the sparkling evening round walk of Dresden’s famous Schloss & Park Pillnitz finally lights up again. Now already in its third year, the winter walk takes a new magical route with completely different worlds of light, which continue to surprise even our visitors from previous years. Discover with your family and friends a winter oasis in a romantic and evocative atmosphere. Enjoy the Christmas season and round off your visit with a hot mulled wine and seasonal delicacies.

Since its opening in 2018, the Christmas Garden Dresden has developed into one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas season. Last year, more than 950,000 visitors in Germany and Spain were put in the Christmas mood by more than 10 million light points. This year, Schloss & Park Pillnitz will again be transformed into a magical winter fairytale world on an approximately two-kilometre-long circular route. The unique architecture of Schloss & Park Pillnitz offers the most beautiful backdrop. Anyone with a passion for architecture, nature and contemporary light art will find what they are looking for at Christmas Garden Dresden. 

FAQ

Admission Times

To allow you an experience full of atmosphere, the admission is limited for visitors per 30 minutes. Please show up at the admission time shown on your ticket and pass the entrance within the half hour mentioned on your ticket. Example: if you have bought a ticket for 4.30 pm, you can show up for admission between 4.30 pm and 5 pm.

The evening box office closes at 8.30 pm. The last admission to the Christmas Garden Dresden and the last start on the trail is at 9 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.

Public Security and COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

With an increased security and steward staff as well as a professional admission organisation, we take the security requirements which have been tightened over the past years into due account on the basis of current standards as well as the hygiene and distancing recommendations (more information). In the interests of a quick admission, we kindly ask you not to take along large bags.

Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden Dresden is open from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, from 4.30 pm to 10 pm. The Christmas Garden will be closed on the following days: 23, 24, 30 November, 01, 24 and 31 December 2020.

Ticket Information and Return of Tickets

Children (under the age of 6) have free access to the Christmas Garden. The children receive, however, a free-of-charge ticket so that the precise number of visitors can be checked.
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 myticket.de.

Highlights at Christmas Garden

Many new, unique highlights with suitable musical accompaniment and individual compositions were designed exclusively for the Christmas Garden 2020 and can only be experienced here. Let the “Glockenspiel” enchant you – take a walk along a sparkling path with countless fairy lights and real, ringing Christmas bells. The “water fairy tale” inspires with a light work of art made of water mist and a video projection and lets imaginative, shining motives develop on an impressive water wall. Also our visitors’ favourite from 2019, the “Field of Lights” is back again – on a large meadow thousands of light points are animated to a perfectly coordinated melody and thus create the illusion of a moving, shimmering picture motif. An audio-visual feast for the eyes that would certainly have impressed August the Strong.

Tips for your visit

Book your tickets for the Christmas Garden Dresden 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 30 minutes. Experience has shown that the Christmas Garden Dresden 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 Dresden is an open-air event and winter evenings can be very cold. We therefore recommend weatherproof clothing and solid shoes. If necessary, bring along an umbrella as well.
There are limited number of parking spaces are available, therefore we recommend travelling by public transport.

Tickets – easy to buy online

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

You can purchase tickets conveniently online.