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 14 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm at Pillnitz Palace & Park.

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 14 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm at Pillnitz Palace & Park.

About Christmas Garden Dresden

As twilight falls, the magic begins

In Dresden there will be no darkness and gloominess this winter. The Christmas Garden brings light to the dark season and invites you to take your breath and indulge peacefully and calmly in a joyful anticipation of Christmas. Let yourself be seduced by many new glittery illuminations in an enchanting Christmas world. Discover with your family and friends a wintry oasis in a moody and festive atmosphere. Enjoy culinary delights on the Christmas Garden trail, warm yourself up at a crackling fire or skate on the new large ice rink. A visit to the Christmas Garden Dresden is an experience which offers everything for adults and children that makes a wintry outing special. An ideal evening for romanticists, couples and the entire family.

More than 100,000 visitors enjoyed a Christmas atmosphere surrounded by 1.5 million light points in 2018, so that the Christmas Garden Dresden developed into one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas period. This year, too, the Schloss & Park Pillnitz will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland on an approximately two-kilometre long circular trail. The unique architecture of Schloss & Park Pillnitz offers the most beautiful setting. If you have a passion for architecture, nature and contemporary light art, you will find what you are looking for at the Christmas Garden Dresden. At the Christmas Garden Dresden a romantic winter dream is staged, which will also surprise our visitors from last year time and again.

FAQ

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 8.30 pm and the last admission to the Christmas Garden Dresden is also 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.

Dogs

We kindly ask for your understanding that dogs (including on a leash) and other animals are not admitted to the Christmas Garden.

Ice Rink

This year there will be a wonderful open-air ice rink on the site of the Christmas Garden Dresden. You can of course take along your own skates! In addition, there is also an ice skate renting opportunity on site. The costs for renting skates amount to EUR 3.00 per pair. The use of the ice rink is free of charge for visitors to the Christmas Garden Dresden.

Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden Dresden is open from 14 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 December as well as 24 and 31 December 2019.

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 myticket.de.

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 with us. Let yourself be enchanted by the “Field of Lights”: on a large meadow thousands of light points will be animated to a perfectly attuned melody and provide the illusion of a moving glittery picture motif. Or stroll through the Christmas Garden “Cathedral”: innumerable tiny light diodes are shaped into a brilliant more than 20-metre long tunnel. In this way, the starry sky is within reach. A new feature of this year’s venue is not only a wonderful ice rink but also an impressive water and light installation which would certainly have impressed August the Strong, the former lord of the castle in Pillnitz who loved court festivities.

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 hour. 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.

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.