Christmas Garden Stuttgart

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As twilight falls, the magic begins...

Anticipation of Christmas

In 2022, the famous zoological and botanic garden will be cloaked in a magnificent new look to suit the season, when the spectacularly staged circular trail will be lit up for the fourth time. You can expect exclusive light designs that will keep surprising even visitors from previous years.
Discover a magical world with your family, friends and colleagues, accompanied by festive classics. Let the many glittering illuminations whisk you away to a unique, magically illuminated Christmas world.

One of the most popular destinations

Since its opening, the Christmas Garden Stuttgart has become one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas season. This year, Wilhelma will once again be transformed into a glittering fairytale landscape along a circular path about two kilometers long. A visit to the Christmas Garden is an experience that offers adults and children everything that makes a Christmas outing special. An ideal evening for romantics, couples, friends, colleagues and the whole family.

Welcome to Christmas Garden Stuttgart

Plan your magical journey, immerse yourself in a glittering world of lights and spend relaxing hours in the Christmas Garden.

Your visit

All information on opening hours, directions, admission times and site plan.

FAQ – Questions and answers 

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about visiting the Christmas Garden.

Christmas parties

Let the year come to an atmospheric end at a Christmas party.


Along the circular trail you will find a wide variety of food available.

Experience the
most beautiful light spectacle in Stuttgart

Secure your tickets for the most popular days at Christmas Garden Stuttgart in advance now.

It's very Christmassy. Wilhelma is a millionaire of light and celebrates the beauty of dreaming.

Stuttgarter Zeitung

You simply have to experience the sparkling spectacle at Wilhelma. [...] The walk through the illuminated path is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in the region and certainly one of the greatest pleasures you can indulge in these days in this country.

Ludwigsburg Weekly

The Christmas Garden Photo Competition

Visit the Christmas Garden, embark on a magical journey and capture your most enchanting moment on camera – we're looking for your best photo!

Here's how:

From November 16, 2022 to January 17, 2023, post your best snapshot from the Christmas Garden to your feed on Instagram with the hashtag #ilovechristmasgarden.

This is what you can win:

1st place: a trip to the Christmas Garden Paris 2023 for two persons (incl. arrival and departure and overnight stay in a 4-star hotel)

2nd to 5th place: two tickets each for a Christmas Garden at the location of your choice

Christmas Garden Newsletter

Exclusive pre-sale information, Christmas Garden highlights, raffles and much more...

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Winner of the
LEA Live Entertainment Awards

in the En Suite Event of the Year category.