Christmas Garden Dresden 2021 | Blossom magic ©Christmas Garden/Michael Clemens

Christmas Garden Dresden

November 16, 2023 - January 14, 2024
Pillnitz Palace & Park

Unique lighting design ☆ New circular route ☆ Many new highlights

This year more magical than ever!

This year's Christmas Garden Dresden will be more magical than ever with new sparkling light installations and popular favorites!

Experience a newly illuminated circular trail and spend magical hours in Pillnitz Palace & Park, decorated for Christmas.

It pays to book early, because the most popular days sell out quickly!

Christmas Garden Berlin 2022 | magic galaxy ©Christmas Garden/Markus Hauschild
Christmas Garden Dresden 2021 | Crown Jewel ©Christmas Garden/Michael Clemens

Anticipation of Christmas

The dreamlike park of the famous Pillnitz Palace will also be transformed in 2023 in the Christmas Garden Dresden and receive a new, magnificent, Christmas garb, when the imaginatively staged circuit shines for the fourth time. Unique light designs will also continue to surprise our guests from previous years. Discover with your loved ones a world in a magical mood, accompanied by festive classics. Let yourself be carried away by many glittering illuminations into a unique, magically glowing Christmas wonderland.

Official Christmas Garden soundtrack

Our music for your Christmas spirit! The album "Christmas Garden Originals" is a best-of of the most beautiful musical highlights from the Christmas Garden of the past years. Immerse yourself in the unique soundscape of the Christmas Garden and extend your magical journey. Now available on all major streaming platforms!

Welcome to the Christmas Garden Dresden

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

Your visit

All information about opening hours, directions, admission times and map.

christmas-in-the-animal-park-2022©Weihnachten im Tierpark_Michael Clemens

FAQ - Questions and answers 

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


Along the circular route you will find a varied gastronomic offer.

Thousands of lights now turn the Pillnitz Palace Park in Dresden into a magical garden once again.

Also because of the attractive additional offer, the Christmas Garden Dresden is a perfect destination for families with children.


One of the most popular destinations

Since its opening in 2018, Christmas Garden Dresden has become one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas season. This year, Pillnitz Palace & Park will once again be transformed into a magical winter wonderland along a circular path approximately two kilometers long. The unmistakable architecture and the extensive park landscape of Pillnitz Palace & Park provide the most beautiful backdrop.

Christmas Garden Dresden 2018 | Italian Pavilion ©Christmas Garden/Michael Clemens

Experience the
most beautiful light spectacle in Saxony

Secure your tickets for the most popular days in Christmas Garden Dresden already now in advance.

The photo contest in the Christmas Garden

Visit the Christmas Garden, go on a magical journey and capture your most magical moment with your camera - because we are looking for your best photo!

Here's how:

From November 15, 2023 to January 16, 2024, 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 London 2024 for two people (incl. travel to and from the event and overnight stay in a 4-star hotel)

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

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