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Christmas Garden Dresden

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

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

Anticipation of Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when a twinkling circular trail finally illuminates Dresden's famous Pillnitz Palace & Park once again each evening. The winter walk takes a new route this year with different lighting installations that will certainly still surprise even guests from previous years. Discover a winter oasis with your loved ones in an atmospheric, romantic setting. Let yourself be carried away by the many glittering illuminations into a unique, magical Christmas world.

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 trail approximately two kilometres long. The unmistakable architecture and extensive park landscape of Pillnitz Palace & Park provide the most stunning backdrop.

Welcome to 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 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 Saxony

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

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

Christmas Garden Dresden is also the perfect destination for families with children because of the additional attractions on offer.


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

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