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Christmas Garden Hannover

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

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Anticipation of Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year when the twinkling evening circular walk lights up Hannover's popular Adventure Zoo again. This winter, the romantic walk takes a magical route with all-new worlds of lights that will surprise even our visitors:inside from previous years. Discover a winter oasis in a festive mood at Christmas Garden Hannover. Let yourself be carried away by many glittering illuminations into an enchanting 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 Hannover

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.

FAQ - Questions and answers 

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

Christmas party

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


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

Spectacular light shows, music, enchanted paths and a fabulous plant world. The Christmas Garden has already enchanted millions of people [...]

Hannoversche Allgemeine

Finally, Christmas Garden again. BILD says: It's worth it!


One of the most popular destinations

Since its opening in 2021, Christmas Garden Hannover has become one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas season. This year, the Adventure Zoo will once again be transformed into a magical winter wonderland along a circular path approximately two kilometers long. A visit to the Christmas Garden is an experience that offers adults and children everything that makes a winter outing together unforgettable.

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Experience the
most beautiful light spectacle in Lower Saxony

Secure your tickets for the most popular days in Christmas Garden Hannover 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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