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Christmas Garden Hannover

Erlebniszoo Hannover
18. November 2022 ‒ 15 January 2023

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

Anticipation of Christmas

After its successful premiere in winter 2021, Christmas Garden Hannover opens its doors again this year and brings light to the dark season. The Christmas Garden is a winter oasis where friends, colleagues, couples and the whole family can spend an evening in an atmospheric setting. The Christmas Garden takes visitors on a two-kilometre tour of the Erlebniszoo with numerous glittering illuminations that transport them to a magical Christmas world.

One of the most popular destinations

Already in its opening year, Christmas Garden Hannover developed into one of the most popular destinations in Lower Saxony during the Christmas season. This year, a romantic Christmas landscape is being created at Christmas Garden Hannover which will continue to surprise even guests from last year. A visit to Christmas Garden Hannover is an experience that offers everything adults and children need to make an outdoor Christmas excursion special.

Welcome to 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 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 Lower Saxony

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

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

Hannoversche Allgemeine

Christmas Garden again at last. BILD says: It's worth it!


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...

Sign up now for our exclusive Christmas Garden newsletter and receive all the information by email.

Winner of the
LEA Live Entertainment Awards

in the En Suite Event of the Year category.