Christmas Garden Cologne 2021 | Field of Lights ©Christmas Garden/Markus Hauschild

Christmas Garden Köln

Cologne Zoo
17 November 2022 ‒ 15 January 2023

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

Anticipation of Christmas

After its successful premiere in winter 2021, Christmas Garden Köln opens its doors once again to bring light to the dark season. Christmas Garden Köln is a winter oasis where friends, colleagues, couples and the whole family can spend an evening in a relaxed atmosphere. The Christmas Garden takes visitors on a two-kilometre tour of Cologne Zoo, a zoo steeped in tradition, with numerous glittering illuminations that transport them into a magical Christmas world.

One of the most popular destinations

Christmas Garden Köln creates a romantic Christmas landscape, one certain to surprise even guests from previous years. A visit to the Christmas Garden is an experience that offers everything adults and children need to make a trip together special. Those who would like to round off the idyllic winter stroll in an atmospheric way can enjoy delicious hot food or drinks on site and take a spin on the nostalgic carousel.

Welcome to Christmas Garden Köln

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 Garden Insel Mainau 2021 | Steps to the Moon ©Christmas Garden/Dita Vollmond

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 the Rhineland

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

Our hygiene concept

Christmas Garden will once again provide excitement and guarantee a safe open-air experience thanks to a comprehensive hygiene concept. Please inform yourself about the applicable hygiene measures before your visit.

Immerse yourself in a mystical world of lights ... The sheer difference between this and the usual kitsch found in Christmas markets and front gardens is clearly noticeable.

Westfälische Nachrichten

Christmas Garden is a perfect place to meet family and friends and spend quality time together during the winter and Advent season. People in the Rhineland can look forward to it.

Kölner Illustrierte

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.