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Christmas Garden Stuttgart

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

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Anticipation of Christmas

Stuttgart's enchanting Winter Trail returns to Wilhelma for the fifth time this year, illuminating the circular path with popular Christmas Garden favorites and stunning new light installations. Enjoy the most festive time of the year with Christmas light dances, twinkling stars and breathtaking soundtracks that make these moments unforgettable. Let the many glittering illuminations transport you to a unique, magical 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 Stuttgart

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.

It is very Christmassy. Wilhelma is a millionaire of light and celebrates the beauty of dreaming.

Stuttgarter Newspaper

The sparkling spectacle at Wilhelma simply has to be experienced. [...] The walk through the illuminated path is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in the region and certainly one of the greatest pleasures you can indulge in these days in this country.

Ludwigsburg Weekly

One of the most popular destinations

Since its opening in 2018, Christmas Garden Stuttgart has become one of the most popular destinations for Advent and Christmas excursions. This year, the famous zoological-botanical garden Wilhelma will again be transformed into an imaginative fairytale landscape along a circular path of about two kilometers. A visit to Christmas Garden Stuttgart is an experience that offers adults and children everything that makes a Christmas outing special. An ideal evening for romantics, couples, friends, colleagues and the whole family.

Experience the
most beautiful light spectacle in Stuttgart

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

Christmas Garden Newsletter

Exclusive pre-sale information, Christmas Garden highlights, raffles and much more...

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