Christmas Garden Köln

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Köln.

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, from 5.30 pm to 10 pm at the Kölner Zoo.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

Christmas Garden Köln

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Köln.

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 6 January 2021, from 5.30 pm to 10 pm at the Kölner Zoo.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

About Christmas Garden Köln

As twilight falls, the magic begins …

It will not be dark and gloomy in Köln this winter. The Christmas Garden brings light into the dark season – both actually and figuratively – and invites you to take a deep breath and enjoy the anticipation of Christmas in peace and quiet. The Christmas Garden Köln is a pre-Christmas oasis where friends, couples and the whole family can spend an evening in an atmospheric and festive atmosphere. The Christmas Garden takes you on an approximately 2 km long circular walk through the popular Kölner Zoo with numerous glittery illuminations into a magical Christmas world.

Last winter, around 950,000 visitors came to this winterly, enchanting highlight in Berlin’s Botanical Garden, Schloss & Park Pillnitz in Dresden, Münster’s all-weather zoo, the Wilhelma in Stuttgart and the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid. The Christmas Garden is now also coming to the Kölner Zoo as a Christmas destination. Anyone who wants to end the magical winter walk in comfort can treat themselves to delicious hot food and drinks on the romantic circular path or take a winter ride on the nostalgic carousel.

FAQ

Admission Times

To allow you an experience full of atmosphere, the admission is limited for visitors per 30 minutes. Please show up at the admission time shown on your ticket and pass the entrance within the half hour mentioned on your ticket. Example: if you have bought a ticket for 5 pm, you can show up for admission between 5 pm and 5.30 pm.

Last admission to the Christmas Garden Köln and to the trail is at 9 pm. We ask for your understanding that the security services will inform the visitors still on the trail from 9.45 pm onwards that the Christmas Garden will close at 10 pm.

Compulsory Mask

All employees and visitors must wear a mouth and nose protector at the entrance and on the entire Christmas Garden site. This applies to both indoor and outdoor areas. Visitors who do not carry a mouth and nose protector can purchase one on site. Scarves, cloths or other textiles available are not sufficient.

Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden Köln is open from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 20210, from 5.30 pm to 10 pm.

The Christmas Garden is closed on the following days: 23, 24, 30 November, 01, 24 and 31 December 2020.

Personalised Ticketing / Re-personalisation of Tickets

In order to be able to trace possible chains of infection, we as promoters are obliged to record your name and contact details. We use computer-controlled, personalised ticketing. In doing so, we observe both the relevant requirements of the authorities and the data protection regulations in accordance with the DSGVO. Children’s tickets must also be personalised and must contain all the necessary information. Only a personalised ticket then authorises you to enter. We ask you to present the purchased tickets and a photo document (identity card, driving licence, etc.) at the entrance.

If you are unable to attend on the day of the event, you can change your print@home or mobile ticket in your booking account at myticket.de. The re-personalisation will be done online. Further information can be found here.
If the ticket was sent to you by post, it will be re-personalised on site at the box office. There, you or the new visitor in question would enter the previous ticket and all the above-mentioned details of the new ticket holder. You can find the form here.

Christmas Garden Köln - Lichterbaum

Highlights at Christmas Garden

Many unique highlights and the appropriate musical accompaniment were designed exclusively for the Christmas Garden 2020 and can only be experienced here. Let the “Glockenspiel” enchant you – take a fun walk along a sparkling path with countless fairy lights and real, ringing Christmas bells. Or marvel at the “Field of Lights”: on a large meadow, thousands of points of light are animated to a perfectly coordinated melody, creating the illusion of a moving, shimmering picture motif.

Christmas Garden Köln - Besuchertipps

Tips for your visit

  • Book your tickets for the Christmas Garden Köln cheaper in advance and save yourself unnecessary waiting times and a surcharge at the box office.
  • Experience has shown that the Christmas Garden has a high number of visitors in particular during the weekends and in the time windows before 7 pm. We, therefore, recommend that you plan your visit during the week and slightly later in the evening.
  • Please inform yourself about the applicable hygiene measures before your visit.

Tickets – easy to buy online

Let yourself be enchanted by the most beautiful light extravganza of North Rhine-Westphalia and get your tickets already in advance sales.

You can purchase tickets conveniently online.

Data protection
We, the Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (Registered business address: Germany), would like to process personal information with external services. This is not necessary for the use of the website, but allows us to interact even more closely with them. If desired, please make a choice:
Data protection
We, the Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (Registered business address: Germany), would like to process personal information with external services. This is not necessary for the use of the website, but allows us to interact even more closely with them. If desired, please make a choice: