As twilight falls, the magic begins – and this is why exceptionally beautiful and mostly listed parks, zoos and gardens turn into glowing, mysterious landscapes at Christmastime. The Christmas Garden is an elaborate open-air audiovisual production that takes place between mid-November and early January at a variety of locations – some of which are UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Impressive architecture, the silence of nature and technically skilful light art are combined with specially composed music and soundscapes. A circular path of around two kilometres leads visitors through a world of inspiration, with numerous lighting installations and enchanting sound designs.
in 2016, the Christmas Garden celebrated its debut in Berlin and experienced an unexpected level of success. Due to the overwhelming response, further locations have been added over time, so that there is now a total of 18 locations in Germany, France, United Kingdom and Spain. In addition to the ten events in Germany, such as in Berlin and Stuttgart, the Christmas Garden can be seen in London, Paris, Barcelona, Málaga and Valencia, among other places. Around 1.9 million people visited the most beautiful and illuminated parks and gardens in 2021. Since 2016 the Christmas Garden has developed into a romantic highlight that captivates hundreds of thousands of people in wintertime.