A wonderful excursion into a shining winter world!

A unique experience – now at Tierpark Berlin

Everything is Christmassy at the Tierpark Berlin! The new Christmas event “Weihnachten im Tierpark – Christmas at the Tierpark“ creates a unique and nostalgic Christmas spirit in eastern Berlin. With the wintry light festival “Weihnachten im Tierpark” the Tierpark zoo in  Friedrichsfelde will be brightly illuminated for the first time! Thousands of lights will wrap the Berlin Tierpark and the historic castle Friedrichsfelde into a starry magic. “Weihnachten im Tierpark” is not a hectic and noisy Christmas market but invites to a heavenly walk through the Tierpark with its Christmas illumination. The romantic light festival unites a wide audience with contemporary light art.

About the light festival “Weihnachten im Tierpark”

“Weihnachten im Tierpark” is a wintery event for all generations. The walk through the atmospherically illuminated plant kingdom goes past sparkling light installations, imaginative animal figures composed of innumerable, tiny light-emitting diodes and an infinite number of stars. Whoever wants to conclude the tour cosily, can enjoy delicious hot dishes or beverages, warm up at a crackling fire or skate on the marvellous large ice rink in front of the illuminated historic scenery of the castle. “Weihnachten im Tierpark” combines nature, architecture and entertainment with light art to create a very special experience. Here the whole family can spend a wonderful evening during the Advent period.

What is “Weihnachten im Tierpark”

The visitors who come to experience “Weihnachten im Tierpark“ will realise quickly that this light festival is different. They will find everything that they are looking for: classical architecture, staged nature and a convivial, Christmassy atmosphere.

The historic castle, a flora and fauna immersed in a tasteful world of colours, lavishly lighted trees and sparkling stars all over the place take the visitors from their daily routine to a wintery wonderland. The buzzwords of this light installation are amazement, emotion and poetry.

For visitors this means meeting, sharing and dreaming. Stroll through a twinkling tunnel of lights, look calmly at the Christmas motifs and figures and let thousands of lights put you into a merry Christmas mood.

Weihnachten im Tierpark impressions

Tips for your visit

If you buy your tickets for “Weihnachten im Tierpark” already in advance sales, you save unnecessary waiting time at the evening box office. In order to allow each visitor a relaxed and contemplative winter walk, admission is limited to a certain number of persons per hour. Experience has shown that wintery open air events are in a particularly high demand above all during the weekend and during the early evening. We, therefore, recommend a visit during the week, in a time window from 7 pm onwards.

Important information

Opening times

“Weihnachten im Tierpark” is opened for you from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 from 5 pm to 10 pm. On the following days “Weihnachten im Tierpark” is closed: 25/26 November; 02/03, 09/10, 16/17 und 24 and 31 December 2019.

Admission times

To allow a contemplative experience for all guests, the admission of visitors per hour is limited. Please come during the admission time stated on your ticket and go through the entrance within the hour stated on your ticket. The evening box office closes at 8.45 pm, The last admission to “Weihnachten im Tierpark” is at 9.00 pm and the last start of the walk is likewise at 9 pm. We ask for your understanding that the security services will inform the visitors from 9.45 pm onwards that the Tierpark will soon close at 10 pm.

Ticket information / Return of tickets

Children up to the end of their sixth year of age have free access to “Weihnachten im Tierpark”. In our online ticket shop you have the possibility to acquire print@home tickets. You can buy these until shortly before the event and take them along with you as a pdf on your mobile phone or as a printout. At the evening box office admission tickets may be acquired as well. Please note that in the event of loss of the ticket, no replacement or additional printout will be possible. In the same way a return or exchange of tickets is not possible. In accordance with § 312g Para 2 Sentence 1 No. 9 BGB (German Civil Code) there is no right to revocation when acquiring tickets despite the basic existence of a distance selling transaction. This unfortunately also means that when buying tickets the two-week right of revocation and return is completely excluded.

We look forward to your visit