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Starlights at Christmas at the Tierpark (Weihnachten at the Tierpark), Friedrichsfelde
Christmas at the Tierpark (Weihnachten at the Tierpark) © visitberlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Christmas in the Tierpark

Christmas Market in Berlin from 15 November 2023 to 14 January 2024

With thousands of lights, the Tierpark Berlin is transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland at Christmas time.


The treetops glitter, the paths are lined with twinkling stars and even the lake shines with festive lights. For more than two kilometres, the sparkling path of lights winds its way through the park grounds around the palace and invites the whole family to take a Christmas stroll. Everywhere the lights sparkle and shine, transforming the otherwise rather bare landscape into an atmospheric winter wonderland.

Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now

Berliner Weihnachtszeit
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Give yourself and your family another very special moment of anticipation for Christmas in Berlin with a glittering Christmas show or a festive concert. We have the most beautiful Christmas events for you. Plan an extraordinary evening after your visit to the Christmas market.

Christmas Events in Berlin

A peaceful Christmas for the animals too

Weihnachten im Tierpark, Friedrichsfelde
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

So that the animals can also enjoy a contemplative Christmas season, the sparkling winter experience takes place in a part of the Tierpark housing only a few of the animal enclosures. With the exception of the sparkling illuminated animal lights that line the path, only a few real animals can be seen in the Tierpark at Christmas. The light festival begins as soon as the gates close.

Highlights of the light festival in the Tierpark

  • Two-kilometre circular trail
  • Around 30 light installations
  • 320-square-metre ice rink
  • Christmas delicacies
  • Berlin premiere: Poetic fire garden

Our tips for Christmas in the Tierpark

Weihnachten im Tierpark, Friedrichsfelde
Friedrichsfelde',NULL,8256,5504 © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Since the winter evenings in Berlin can get quite cold and wet, you should dress warmly and bring waterproof clothing and footwear. Tickets cannot be returned due to bad weather. In contrast to the regular opening hours of the Tierpark, dogs are not allowed during Christmas in the Tierpark.

Culinary Christmas delicacies

All along the path of lights through the zoo you will find decorated huts offering hot chocolate, mulled wine, bratwurst and other delicacies.

Christmas in the Tierpark opening hours

  • Dates: 15 November 2023 to 14 January 2024 (closed on 20/21/27/28 November and 24 and 31 December 2023
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, Sunday: last admission at 19:30, closing at 21:00
    Friday and Saturday and 21 December to 7 January: last admission at 20:30, closing at 22:00
  • Admission prices: Adults from 15.50 euros, children (6 - 14 years) from 11 euros, pupils, students, senior citizens (with ID and from Monday - Thursday) 11 euros, families (up to 5 people, including a maximum of 2 adults) from 41 euros, flex ticket (one-off for any day) 31.50 euros
  • Admission is limited to a certain number of people per hour
  • The entrance of Christmas in the zoo is located at Am Bärenschaufenster. Via the entrance gate at the castle only the exit is allowed, but no entrance.


Please note that only the Bärenschaufenster entrance is open for Christmas in the Tierpark.

  • U5 Tierpark
  • Bus 296, M17 Tierpark stop
  • Tram 21, 27, 37, 67, M 17 Tierpark stop
  • S5, S75, RB24, RB1 S-Bahn station Berlin Lichtenberg

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