The X-MAS Tram in 2020

Since 2008 we have been supporting people from all around the world, so that no one has to celebrate Christmas alone!

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The X-MAS Tram in 2020


We are fully aware that this year is a special one. So we decided to cancel the ride in this year.
Despite of all difficulties we would like to continue bringing people together.
So we connect christmas buddies with foreign students and international guests.

Do you like to help and be a christmas buddy for yourself? Just contact us!

On this website you will find all the information about the X-MAS tram. If you cannot find the details you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us via email (info(at) or use our contact form.


The X-Mas Tram is priced for bringing people together

The award in internationalisation 2020 for a culture of welcome goes to the X-Mas Tram!

The award is intended to promote and make visible these successful and outstanding activities and projects, and thus further strengthen our culture of welcome.
For more than 10 years a small but enthusiastic group of young people has been organizing the X-MAS Tram in Dresden. With this special tram ride through Dresden we continue to bring foreign students, international guest scientists and “Newdresdner” together with Saxon citizens. Our dream is that no one in Dresden has to celebrate Christmas alone.

The X-MAS Tram: an Introduction

Every year on the first Wednesday in December the X-MAS Tram drives through the beautiful, hopefully snowy Dresden. When it gets dark outside the intercultural tram ride begins. Everywhere in the tram you will find lovely Christmas decoration. You can lean back and enjoy the international atmosphere in the tram and the ride though the illuminated Dresden. Later, you can get some Glühwein, taste some typical German Christmas food like Stollen and listen to German Christmas music. The highlight of the evening is our Christmas buddy program. Locals offer different activities that are typical for Christmas and winter time in Dresden to a small group of people that are new in Dresden.

become a christmas buddy