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About Christmas at London Zoo
From 22 November 2018 to 1 January 2019, you'll be able to enjoy a fantastical, magical, after-dark trail at the ZSL London Zoo. Experience the world-famous attraction when it's full of festive sights and sounds!
After the animals are tucked up for the night, you'll be able to wander along a one-mile illuminated path amid seasonal colour and twinkling tunnels of light. Expect fairy-tale to meet fantasy and discover larger-than-life pea-lit wild animal sculptures rising high up into the night sky.
The path will take you through the Light Vortex and into contrasting tunnels festooned by a canopy of over 100,000 glistening lights. As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colour-changing lights, you'll hear Singing Trees in the distance. There'll be glowing, dancing fountains at the Penguin Pool Panorama, along with many other hidden surprises – like wooden sledges, frosty snowflakes, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.
See the Magic Mountain spring to life with a blast of colour and playful projections at the historic Mappin Terraces, and keep your eyes peeled for Father Christmas and his elves.
Enhance your experience under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate while the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. You can also ride the vintage carousel (additional fees apply), soak up the colourful atmosphere at Barclay Court, enjoy traditional treats and pick up gifts at London Zoo’s shop.
Please note: this is an after-dark experience exploring ZSL London Zoo’s historic site and therefore the animals will be in bed and not be available to view.
Last updated: September, 2018