Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas at London Zoo, 22 November 2018–1 January 2019 (No Booking Fees)

Christmas at London Zoo


London Zoo dons a shimmering outfit worthy of London’s famous festive illuminations, with tunnels, animal sculptures and a light canopy

What You'll Get

The Deal

Trail Options

Please arrive from 17:45 onwards
Trail time slots are 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:20, 19:40, 20:00

Dates and Times

05/12/18 – 06/12/18 (off peak) last entry to the trail at 20:00
07/12/18 – 09/12/18 (peak) last entry to the trail at 20:00
12/12/18 – (off peak) last entry to the trail at 20:00
13/12/18 – 15/12/18 (peak) last entry to the trail at 19:20
16/12/18 – 18/12/18 (peak) last entry to the trail at 19:20
19/12/18 – 23/12/18 (peak) last entry to the trail at 20:00
24/12/18 – (peak) last entry to the trail at 19:20
26/12/18 – 29/12/18 (peak) last entry to the trail at 20:00
30/12/18 – 01/01/19 (peak) last entry to the trail at 18:30

Christmas at London Zoo

The magical, fantastical, after-dark illuminated trail. Christmas is coming to ZSL London Zoo like never before as the world-famous attraction shimmers with seasonal sparkle. There’s something for everyone as the one mile illuminated path winds its way through ZSL London Zoo in a magical after dark experience. Greeted by festive sights and sounds, wander amongst seasonal colour and through twinkling tunnels of light.
With the animals safely tucked up in bed, explore the trail where fairy-tale meets fantasy and larger-than-life pea-lit wild animal sculptures rise high into the night sky. Surround yourself in sparkle as the path draws you through the Light Vortex and into contrasting tunnels, some delicate and some spectacular, festooned by a canopy of over 100,000 glistening pea-lights.
As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colour-changing lights, the mesmerising voices of Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Ahead, the glowing fountains at the iconic penguin pool dance in time to the gentle sounds of much-loved Christmas classics. There are hidden surprises too - watch out for frosty snowflakes, wooden sledges, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.
Pause for a while at the historic Mappin Terraces as the Magic Mountain springs to life with a blast of colour and playful projections. Don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elves along the way.
Why not complete your stroll under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Ride the vintage carousel* as you soak up the colourful atmosphere at Barclay Court and enjoy other traditional treats before picking up an irresistible gift or two at London Zoo’s shop.
*Additional fees apply