Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo

Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo, Chester 17 November — 31 December 2023 Tickets from £12 — Book now

This festive period, Chester Zoo is back with another nighttime spectacular.

Families of all ages are welcome to experience the zoo in an entirely new light, as it’s transformed into a sparkling wonderland, packed with colour and festivity.

Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo will take you on a journey through enchanting lands. Explore awe-inspiring life-sized, hand-crafted animals and illuminations including orangutans, lions, dolphins and woolly mammoths! Wonder at the colour-changing displays stretching as far as the eye can see, while birds and stars adorn the zoo’s winding paths and trees. Take a walk through the spectacular Winter Cathedral tunnel of lights and even catch a glimpse of the jolly man dressed in red… reindeers included!

For when you get hungry, there’s loads of festive treats to choose from at the Christmas Market, with past years’ offerings including Yorkshire pudding wraps, festive burgers, fresh pizza and hot dogs.


Chester Zoo is a leading global conservation and education charity which supports projects all over the world and helps to save highly threatened species from extinction. Ticket sales from Lanterns and Light help to fund this work.

Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo, Chester 17 November — 31 December 2023 Tickets from £12 Book now

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