The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

As the days grow cold and the nights draw near, in the heart of Chester Zoo, something magical will appear. So before you turn and think of leaving, take a second look because seeing is believing…

Kick-start your Christmas countdown at Chester Zoo and explore a magical festive wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and a sprinkling of snow!  Give your family precious memories they’ll never forget; encounter new fantastical and colourful worlds, full of animal-inspired illuminations and traditional festive scenes that will leave you with a warm fuzzy-feeling inside.

You’ll be welcomed by a GIANT colourful Garden of Delight before coming face to face with some of our favourite animal lanterns from Christmases gone by!  Meander through Cloud Cuckoo Land and discover stunningly colourful bird lanterns; plus more illuminated worlds revealed along the way including an Enchanted Woodland and a magical Ice Kingdom

And remember… keep an eye out for Father Christmas on his sleigh.  He could be just around the corner!  

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The Lanterns has been lovingly created by the zoo, in partnership with Wild Rumpus.