The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Experience the wonder of Chester Zoo's famous Christmas wonderland

2020 UPDATE - Unfortunately The Lanterns at Chester Zoo Are Now Sold Out!

As it’s so popular this event always books out early and with the reduced dates due to Novembers lockdown tickets went at lightening speed this year!

Don’t feel you’ve missed out though because there are still so many wonderful Christmas things to do this year and the Lights and Christmas trees will still shine, Christmas festive dining options and Christmas day dinners are aplenty and you can’t get more Christmassy than booking a seat to see a Christmas Carol and The Snowman shows.

You can also find everything for the season at a glance on our Christmas in Chester page plus all the latest updates as they happen on our Guide to Christmas 2020 blog.

Bring the magic back to Christmas for all the family 

Through November and December Chester Zoo presents an illuminated winter wonderland adventure which inspires awe and wonder in children and adults alike every Christmas in Chester.

Take time with loved ones to be truly inspired exploring the radiant illuminated sculptures of all your favourite wildlife in the most enchanting surroundings. You’ll find something new to delight and excite around every corner as you explore the eleven fantastical worlds loving created by Chester Zoo for your entertainment.

Be transported to another world this Christmas and let the joy and magic of this inspiring and heartwarming event fill your hearts.   

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