The Lanterns at
Chester Zoo 2024

Experience the wonder of Chester Zoo's famous Christmas wonderland

Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo brings the magic to Christmas for all the family 

Through November and December Chester Zoo and Sony Music presents an illuminated winter wonderland adventure which inspires awe and wonder in children and adults alike every Christmas in Chester. This year for the first time ever the trail will be open on New Year’s Day.

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 a light and sound experience that will surround you in festive magic created by Chester Zoo and Sony Music 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.   

As it’s so popular the Lanterns and Light at Chester Zoo always sells out early so make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible! 

While you are visiting Chester don’t forget to also enjoy the delicacies and warm welcome iChester’s best eating and drinking spots and to make the most of the offers and deals they have for you through the Christmas period not to mention the fabulous Christmas things to do.

Chester has the best restaurants to choose from with lots of child and family friendly options and we highly recommend you do some local Christmas shopping and check out all the festive menus available in and around the city.

You can find everything you could wish for this Christmas at a glance on our Christmas in Chester page plus all the latest updates as they happen in our definitive guide to what’s on for Christma

Find the best places to eat and drink in Chester this Christmas