Beloved city attraction and leading conservationist Chester Zoo recently unveiled its winter plans, stating it will be its “biggest and brightest” seasonal event to date.
New for 2023, the zoo will be partnering with Sony Music/RGL, as well as Culture Creative, the company responsible for successful worldwide events like “Christmas at Blenheim Palace” and “Christmas at Kew Gardens”, along with many other light trails, which have attracted more than 10 million visitors in total.
Culture Creative will now team up with the zoo to create a brand-new light trail. Dubbed “Lanterns and Light”, the experience will invite zoo guests to witness some installations that have never been seen before. Among the multiple additions will be the UK debut of a 15-metre-long 3D hologram of a mammoth, a walkway of huge pea-lit animals, an astonishing fire garden and illuminated dolphins surfacing from the zoo’s waterways.
Project organisers have commented that the upcoming event will also feature existing elements from Chester Zoo’s long-running popular wintertime event “The Lanterns”, which has now been a festive fixture at the zoo for 12 consecutive years.
Chester Zoo’s Commercial Director, Dominic Strange, said:
“Everyone knows what a special place the zoo is by day. But this winter, by night, our new Lanterns and Light event will transform it into a spectacular, truly unique festive light trail that’ll be like no other. This will be a delightful fusion of the nostalgic and the new.”
The special winter event will run during evenings throughout November and December, and its ticket sales will support Chester Zoo’s vital charitable efforts to help nature not just survive, but thrive.