Kick-start your Christmas countdown at Chester Zoo and explore a magical festive wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and a sprinkling of snow!
There will be a Quiet Hour on Saturday 3 December where capacity will be reduced for guests who need a quieter environment to enjoy the event from 4 pm to 5 pm.
To book this event call the Zoo or use the 'Get In Touch' form on this page.
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.
Set off on a magical evening of discovery where you will visit eleven different fantastical worlds; each one different to the last – from traditional festive scenes to colourful animal-inspired illuminations. Your evening will take you on a journey through new worlds that will have your imagination running wild.
Every ticket purchased will help with Chester Zoo's survival and ultimately their mission of preventing extinction.
Book your ticket now and create family memories that will last a lifetime.
Prices start from £13 Adult, £11 Child (children under 2 and carers FREE), carers will need to take proof of entitlement which can be a PIP Letter or Blue Badge.
Timed tickets give entry every 15 minutes from 4 pm to 8.15 pm with the last entry for The Lanterns at 8.30 pm and the zoo closes at 9.30 pm. The journey around the zoo takes approximately 60 minutes and there are lots of lovely festive feasts for you to enjoy as you travel around.
When you book online you’ll receive an email with your booking confirmation attached which you'll need to take with you on the night of your visit to get entry to the zoo.
There is ample FREE parking at the main entrance to the zoo.
Feel free to take loads of great pictures and share them on social media using #TheLanternsatCZ