City landmark Chester Zoo has unveiled details of its upcoming seasonal event, “The Lanterns”, which begins tomorrow.
A family-friendly occasion, the popular wintertime event allows visitors to the zoo to follow a enchanted trail lit up by droves of animal-shaped lanterns. It also offers guests of the event a chance to enjoy theatrical performers, costumed puppeteers and a special appearance from Father Christmas accompanied by his reindeers.
However, this year the Zoo will be adding some features that are all new for 2022. They include a sparkling UV jungle overlooked by a life-sized orangutan, a majestic snow leopard who guards his mountain home, and a massive polar bear who stands by a fairy-tale castle. While these new attractions will be the main attraction at the Lanterns, this year’s trail will provide a longer route packing in further surprises.
Zoo conservationists have commented that funds received for admissions will help it on its continuing mission to preventing extinction, through its dedicated conservation breeding programmes and multiple field projects undertaken in 20 different countries.
Chester Zoo’s official Guest Experience Supervisor, Scott Manton, commented on the event:
“The zoo is a spectacular place in the day, but as the sun sets it will be transformed into a colourful festive celebration that will light up the night sky as we begin our very own countdown to Christmas.”
The Lanterns’ event at Chester Zoo which will be held on selected dates between Friday, November 11 and Friday, December 23 and entry slots are available between 4 and 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now, priced between £12 and £15. A special quiet hour event is being held on Saturday, 3 December between 4 – 5 pm.