Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo this Christmas

Lantern Magic this Christmas

Last Christmas many families fell in love with Lantern Magic.

This year our unforgettable night time journey through the zoo will be even more magical, even more sparkly and even more fun.

You’ll try lantern making, meet our friendly festive characters and can add your Christmas wish to our Giant Wishing Tree.

Then turn the corner and outside our magnificent manor house you’ll see our beautiful animal lanterns – with some ‘new arrivals’ made especially for this year’s event.

And you can choose to join us for a delicously tasty and well deserved Lantern Supper at the end of the trail in June's Pavilion.

With the nocturnal sounds of the zoo, a little bit of festive cheer and a visit from Santa we’ll ensure that your family enjoy a Christmas treat that they won’t forget.

2014 Dates

  • 4 December - 7 December 2014
  • 11 December - 14 December 2014
  • 18 December - 23 December 2014

Tickets for Lantern Magic 2014 will be on sale later this year. Sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to know.

Animal Lantern Walk - Chester Zoo

What our visitors said about last year’s event:

“The zoo became such a magical place, very different from day time visits. We wanted to start a family tradition of coming to the zoo at Christmas and this was perfect.”

“It truly was a magical experience. Even though we were adults it was still enjoyable. Fantastic!”

“We loved the calm, quiet atmosphere and lots of happy families wandering around with their lanterns.”

“It was something different from the usual Christmas 'grotto’”

“The look on my daughters face as she saw the animal lanterns, the people dressed up, the lit up walk ways and hearing the lions roaring – it was unforgettable. You gave us the most memorable family celebration ever.”

Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo

The animal lanterns and illuminated costumes have been made by Lantern Company.


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