Join us for a unique Christmas trail in the zoo after hours! Enjoy our spectacular illuminations, colourful lanterns and encounter enchanting costumed characters along the way!

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This Christmas, come and experience a winter wonderland as the Chester Zoo shop transforms into a festive treasure trove. Christmas at Chester Zoo goes much further than just us! Our main shop has a great selection of Christmas goodies, suitable for all ages!

Find inspirational gifts from the contemporary to the traditional with everything you need for a fun-filled Christmas…

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We take a peek behind the curtain to meet Wild Rumpus and discover how their team bring the lanterns magic to life. With three, BRAND NEW illuminating worlds this year, we find out what it takes to create this magical, festive wonderland.

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