Shimmering with seasonal sparkle, follow the mile-long path through the world-famous attraction to discover a winter wonderland full of surprises.
With the real animals tucked up in bed, giant glowing giraffe, larger-than-life lions and flamboyant flamingos will light up the night.
Head into the 40-metre-long Light Vortex and marvel at the canopy of over 100,000 glistening pea-lights above you.
Discover the mythical Christmas Sledge Tree and its 365 individual sledges – one for each day of the year.
As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colour changing lights, listen out for the mesmerising voices of a quartet of 30-metre-tall Singing Trees in the distance, as glowing fountains dance in time to much-loved Christmas classics at the iconic Penguin Pool.
There are hidden surprises too – look out for frosty snowflakes, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.
Pause for a moment at the historic Mappin Terraces as Magic Mountain springs to life with a splash of colour and playful projections. Don’t forget to keep a lookout for Father Christmas and his elves along the way.
Complete your stroll under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air.
Soak up the atmosphere with a vintage carousel ride*, and other family rides whilst you enjoy traditional treats, before picking up an irresistible gift or two at ZSL London Zoo’s shop.
Created in partnership with Raymond Gubbay Limited and designed by Culture Creative, the team behind ‘Christmas at Kew’, the trail features more than two miles of LED cabling, over 200 light projections and hundreds of thousands of individual lights.
What: Christmas at London Zoo
When: 22 November – 1 January 2019
Admission: Advance prices from: Adult £16.50, Child £10.50, Family £52.00, Under 3’s & carers free. Price discounts for ZSL members. Transaction charges apply. Website:christmasatlondonzoo.co.uk
Please note: Christmas at London Zoo is a unique opportunity to experience a magical series of twinkling light installations after dark on a festive trail around ZSL’s historic London site. The trail takes place in the evening, past the Zoo residents’ bedtimes. Instead the light sculptures will circle the Zoo’s 36 acre site, making sure not to disturb any of the sleeping animals.
For more information please contact: Melodie Manners |email@example.com | 01637 873379 or 07815 709548
Notes to Editors
*Additional fees apply. For full pricing and ticket information visit: christmasatlondonzoo.co.uk
About Raymond Gubbay Limited
Founded in 1966, Raymond Gubbay Ltd is recognised as being at the forefront for promoting and producing popular classical music, opera, ballet and events worldwide. Raymond Gubbay Limited, in partnership with world class venues, including Beaulieu Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace, Forestry Commission England, National Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, produce Christmas light trails around the country, and in Europe. Additionally, the company regularly presents over 500 concerts annually. raymondgubbay.co.uk
Founded in 1826, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our ground-breaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. For more information visit www.zsl.org
About Culture Creative
The design team behind these festive displays is Culture Creative, who have previously worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Forestry Commission and the National Trust for Scotland. For more information about Culture Creative please see their website culturecreative.co.uk.