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Edinburgh Zoo's Christmas Nights - 19th Dec

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Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Rd


EH12 6TS

United Kingdom

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Light up your winter!

About this Event

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back. A spectacular light trail around the zoo will take you and your family on an incredible voyage, passing through Penguins Rock by moonlight and exploring an enchanted ice forest on your way to visit Santa’s workshop.

From Friday 20 November until Sunday 3 January, you can glow all the way to the Arctic with stunning projections, twinkling fairy lights, candy canes, nutcrackers and much more.

Designed for limited visitor numbers with a wide range of safety measures in place, Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights are sure to light up your winter!

Tickets start at £12 for children, £18 for adults and RZSS members receive a 20% discount. Entry slots are available every 15 minutes from 4.45pm with the last available entry time at 7.30pm for a 9pm finish. Please book online in advance to secure your preferred date and time.

Feeling especially festive?

You can make your visit extra special by also booking a trip to meet Santa at his grotto, storytime with Mrs Claus or go all out with a full day Christmas VIP experience at the zoo:

Santa’s Grotto

Meet Santa at his grotto, which has magically appeared in the zoo’s mansion house! Here you can hear about his tales from the North Pole and receive an early festive surprise…

To book your Grotto slot, click here.

Storytime with Mrs Claus

Visit Mrs Claus and enjoy a warming hot chocolate and Christmas cookie while she tells the story of the time Father Christmas crashed his sleigh at Edinburgh Zoo and how the animals helped him on his way!

To book your slot, click here.

Christmas VIP experience

This fabulous VIP package include entry into Edinburgh Zoo for the day, supper at Grasslands Restaurant and a head start on your voyage to the North Pole on our Christmas Nights light trail!

After a day at the zoo, you can enjoy an early two course supper at 3.30pm and afterwards be one of the first to head back into the park to see Edinburgh Zoo transformed into a magical light trail!

Find out more and book here.

Safety Measures - Covid-19

We want visitors to enjoy themselves at the zoo this winter which means safety comes first, and it is important everyone follows the government guidance to protect themselves and others.

There are a wide range of safety measures in place to protect you, our staff, and our animals. We have reduced the capacity of each time slot, created one-way routes, added hand-sanitising stations and will be asking everyone to wear face coverings in indoor areas.

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