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    Christmas is coming to ZSL London Zoo like never before as the world-famous attraction shimmers with seasonal sparkle. There’s something for everyone as the one mile illuminated path winds its way through ZSL London Zoo in a magical after-dark experience. Greeted by festive sights and sounds, wander amongst seasonal colour and through twinkling tunnels of light.

    With the animals safely tucked up in bed, explore the trail where fairy-tale meets fantasy and larger-than-life pea-lit wild animal sculptures rise high into the night sky. Surround yourself in sparkle as the path draws you through the Vortex of Light and into contrasting tunnels, some delicate and some spectacular, festooned by a canopy of over 100,000 glistening pea-lights.

    As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colourchanging lights, the mesmerising voices of Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Ahead, the glowing fountains at the iconic penguin pool dance in time to the gentle sounds of much-loved Christmas classics. There are hidden surprises too – look out for frosty snowflakes, wooden sledges, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.

    Pause for a while at the historic Mappin Terraces as the Magic Mountain springs to life with a blast of colour and playful projections. Don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elves along the way.

    Why not complete your stroll under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Ride the vintage carousel* as you soak up the colourful atmosphere at Barclay Court and enjoy other traditional treats before picking up an irresistible gift or two at London Zoo’s shop.

    *Additional fees apply Please note this is an after-dark experience exploring the magic of ZSL London Zoo’s historic site and therefore our animals will be in bed and will not be available to view.

    Ticket information Save at least 10% on a combined ticket to explore the Zoo during the day as well.

    Peak Prices            In Advance     On the day
    Adult                     £19.50            £21.50
    Adult Member        £18.50            £21.50
    Child (3-15)          £13.00            £15.00
    Child Member        £12.00            £15.00
    Family**               £60.00            £68.00
    Family** Member  £56.00            £68.00
    Carers/Under 3s    FREE


    Combined Ticket - Day entry & Light Trail
    Adult                   £39.00              £43.00
    Concession           £37.00             £40.00
    Child (3-15)         £27.50             £31.50
    Family**             £120.00           £125.00
    Carers/Under 3s   FREE

    Off-Peak Prices
                               In Advance      On the day
    Adult                    £16.50            £18.50
    Adult Member        £15.50           £18.50
    Child (3-15)          £10.50           £12.50
    Child Member        £9.50             £12.50
    Family**               £52.00          £60.00
    Family** Member   £48.00         £60.00
    Carers/Under 3s     FREE

    Combined Ticket - Day entry & Light Trail
    Adult                     £36.00          £40.00
    Concession            £34.00          £38.00
    Child (3-15)           £25.00          £29.00
    Family**                £110.00        £118.00
    Carers/Under 3s     FREE

    All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by first class post.


    ** Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3-15)

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