LIVE FROM THE NORTH POLE: We’ve had confirmation from Santa himself that he will be returning to Colchester Zoo this festive season along with new friend, Spirit the White Tiger.

This year, learn all about a special girl called Molly and her search to find her Christmas Spirit and the courage to make new friends.

“Molly Anway was a shy girl, sometimes feeling lonely as she spent much of her time on her own, drawing pictures of Tigers, Lions, and Bears, for she wished she had their courage to one day make friends of her own.

After watching a boy playing happily on his own in the park and reuniting him with a very special Tiger toy called Spirit, Molly discovers that it may just be that same Tiger toy could be her friend and bring her joy.

Whilst visiting Colchester Zoo with her family, Molly races around the zoo to find her Christmas Spirit where, with the help of a friendly elf, she learns that some animals prefer to be alone, but are still loved by all.

Molly is met by a jolly character dressed in a ruby-red cloak. Santa had heard about Molly’s search for her Christmas Spirit and wanted to make sure she received her Christmas wish.

Surprise crossed Molly’s face, the gift from Santa was her very own Christmas Spirit!

Will her new, found love of Spirit bring the courage for Molly to make friends and end her loneliness?”

Hear the full story of Molly’s adventure during the ‘Elf Tales’ at our Magic of Christmas events! PLUS, you can follow her journey with our Christmas Adventure book, filled with puzzles and activities – more details coming soon!

All children who have purchased a ticket to take part in The Santa Experience during our Magic of Christmas events will receive their very own Spirit the White Tiger soft toy to take home!*

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