Start Date14th Dec 2024 End Date14th Dec 2024

Enchanted: Trail of Light 2024

30th November, 4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 28th and 30th December 2024

Join us for a magical journey after hours…

Experience a whole host of illuminations along a designated route, featuring an immersive blue ice tunnel, magical rainbow light bridge and life-sized animal illuminations. Plus, you can control the magic with special interactive light zones, all put together by our creative in-house events team.

During the trail you’ll also enjoy dancing fountains and a ride on the festive road train to take the weight off your feet as you are transported to more enchanting sights!

After you’ve been truly dazzled, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a live musical performance!

Tickets: Must be pre-booked online in advance for a specific time of arrival and are non-refundable. Arrival slots are staggered offering you the chance to experience the lights at a leisurely pace.

30 November, 4, 11, 30 December
6, 7, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 28 December
£12.50 per person£15.00 per person

Children under the age of 3yrs and assistants are not required to pre-book and will be admitted free of charge on the evening of the event. Anyone under the age of 16yrs MUST be accompanied by a responsible guardian over the age of 18yrs. We will not admit anyone unaccompanied under the age of 16yrs.

Personal assistants will be admitted free of charge to accompany a guest with disability – verification may be requested on arrival.

Food and Drink

All outlets will be CARD ONLY during our Enchanted Trail of Light event.

Why not purchase a Meal Voucher for an additional £8.00 upon booking, for a festive meal deal along our Enchanted Trail of Light, so there’s no need to eat beforehand!

Wrap & Roll
Refreshment Stop 1

Christmas dinner or jackfruit wrap (V) & regular hot drink

Other food options:
Christmas donuts, mulled wine

Chip ‘n’ Mix
Refreshment Stop 2

Crimbo combo chicken strips & chips & regular hot drink

Other food options:
Luxury hot drinks

Refreshment Stop 3

Meal Deal not available in this outlet

Other food options:
Hot Christmas pastries, paninis, fresh cakes, sweet treat, ice cream, hot & cold drinks

Snack Shack
End of Trail

Meal Deal not available in this outlet

Other food options:
Marshmallows, toasties, paninis, sandwiches, sweet treats, ice cream, mulled wine, hot & cold drinks, alcoholic beverages

(V) – vegetarian Meal Deal available.

*Meal Vouchers can be redeemed for Meal Deal options ONLY. Other food options cannot be purchased using Meal Voucher. Meal Deals are exempt from passholder discount. Meal Deals can be purchased without a Meal Voucher for £8.50 on the night of the event. Hot drinks can be upgraded to luxury hot drinks for an additional £1.00.

Booking now open!

Limited spaces available so pre-book your ticket today to avoid missing out!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This evening event does not include access to The Santa Experience or any other activities taking place in the daytime during our Magic of Christmas event. Although this event is hosted by us here at Colchester Zoo and the trail is within the park, The Enchanted Trail of Light does not include animal viewing. If you wish to visit Santa, you must book a separate Santa Experience ticket AND you must have a Zoo Entry Ticket/Annual Zoo Pass to enter the Zoo during the day.

The Enchanted Trail of Light event must be pre-booked online in advance for a specific time of arrival. Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable. Unfortunately, it is not viable for us to offer a discount to passholders for this event. Tesco Partner Reward Codes CANNOT be used for entry to this event. Those visiting for our daytime Magic of Christmas events will need to leave the park at normal zoo closing time and re-enter with valid, pre-paid Enchanted tickets at their booked timeslot.

Please be aware that all activities, terms & conditions, dates, times and prices are subject to change.

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