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Magic of Christmas
See Santa's beautiful reindeer in their stables, get crafty at the Elves' Workshop, enjoy a Christmas tale and lots more, including this year's staff pantomime performed by the Colchester Zoo team!
PLUS don't miss out on the Santa Experience!
On the 24th Nov, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd December you can also stay after dark as we remain open until 7.30pm for you to enjoy our magicial Christmas illuminations!
*Please read the full term & conditions for our Magic of Christmas events before visiting.
All you need to know;
24th November 9.30am - 7.30pm (Christmas Starlight Night)
During our Magic of Christmas event days the kid's can take part in the magical Santa Experience for the additional cost of £7.00 per a Santa Experience ticket.
Journey through the magical festive scenes and meet some of our elf team! PLUS every child taking part with a Santa Experience ticket will be able to take home their own 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' penguin soft toy!*
PLUS On the 1st December Mother Christmas will also be available at The Santa Experience to meet children if they wish to greet her instead of Santa.
*Subject to availability.
Who needs a Santa Experience ticket?
Click on each of our Christmas activities below to find out more about them and when they are taking place:
African Snow Safari
Staff Christmas Pantomime
Santa's Reindeer Stable
Elves' Christmas Party
As well as our full timetable of events you can also enjoy some delicious festive treats during your visit as well as seasonal drinks and snacks!
4.30pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm
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