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Christmas Starlight Night - from 9.30am!
Add a spark of magic to your festivities this Christmas!
Join us from 9.30am until 7.30pm on the 24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd December for our Christmas Starlight Nights as we remain open into the evening!
The extended opening with give you more time to enjoy our fantastic events as the festivities continue beneath our twinkling Christmas lights! PLUS as the evening light fades our beautiful Christmas illuminations will turn on!
Don't forget the children can also take part in our Santa Experience and will be able to go home with their own 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' the penguin soft toy!*
*All Children wishing to take part in the Santa Experience and receive a 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' penguin soft toy, MUST purchase a Santa Experience Ticket. This includes passholders and under 3s. Find out more here. Soft toy subject to availability.
A Santa Experience Ticket costs just £7.00.
*Please read the full term & conditions for our Christmas Starlight Night events before visiting.
All you need to know:
Who needs a Santa Experience ticket?
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.
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
Light a candle for Conservation
As well as our full timetable of events you can also enjoy some delicious festive treats during your visit as selected catering outlets remain open into the evening.
More information coming soon.
During your visit you can also stop by the Colchester Zoo Shops!
You can also purchase gift vouchers for your loved ones either by popping into our Guest Service Department or by visiting our online shop here.
Information on our 2018 Christmas admission prices COMING SOON!
4.30pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm
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