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Chester Zoo Lanterns 2020
13 November - 23 December
One event on 16 November, 2020 at 12:00am
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another MAGICAL year, and is set to be more enchanting than ever. They’ve carefully planned this year’s event to keep you safe, but you’ll have the same memorable Chester Zoo experience.
Join in The Lanterns as Chester Zoo transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, delight, a sprinkling of snow and some unexpected festive encounters!
Escape to the eleven fantastical worlds, each different from the last, that will take you on an illuminating adventure like no other! Be immersed in this magical and uniquely Chester Zoo evening event that’s inspired by some of our favourite festive family tales, giving you the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light.
This year’s route will take you on a journey to discover faraway lands that will have your imagination running wild, each filled to the brim with colourful lanterns, spectacular costumed characters and Christmas scenes.
You’ll be welcomed by the magical glow of the moon and stars, that will have you feeling as though you’re soaring through a dreamy moonlit sky. You’ll then set off Over the Rainbow into the dramatic and POWERFUL world of The Observatory where planets will hover above you!
After then dancing your way through the black and white grasses of Zebra Grasslands, meander through our vibrant Cactus Desert where you’ll be met with an exotic world of colour and movement. Your path will be lit by glowing cacti, frogs and colour changing chameleon characters.
Then, as the winter night draws in, look out for the spectacular Sunset which will be a dramatic centrepiece in the heart of the zoo that will fill you with a warm and gentle glow. This space will be filled to the brim with dazzling animal lanterns – species that can only be found in the African Savannah – surrounded by lit trees and glowing grasses. Keep your eyes peeled for a few fascinating nocturnal animal characters that only come out to play when it goes dark.
Be sure to follow the twinkling star constellations as you take the Second Star to the Right to continue your journey through enchanting lands, leading you to Walking In The Air…
Making a return this year will be the popular Underwater world which will transport you to the bottom of the sea where you’ll discover a HUGE breath-taking, show-stopping octopus that will leave you in awe.
Chester Zoo The Lanterns Dates and Prices 2020
Child tickets start from £13.50
Adult tickets start from £16
Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge
Selected dates from Friday 13 November – Wednesday 23 December
To make The Lanterns as safe and as magical as possible we’re offering timed tickets that give entry every 15 minutes from 4pm to 7.45pm.