Discover our historic site and iconic buildings as a one-mile illuminated pathway winds its way through the Zoo in a magical after-dark experience.
With the animals tucked up in bed, explore the trail where fairytale meets fantasy and larger-than-life, illuminated wild animal sculptures rise high into the night sky.
Head into the Light Vortex through spectacular contrasting tunnels and marvel at the canopy of over 100,000 glistening pea-lights above you. As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colour changing lights, listen out for the mesmerising voices of Singing Trees in the distance, as glowing fountains at our iconic penguin pool dance in time to the gentle sounds of much-loved Christmas classics.
There are hidden surprises too – look out for frosty snowflakes, wooden sledges, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.
Pause for a moment at the historic Mappin Terraces as Magic Mountain springs to life with a splash of colour and playful projections. Don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elves along the way!