Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

  • 01 January 2022 - 02 January 2022
  • £9.50 - £18.00 per person.
  • Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Discover the magic of Christmas on a magical night-time light trail through Edinburgh Zoo!

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Running from Friday 19 November until Sunday 2 January, Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights are sure to light up your winter with a spectacular light trail featuring projections, twinkling fairy lights and much more.

Entry slots are available every 15 minutes from 4.45pm with the last available entry time at 7.30pm for a 9pm finish. All tickets must be booked online in advance to secure your preferred date and time.

The route is approximately a one-mile trail and will take around and hour and a half to complete.

Edinburgh Zoo Christmas Nights Lights

The event is suitable for all ages and is designed so that wheelchairs and buggies can get around. Guests should note that the zoo is located on a hill and no zoo-led mobility vehicle will be available during the event. Guests are welcome to bring their own mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

 A variety of food and drink offers will be available throughout the event, including hot and cold food, drinks, and snacks.

Attendees should be aware that it is very unlikely you’ll see the animals as at that time of year as they’ll mostly be tucked up in bed for the night! If you’d like to see the animals, you can purchase a reduced-price ticket on the same day as your Edinburgh Zoo Christmas Nights visit. Just present your Christmas Nights ticket on arrival to receive the discount.

Feeling especially festive? You can make your visit extra special by booking an additional trip to meet Santa at his grotto during the trail>  

The jolly man will be in his Grotto on event evenings from 19 November – 24 December. (excluding Friday 10 December).

Edinburgh Zoo Breakfast With Santa

Or to really get in the festive spirit, why not book their Christmas VIP Package which includes entry into Edinburgh Zoo for the day, supper at Grasslands Restaurant and access into the Christmas Nights light trail.

All tickets should be booked online> 


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