Chester Zoo confirms the return of the Lanterns later this year

Chester Zoo have announced its Christmas event The Lanterns will be returning later this year.

The Lanterns is a popular night time journey around the zoo, as it is transformed into a festive wonderland.

The event features a host of colourful animal lanterns, giving visitors the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light. The Lanterns are accompanied by lots of festive features including costumed characters and a visit from Father Christmas.

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The journey takes around one hour to complete and includes a range of festive-style treats along the way.

The Lanterns has become a popular tradition at the zoo, with this year’s event marking ten years of the night time journeys.

Announcing the return of festive wonderland on social media, Chester Zoo said: “The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another magical year and is set to be as enchanting as ever. Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination, and plenty of cheer!”

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo returns on Friday, November 12, and will run until Thursday, December 23 on selected dates.

The event will operate from 4pm until 8.15pm on each date, with timed tickets granting entry every fifteen minutes.

Adult tickets start at £13, while children’s tickets begin at £11. Children aged two and under have free entry to the event.

To find out more, visit Chester Zoo’s website here.

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