The zoo’s tenth annual event gives event attendees the opportunity to experience an after-hours tour in the dark as they walk through spectacular illuminations and colourful lanterns, intersecting with enchanting costumed characters along the way.
Several new elements will be featured at this year’s festivities, including illuminated orangutans, butterflies, caterpillars, and wolves as well as an enchanting light show dedicated to the zoo’s 90th birthday, which explores its history.
Conservationists at the UK’s most popular zoo say that the event will support the zoo’s crucial work as a wildlife conservation charity and will help with its recovery following the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Senior Admissions and Retail Manager at Chester Zoo, Gemma Bamford, said:
There will again be a limited capacity at the Zoo because of the ongoing global situation with Covid-19. The zoo will, however, offer more timed entry slots than ever before, providing more people with the chance to enjoy the festivities.
The Lanterns has been created by the zoo in partnership with multi-award-winning outdoor arts producer, Wild Rumpus.
Tickets are now on sale for selected dates from Friday 12 November – Thursday 23 December 2021 with slots available from 4 pm – 8.15 pm. Child tickets start from £11 and adult tickets start from £13.