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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

12 November - 23 December
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Experience the magic of Chester Zoo at night with the return of the magical lantern experience. Explore the spectacular trail, pick up some festive food and walk through a Winter Wonderland!

Get those woolly hats, warm gloves and winter coats and be ready to experience a night like no other that will really get you in the festive spirit. Expect hundreds of Christmas lights, lots of snow and stunning light sculptures. In keeping with the zoo theme, you can view lanterns of animals from all across the world including penguins, giraffes and even a range of tropical birds!

The Christmas Food Market is also back, so you can feast on a traditional hog roast, bratwurst, yorkshire pudding wraps and lots more, with plenty of vegan options also available. 

As well as all of the above, look out for some special surprises along the way which will take your breath away, it really is a magical experience

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From Chester station you can get a connecting bus that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X1 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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