Event type
Event status
26 November - 3 January
Free with Zoo entry

Sorry! Our 2022 Magic of Christmas event at London Zoo has now ended.

Find out what events are coming up at the Zoo.

Experience the Magic of Christmas at London Zoo this year. We've got everything you need for a jam-packed family day out!

From a 25ft Christmas tree to festive food and drink (including marshmallow toasting* around our cosy firepits!) - find out what's on for Christmas at London Zoo:

  • Giant Animal Advent Calendar
    Every day from 1 - 24 December, our Giant Advent Calendar will be opened to reveal a different animal to celebrate at the Zoo, with fun animal crafts and special Christmas-themed animal talks all related to the animal of the day. 

    If you're visiting the Zoo after 24 December, then join Mrs Claus and Santa's elves at the Giant Advent Calendar as they reveal what presents each of our amazing animals got for Christmas.
  • Cookie Decorating with Mrs Claus*
    Join Mrs Claus in her Gingerbread Kitchen and decorate your own delicious animal-shaped cookies. Enjoy your cookies with refreshments in the terrace restaurant or wrap them up and take them home to enjoy later.
  • Animal Crafts at the Polar Post Room
    Kids can join one of Santa's elves in the Polar Post Room for fun animal crafts throughout the day.
  • Festive animal talks
    We'll be spreading lots of festive joy and enrichment to our animals - check out the What's On board when you arrive to find out more about the talks and timings throughout the day.
  • Meet Santa at London Zoo* - SOLD OUT
    Little ones can join in festive crafts before meeting Santa in his magical grotto at the heart of the Zoo and receive a very special early Christmas gift to take home.

    3 - 4 December and 10 - 24 December.
    ZSL Gold Member, Fellow, and Patron exclusive dates: 26 and 27 November.

    Meet Santa 2022 is sold out. Please sign up to our newsletter to be one of the first to hear about upcoming events.

All tickets must be booked online in advance. All visitors need a valid Zoo ticket or ZSL membership, in addition to any Meet Santa ticket, in order to enter the Zoo. Members, Fellows and Patrons will be granted Zoo entry on arrival simply by showing their membership card.
*Additional charges apply.

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