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25 November - 7 January
Additional charge for Meet Santa

The Magic of Christmas at London Zoo has now passed

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We invited visitors to experience the Magic of Christmas at London Zoo in 2023. We had everything you needed (including seasonal food and drink to keep you fuelled-up) for a jam-packed family day out!

Fun kids trail

We invited kids to go wild with their New Year's resolution. They followed our trail around the Zoo, choosing which animals they wanted to help out, and pledged to make their 2024 a great year! 
This activity ran until 7 January 2024.

Polar Post Room

We gave you the opportunity to send a letter to Santa. Little ones popped in to write their letter and put it in the postbox; the elves took care of the rest!
This activity ran until 7 January 2024.

Themed animal talks

Did you wonder what our animals' New Year's resolutions were? You could check out the What's On board when you arrived to find out more about our animal talks and timings throughout the day, as we spread some festive joy and enrichment to our animals. 
This activity ran until 7 January 2024.

Cookie decorating*

You could join Mrs Claus in her Gingerbread kitchen for some traditional cookie decorating. After purchasing your cookie from one of our catering outlets across the Zoo, you could head over to Mrs Claus’ giant gingerbread house on the main lawn to get stuck in. 
This activity ran until 7 January 2024.

Tasty treats*

Visitors warmed up with a delicious hot chocolate from our outlets in the heart of the Zoo, checked out the range in our main restaurant, and had the opportunity to toast their own marshmallow over the fire pit.
This activity ran until 7 January 2024.

Meet Santa at London Zoo

Meet Santa at London Zoo 2023 has finished. To be one the first to hear about Meet Santa in 2024, please see the top of the page to add your details to our mailing list. 


All visitors required a valid Zoo ticket or ZSL membership, in addition to any Meet Santa ticket, in order to enter the Zoo. Members, Fellows and Patrons were granted Zoo entry on arrival simply by showing their membership card.


*Additional charges applied.

London Zoo Lodges

For an extra special Christmas treat, visitors could experience our London Zoo Lodges with a magical twist. They were transported from the extraordinary surroundings inside the heart of our Land of the Lions to our very own festive Winter Escape. They enjoyed the luxuries of our award-winning lodge experience, immersed amongst twinkling lights and snowy decorations, and some extra Christmas treats!
Exclusively between 18-30 December 2023.