The magical, fantastical, after-dark illuminated trail.

Christmas is coming to ZSL London Zoo like never before as the world-famous attraction shimmers with seasonal sparkle. There's something for everyone as the one mile illuminated path winds its way through ZSL London Zoo in a magical after dark experience. Greeted by festive sights and sounds, wander amongst seasonal colour and through twinkling tunnels of light.

With the animals safely tucked up in bed, explore the trail where fairy-tale meets fantasy and larger-than-life pea-lit wild animal sculptures rise high into the night sky. Surround yourself in sparkle as the path draws you through the Light Vortex and into contrasting tunnels, some delicate and some spectacular, festooned by a canopy of over 100,000 glistening pea-lights.

As you walk beneath playful ribbons of colour-changing lights, the mesmerising voices of Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Ahead, the glowing fountains at the iconic penguin pool dance in time to the gentle sounds of much-loved Christmas classics. There are hidden surprises too - watch out for frosty snowflakes, wooden sledges, shimmering stars and gigantic baubles where you least expect them.

Pause for a while at the historic Mappin Terraces as the Magic Mountain springs to life with a blast of colour and playful projections. Don't forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elves along the way.

Why not complete your stroll under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Ride the vintage carousel* as you soak up the colourful atmosphere at Barclay Court and enjoy other traditional treats before picking up an irresistible gift or two at London Zoo's shop.

*Additional fees apply

Please note this is an after-dark experience exploring the magic of ZSL London Zoo's historic site and therefore our animals will be in bed and will not be available to view.

Please see below for highlights of the Trail:

Pricing Information

Light Trail TicketsADVANCE - OFF PEAKADVANCE - PEAK
Adult£16.50£19.50
Adult Member£15.50£18.50
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)£52£60
Family Member£48£56
Child (3-15)£10.50£13
Child Member£9.50£12
Under 3FreeFree
Under 3 MemberFreeFree

Combined TicketsADVANCE - OFF PEAKADVANCE - PEAK
Adult£36£39
Concession£34£37
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)£110£120
Child (3-15)£25£27.50
Child Under 3FreeFree