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Chester Zoo Lantern Festival Is Back For Christmas 2019

Ciara Sheppard

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Chester Zoo Lantern Festival Is Back For Christmas 2019

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We all know that Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and each year Chester Zoo wows their visitors by putting on the most magical event of all to ring in the festive period.

The Lanterns is returning to the zoo for 2019 and we can hardly wait.

Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo

The incredible spectacle sees the zoo transformed into a magical wonderland, with lantern animals illuminating the space.

Guests will go on The Great Christmas Expedition where they discover exotic illuminated wildlife and animals in nine amazing worlds, from traditional festive scenes to colourful animal-inspired illuminations.

Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo

This year, there's an updated route which includes new worlds such as Underwater, where guests will be transported to the bottom of the sea and come face-to-face with a huge lantern octopus.

Other worlds include Tropical Dreams with "a dramatic centrepiece, complete with new beautiful lanterns" and Night Sky Adventure where you'll "travel through the clouds and stars, under the moonlight."

Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo

Ideal for kids, the event will also feature snow and even a possible sighting on Santa Claus himself. On site, visitors will be able to buy festive hot food and drinks.

Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, also a registered conservation and education charity, knows how to do events.

Just last week the zoo, the most-visited of its kind in the UK, hosted a gin night which was themed on the world of plant conservation - a big part of what they do over at the Cheshire-based attraction.

On Friday 30th August guests tasted and smelt some of the zoo's home grown plants within its 125 acres of zoological gardens, before tasting specially-created botany inspired gin cocktails and canapes.

Credit: Chester Zoo
Credit: Chester Zoo

But its events isn't the only reason Chester Zoo has been on our radar recently - its job opportunities have too.

Last month, Chester Zoo began recruiting for someone to look after its elephants. As per the job description, the successful candidate would take home a salary of £21,356.63 working 40 hours per week spread over 10 days out of 14.

"We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Keeper to join us on the Elephant section," the job posting explained online. "For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a breeding family unit of Asian elephants."

Topics: Events, Christmas, Life News, Events News, Chester Zoo

Ciara Sheppard
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