Bristol Zoo Gardens is set for the best run-up to Christmas ever.
The countdown to the big day begins on December 2 when Santa’s Grotto opens in the heart of the Zoo.
Father Christmas will be there every day meeting children one-to-one and asking what presents they would like before he flies off to start making deliveries on Christmas Eve.
Tickets to see Santa cost just £10 which includes Zoo entry.
Everyone loves a Christmas film and to get people in the mood there is a line-up of great festive movies at the Zoo on three successive Sundays.
Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone and Nightmare Before Christmas! will all be screened in the Zoo’s own theatre on Sunday December 3, 10 and 17.
Prices begin at £5 and include entry to the Zoo.
On December 13 you can come and take part in Bristol Zoo’s Big Christmas Sing-a-long under the stars.
This will be a joyful evening of carols and delicious Christmas treats. A mixture of traditional and modern songs that everyone will know.
Bristol Zoo’s Big Christmas Sing-a-long will take place on the main lawn at the centre of the Zoo.
The Zoo is also helping people who are looking for love this Christmas with a special singles’ night in time for the lead-up to the festivities.
It’s called Mix and Mingle and it is being held on November 29. Tickets include a free return entry to the Zoo – a perfect first date for those who find their match at Mix and Mingle.
Owain Cassidy, Bristol Zoo’s head of marketing and development, said: “We are pulling out all the stops to make the run-up to Christmas at Bristol Zoo a really memorable one.
“Bristol Zoo [will look] truly magical at this time of year and we can genuinely say that we have something for everyone.”
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.