Nine-year-old Karis Milligan stands behind an installation at the launch of Edinburgh Zoo's Christmas Nights.

Spectacular images show Edinburgh Zoo’s magical light show that's perfect for entertaining families this Christmas

Edinburgh Zoo’s eagerly-anticipated Christmas Night Experience launches today – and it looks totally spectacular.

A light trail around the zoo will take you and your family on an incredible voyage, passing through Penguins Rock by moonlight and exploring an enchanted ice forest on your way to visit Santa’s workshop.

From today (Friday 20 November) until Sunday 3 January, you can glow all the way to the Arctic with stunning projections, twinkling fairy lights, candy canes, nutcrackers and much more.

Designed for limited visitor numbers with a wide range of safety measures in place, Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights are sure to light up your winter.

You can make your visit extra special by also booking storytime with Mrs Claus or go all out with a full day Christmas VIP experience at the zoo (additional charges apply).

Tickets start at £12 for children, £18 for adults and RZSS members receive a 20% discount. Entry slots are available every 15 minutes from 4.45pm with the last available entry time at 7.30pm for a 9pm finish.

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