The dates for Christmas fun at Colchester Zoo have been revealed. 

Last year the zoo, in Maldon Road, was forced to scale back its events due to Covid and lockdowns.

But this year it is full steam ahead with the attraction set to bring some festive magic to visitors. 

And the zoo has alread confirmed dates for this year's evemts/ 

The Magic of Christmas events will be taking place on December 4, 5, 11, 12 and from the 18 to 24. 

The zoo's website said: "Join us at Colchester Zoo this Christmas and immerse yourself in the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

"See Santa’s beautiful reindeer in their stables, get crafty at the Elves’ Workshop, hear our Christmas tale and enjoy some festive treats!

"PLUS all children who purchase a ticket to take part in this year’s Santa Experience will also get to take home another fantastic Christmas character soft toy!

"More information on this year’s festive friend coming soon!"

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As well as the timetable of events you can also enjoy some festive treats during your visit and the zoo's shops will be selling festive themed gifts. 

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