Christmas Events

Looking forward to magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 30th November and Sunday 5th January with the dazzling Winter Wonderland. See some of last year's Christmas events and activities for kids or see what's on at Drusillas Park. 

Santa’s Christmas Cottage 

Saturday 30th November onwards (weekends only) 
Saturday 14th – Monday 23rd December (daily) Father Christmas

Of course, no festivities would be complete without the star attraction and visitors will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Visit him in his cosy Christmas Cottage during weekends from the 30th November and then daily from 14th to 23rd December inclusive; for an additional £5, children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift.

The Cottage will be open from 10.30am - 4.30pm (last admission to the Park at 4pm). You will not be able to join the queue after 4pm without a ticket and the queue line will
close at 4.30pm - so please arrive early to avoid


The Winter Wonderland Illuminations 

Saturday 30th November – Sunday 5th January

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations once again! The dazzling display will start at 4:30pm daily and will incorporate an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season. 

Hug a Husky

Saturday 30th November onwards (weekends only) 

Thursday 19th - Monday 23rd December (daily)
Christmas_Face_Paint.jpgVisitors will also be able to hug a husky. The two cuddly canines will be meeting visitors between 1pm and 5pm in their new home: The Ice Cave! You’d be barking mad to miss it! 

Seasonal Fayre in Sussex

Saturday 30th November onwards (weekends only) 
Friday 20th – Monday 23rd December (daily) 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a seasonal glass of
mulled wine. You can also enjoy warm fresh doughnuts or a mince pie, all available from Station Buffet, next to the Thomas & Friends™ railway. 


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