Christmas Events

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 21st November and Monday 4th January with the dazzling Winter Wonderland.


Last year we were voted number 4 in the Top Ten places to visit Santa in UK and Europe! You can see the list here but please be aware the opening dates/times also relate to last year. We're hoping to climb to the top spot this year with our festive Christmas offerings - watch our video below and check it out for yourself!


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Saturday 21st November onwards (weekends only) 
Saturday 12th – Wednesday 23rd December (daily) 

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 21st November and then daily from 12th to 23rd December inclusive; for an additional £10, children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. *Please note tickets can only be purchased at Drusillas, on the day. Santa tickets are not available in advance.

The Cottage is open 10am - 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 disappointment.

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The Grand Switch On of the
Winter Wonderland Illuminations 

Join us on Saturday 21st November to launch the official opening of our 2015 Winter Wonderland festivities! The Grand Switch On will commence at 4:30pm at the Events Arena and Hello Kitty herself will lighting up the magical display. Don't miss it!


_DSC3446.jpgWe will be switching on the Winter Wonderland Illuminations once again! The dazzling display will be turned on at 3:30pm daily with the official Light Show starting at 4:30pm when the magical wonderland scene will come alive as it synchronises 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.



Meet Santa's Reindeer

Saturday 21st November - Wednesday 23rd December

Visitors will get the chance to meet two of Santa’s reindeers! Rudolph’s relatives, Angel and Twinkle, will be meeting visitors throughout the day in the Events Arena.






Hug a Husky in the 'Ice Cave'

Saturday 21st November onwards (weekends only)  Saturday 12th - Wednesday 23rd December (daily)

Don't miss your chance to hug a husky! On weekends and holiday dates the two cuddly canines will be in the 'Ice Cave', meeting visitors from 10.30am. On weekdays from the 14th to the 17th December they'll be ready for cuddles from 1pm. The 'Ice Cave' is located near the Events Arena. You’d be barking mad to miss it!


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Pop into The Parlour for festive tattoos and the opportunity to have your face painted as a reindeer, a fairy or even a Christmas pud! The Parlour will be open weekends from November 21st, and then daily from the 19th December for the East Sussex Christmas school holidays.



Seasonal Fayre 

Saturday 21st November onwards (weekends only) 
Saturday 19th – Wednesday 23rd December (daily) 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a seasonal glass of 
mulled wine and yummy mince pies! You can also enjoy
warm fresh doughnuts all available from Station Buffet,
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