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Christmas Events - Visit Santa at Winter Wonderland 2017

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park (near Brighton) between Saturday 18th November and Monday 1st January with the dazzling Winter Wonderland. Check out the various 2017 Christmas events happening at Drusillas...

Santa’s Christmas Cottage - Visit Santa

  • Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only)
  • Thursday 14th – Saturday 23rd December (daily)

No festivities would be complete without the star attraction, and visitors to Drusillas will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Children can visit Santa in his cosy Christmas Cottage and receive an early Christmas gift! Visitors can meet Santa during weekends from the 18th November and then daily from 14th to 23rd December inclusive. *Please note Santa tickets are not available in advance. Tickets can only be purchased at Drusillas on the day of your visit.

The Christmas 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. 

To view our Price Calendar for visits to Santa please click the link:

*Please note our entrance fee is not included in the above price.

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

  • Saturday 18th November – Monday 1st January

We will be switching on the Winter Wonderland Illuminations once again! The dazzling display will be turned on at 10am 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 18th November - Saturday 23rd December

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

The Husky Cave

Weekends from Sat 18th Nov onwards

  • Daily from 14th - 23rd December
  • On 14th, 15th, 18th & 19th the huskies will be here 1-5pm
  • On all other days the huskies will be here 10:30am-5pm

Back by popular demand, visitors will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo. The two cuddly canines will be meeting and greeting visitors in the Ice Cave; you’d be barking mad to miss it.

The Hello Kitty Parlour

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 18th, and then daily from the 20th December for the 2017 East Sussex Christmas school holidays.

Seasonal Fayre

  • Saturday 18th November onward (weekends only)
  • Thurs 14th – Sat 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, next to the Safari Express railway.  

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