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  • Date : Friday, Nov 20, 2020 to Thursday, Dec 24, 2020
  • Time : 17:15 - 18:45
  • Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Make your Christmas Nights experience extra special with a visit to hear Mrs Claus tells the story of the time Father Christmas crashed his sleigh at Edinburgh Zoo and how the animals helped him on his way!

Families will have the opportunity to visit Mrs Claus for storytelling in our Mansion House and enjoy a warming hot chocolate and Christmas cookie too.

From 20 November – 24 December (excluding our adults only night on 11 December), there will be three time slots available for small groups each evening at 5.15pm, 6pm and 6.45pm. Capacity is limited to ensure each ‘bubble’ can be appropriately distanced.

Please note this is an add-on to your tickets for Edinburgh Zoo's Christmas Nights. You must purchase your tickets for the evening event along with your tickets to Storytime with Mrs Claus accordingly. The experience lasts approximately 35 minutes.

We are asking visitors to arrive at the Mansion House no more than five minutes before your chosen time slot to minimise contact with others and be aware the only waiting space available is outdoors. Adults and children over five years old should wear face coverings inside the Mansion House, except while eating or drinking, and sanitise their hands before entering.

Book your Christmas Nights extra experience now

Pick your date on our Christmas Nights calendar 


Feeling especially festive?

You can make your visit extra special by also booking a trip to meet Santa at his grotto or go all out with a full day Christmas VIP experience at the zoo.

Want to know more?

Check out the Christmas Nights FAQs before emailing our events team with any further questions at

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