Bring the magic!
This year, we’re really going for it. Our Christmas Spectacular is set to be our best festive celebration yet. So grab your hat and gloves, dig out those festive jumpers, and let’s have the best Christmas ever. Bring it on.
Santa Claus is coming to town. The main man will be travelling through the Safari Park in his sleigh several times a day. We’ve asked the elves and they think shortly before 1pm, 3pm and 5pm each day, with an extra ‘late drive-by’ around 7pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Our festive fairground attractions will bring a rosy glow to everyone’s cheeks. Have a go on our traditional helter-skelter, teacups and dodgems, then swing through the air on our chairoplanes. Christmas magic.
Scotland’s biggest Christmas tree (probably)
This year, we’ve gone twinkle-tastic with some beautiful illuminations and a show-stopping Christmas tree that (we think) is the largest in Scotland. You could even sing a quick carol under it, if you felt like it.
All our animals will be there to share the magic with you throughout the day. However, they’ll be safely tucked up for the night well before it gets dark, so if you want to meet them, make sure you book an early ticket. Last entry to the drive-thru is 2:45pm and you won’t be able to visit many of our other animal habitats once the sun goes down.
Move over donkeys and reindeer, this year it’s our dinosaurs that get a starring role in the celebrations. Don’t miss our spectacular floodlit dinosaur illuminations. They’re truly ROARsome!
If you’re looking to do a little Christmas shopping then our traditional Christmas market is full of lovely produce from some of our favourite local businesses. It really is a community effort.
Festive food and drinks
We’ve got all sorts of winter-warmers and festive favourites. Try the amazing hot chocolate from our new hot chocolate bar or treat yourself to a piping hot pizza, straight from the wood-fired oven. And don’t worry, for the grown-ups, there’s gin cocktails from local Stirling Gin. Yum.
Marshmallow fire pits
Get cosy around our fire-pits and toast some giant marshmallows. It’s great fun for all the family but just remember – don’t hold them in there too long!
Please choose a date and time that suits you as we’re unable to make changes or refunds once a ticket has been purchased. Visitors to the park can enjoy our Christmas Spectacular event from 19th November-23rd December. Please remember that we still have safety measures in place and some parts of the park remain closed. More info
Visitor numbers are limited so all visitors are required to book in advance. This includes our members, and anyone with a pre-purchased ticket or gift card.
Most importantly, ENJOY!