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Guess what? The merriest season of all is nearly here! Christmas is coming and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s going to be lots going on at the Safari Park both before and after dark!  Most of the festivities will go on all day, but if you want to see our animals (including all our 2023 babies!) be sure to get a daytime ticket.

At weekends (and the 22nd of December), we are going to give you even more extra hours of merriment and stay open until 7pm!  We’ve even got some special evening-only tickets that won’t break the piggy bank. Check out the nitty-gritty on ticket prices and timing below. Daytime ticket holders are of course welcome to stay till we close up at 7 pm too.

Hold onto your Santa hats, because our Christmas Spectacular is set to be bigger and better than ever.  So let’s dig out those festive jumpers, don our reindeer ears, and spread some serious Christmas cheer!

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Christmas Spectacular

Santa Claus and the Dragon Who Didn't Like Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with a magical Christmas tale.  Join us for a short, interactive, relaxed performance with storytelling, puppets, music and more. An ideal introduction to theatre with lots of Christmas magic and involvement for our younger audiences.


Christmas Spectacular

Santa's fly-by

Santa Claus is coming to town. Catch a glimpse of the main man himself as he travels through the Safari Park in his sleigh several times a day.  He’ll have his naughty list with him so make sure you’re on your best behaviour!

On the 22nd and 23rd of December, Santa flies by at 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm.


Christmas Spectacular

Snowflake Woods

New for 2023!

Located in the little forest next to our playpark, we have created a stunning snowflake light installation.  Venture into the Snowflake Woods and you will also discover a magical wishing tree within, waiting to fulfil all your Christmas dreams…


Christmas Spectacular

Festive fairground

Our festive fairground attractions will bring a rosy glow to everyone’s cheeks. Ride tokens are for sale in the Park.  Have a go on our dragon coaster, teacups and dodgems, then have a run around in our ‘Santa’s Workshop’ fun house. Christmas magic.


Christmas Spectacular

Christmas Market

If you’re looking to do a little Christmas shopping, then our traditional Christmas stalls are the place for you!  Our adorable log huts are stuffed to the rafters with all sorts of festive treats and gorgeous gifts.


Christmas Spectacular

Scotland’s biggest Christmas tree (probably)

We love a fairy light here at the Park and this year we’re more twinkle-tastic than ever.  We’ll also be back with our show-stopping Christmas tree that (we think) is the largest in Scotland.


Christmas Spectacular

Animal bedtimes

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. 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.


Christmas Spectacular

Dinosaur Illuminations

Back by popular demand, our spectacular dinosaur illuminations! Wander through our prehistoric forest and enjoy our spectacular floodlit dinosaur display.  The illuminations will begin at 2:30pm everyday.


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Festive food and drinks

We’ve got all sorts of winter-warmers and festive favourites. Try the amazing hot chocolate from our hot chocolate bar, treat yourself to piping hot fish and chips, or dig in to a delicious hot roast roll.  And don’t worry, for the grown-ups, there’s gin cocktails from local Stirling Gin. Yum.


Christmas Spectacular

Marshmallow fire pits

Get cosy around our fire-pits and toast some giant marshmallows.  How do you like yours, lightly toasted or full-on burnt?  Let the great marshmallow debate commence!


Christmas Spectacular

Ticket Info

Please choose a date and time that suits you as we’re unable to make changes or refunds once a ticket has been purchased. Our Christmas Spectacular event runs from 24th November to 23rd December.

Make sure to book your tickets in advance as we are now online ticket sales only. This includes our members, and anyone with a pre-purchased ticket or gift card.


Ticket Prices – Weekday (daytime)

Adults £14.00
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £10.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £10.00
Students £10.00
Infants FREE

Weekday (after-school) – entry from 3pm

Adults £7.00
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £5.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £5.00
Students £5.00
Infants FREE

Open from 11am to 5.30pm during the week.  The park will be closed every Tuesday & Wednesday. Make sure to book your tickets online in advance.


Ticket Prices – Weekend (daytime)

Adults £21.00
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £15.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £15.00
Students £15.00
Infants FREE

Weekend (evening) – entry from 3.30pm

Adults £10.00
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £7.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £7.00
Students £7.00
Infants FREE

Open 11am – 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and the 22nd of December.  Make sure to book your tickets online in advance.