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Christmas Spectacular 25th November - 23rd December

Christmas is coming and we couldn’t be more excited! There’s lots going on at the Safari Park both before and after dark!  Most of the festivities go on all day, but if you want to see our animals (including our gorgeous rhino calf Morag!) be sure to get a daytime ticket.

Monday to Friday (to 20th Dec) tickets are at a special reduced price for opening hours of 10am-3.30pm. Just £7 for children, students and those aged 60+ / £12 for adults.

On Saturdays, Sundays and 21st-23rd Dec we are open until 7pm for an extended day of animals & festivities!  We have some evening only tickets at a reduced price.  See below for full ticket price details and timings.  Day time ticket holders are also welcome to stay until the park closes at 7pm.

Our Christmas Spectacular is bigger and better than ever.  So dig out those festive jumpers, don your reindeer ears, and let’s get into the Christmas spirit!


Christmas Spectacular

Storytelling magic with Mrs Claus

Get into the festive spirit with a classic Christmas tale.  Join us for an enchanting storytelling session with the one and only Mrs Claus.


Christmas Spectacular

Santa's drive-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!


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 traditional train ride, teacups and dodgems, then have a run around in our wacky fun house. Christmas magic.


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 are 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 ROARsome dinosaur illuminations! Wander through our prehistoric forest and enjoy our spectacular floodlit dinosaur display.  The illuminations will begin at 2:30pm everyday.


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.  This year, we’ve also been joined by Lush and Stirling Distillery.


Christmas Spectacular

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 loaded baked potato. 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 25th 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 – Monday to Friday

Adults £12.00
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £7.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £7.00
Students £7.00
Infants FREE

Open 10am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday.  Make sure to book your tickets online in advance.

We will stay open until 7pm from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd of December, as such these tickets will be charged at the weekend rate.


Ticket Prices – Saturday & Sunday

(and the 21st to the 23rd of December)

Adults £18.50
Children (age 3-15 yrs) £14.00
Senior (age 60+ yrs) £14.00
Students £14.00
Infants FREE

Evening only

(entry from 3.30pm, 4pm, or 4.30 pm)

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

Open 11am – 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Make sure to book your tickets online in advance.