Enjoy Festive fun at Edinburgh Zoo’s Winter Village this Christmas! 🎄

An environmentally friendly skating rink is coming to Edinburgh Zoo for the first time this festive season as part of the Zoo’s new Winter Village.

From 1 December 2023 to 7 January 2024, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is welcoming visitors to enjoy ice-less skating on a synthetic rink, browse festive market stalls, take part in wreath making workshops and meet Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto.

Lindsay Ross, events and experiences manager at RZSS, said:

“The festive season is an exciting time of year and Edinburgh Zoo’s Winter Village will be the perfect way for the whole family to celebrate. With activities and events for everyone to enjoy, we are especially thrilled to invite visitors to Rockhopper Rink this year to experience a wonderful winter moment with an environmentally friendly twist. Whether you take part in one of our wreath making classes, have breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus, or skate on Rockhopper Rink, every visit will support our wildlife conservation charity continue its vital work around the world, protecting species and creating deeper connections for people and nature.”  

Entry to the Christmas market is free with valid entry to Edinburgh Zoo. Evening access to Winter Village, skating tickets and Santa’s grotto must be booked separately.

For more information on events, and to book, visit edinburghzoo.org.uk/winter-village.

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