Father Christmas and Hello Kitty will make special guest appearances at Drusillas Park later this month as the zoo officially unveils its Winter Wonderland 2014.
Popular children’s TV character Hello Kitty will be switching on the enchanting illuminations in the park on Saturday, November 29 during a grand ceremony in the Events Arena at 4.30pm.
During the day, she will be meeting with visitors at her themed home in the zoo and guests will also get the chance to have a souvenir photo taken with the cartoon cat.
Also that day, Father Christmas will make a welcome return to the zoo with his sleigh and festive friends - Twinkle and Tinsel the reindeers. Families can visit Santa’s cosy Christmas Cottage to have a photo taken in his sleigh and for a small additional charge of £4, children can meet Santa himself and receive an early Christmas present to go under the tree.
For the first time at Drusillas Park, visitors can meet two of Santa’s reindeer and get the chance to Hug a Husky.
Drusillas Winter Wonderland 2014 features an ice-capped kingdom that will come alive with the Christmas illuminations. There will also be an animal-themed light show synchronised to music.
Young revellers can see a host of magical creatures within the displays, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season.
More than 50,000 lights will be switched on as part of the enchanting Winter Wonderland display, which will be illuminated at 3.30pm every day - an hour before the animal show begins.
The shows will run from 4.30pm every day between Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, January 4.
There will be plenty else going on in the park as well, including face painting, festive tattoos and the chance to sit down and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.
Located just off the A27, Drusillas Park is open from 10.00am until 5.00pm daily, with the exception of December 24, 25 and 26.
For further information and dates for Santa’s Christmas Cottage, Meet Santa’s Reindeer and Hug a Husky events please telephone (01323) 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk