And he was welcomed to DZC by Zoe Birkett, one of the stars of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime who came to meet Santa and his reindeer, as well as officially opening his Christmas grotto alongside Zoo Director Derek Grove.
DZC Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Father Christmas back to his Dudley Zoo grotto this year after a two-year absence due to covid.
“His elves have been busy over the last few weeks transforming the 11th century castle into ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Zoo’ which looks fantastic and as the local partner of the Grand Theatre’s pantomime, we were delighted Zoe was able to take time out of her busy schedule of Aladdin rehearsals to come and help us launch our Christmas festivities.”
From today until Christmas Eve, we’re set to welcome thousands of excited families to the 40-acre site to meet with Santa and to visit his reindeer in their paddock.
Tickets for The Chronicles of Dudley Zoo includes zoo admission, allowing you to spend the whole day visiting the animals, as well as a visit to the grotto in the 11th century castle, as well as a special gift presented in an exclusive branded bag for life. Find out more HERE.
To book tickets for Aladdin at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, CLICK HERE.