Chester Zoo has released exclusive images showcasing is biggest and brightest light trail ahead of its grand unveiling on Friday (November 17).

First images show a variety of colourful new features to this year’s line up, including ultraviolet rainforests, new interactive animal characters, a walkway of giant pea-lit animals and a stunning fire garden.

New installations also include a world-first giant 3D interactive woolly mammoth hologram, named Matilda, who will be taking centre stage along with a selection of fun-filled fairground rides and traditional Christmas markets.

All funds raised from ticket sales will go towards the charity zoo’s efforts in helping nature thrive around the world.

Tickets are now on sale for Lanterns and Light which is running from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, December 31, with entry slots from 4pm-8pm.

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