Glow Marwell 2023

This year’s event features half a million twinkling lights, brand new illuminations, fun photo opportunities and interactive elements with double the magic, double the sparkle and double the fun.

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Premium nights include an extra sprinkle of magic in the form of two surprise Glow acts that promises to dazzle guests of all ages.

New for 2023, is majestic live puppetry. Gaze in wonder at a giant illuminated Barn Owl as it circles and swoops gently overhead against the backdrop of the night sky.

A 7ft living Snow Globe will glide gracefully through crowds to the sound of festive music. Push the button on the front nd watch as snowflakes surround the beautiful Snow Queen and her ornately decorated winter wonderland scene.

Juggling Inferno will return for a second year for some of the premium nights with their magnificent fire juggling performances. Their performers create exquisite patterns in the dark with flaming clubs.

Event highlights include a 36 metre multicoloured light tunnel, a specially created Enchanted Tree, Rainbow Road and a magical Glow Forest.

New for this year, Father Christmas will spread some seasonal cheer in his festive grotto (on selected dates, subject to availability). Guests can simply turn up and pay for Father Christmas on the day. Tickets cost £10 per child (0-17) and include a gift.

Glow Marwell is running from 1pm until 8pm (last entry at 6pm). Glow Marwell tickets include free access to the zoo (1pm until 4pm) from Friday 24 November – Saturday 25 November, Friday 1 December until Saturday 23 December and Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December. The zoo will close to day guests and members on all event days.

Child tickets start from £13 and adult tickets cost from £17 for Marwell members.

Tickets must be prebooked in advance at