Enchanted: Knowsley Safari Christmas Lights

Selected Dates From November


Every Christmas time, our magical Christmas lights display returns to Knowsley Safari to brighten our evenings. With selected dates available throughout November and December, you don’t want to miss the magic.

 As the sun sets, the Foot Safari will come alive with music and our exciting Enchanted Christmas lights trail. Your extraordinary nighttime adventure includes the enchanted forest Christmas lights, animal light trail, and toasted marshmallows for perfect festive fun. 

You and your family can get into the festive spirit with a range of festive food, tasty treats and a joyous atmosphere. For the younger thrill-seekers, our rides* are open throughout Enchanted. So, make those wonderful memories and fill the whole family with Christmas cheer.

Tickets will be available this Autumn for our popular Christmas lights experience. Knowsley Safari Enchanted Christmas lights return for the festive period on selected dates.

*refreshments & rides are not included in the admission

Selected dates throughout November and December


When tickets for Enchanted Christmas lights at Knowsley Safari go on sale they will be available to buy online here.

Please note, tickets for Enchanted are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Rides are not included in admission.

The Santa Experience is a separate event and needs to be added to your booking. This can be added at checkout when booking your tickets to Enchanted.

No, rides are not included in the admission ticket. Ride tickets can be bought individually.

Book your Enchanted visit, pick your timeslot and you'll be prompted to add the Santa Experience onto your booking.

Please leave enough time in between your experiences. We recommend leaving 30 minutes from your photo with Santa to go and see the Enchanted lights illuminated trail.

Santa tickets are also available during the day on select dates. Find out more here.


Enchanted will be running on selected dates throughout November and December. A full list of dates is on our booking page.

You can visit Knowsley Safari for the Enchanted event from 16:00. Please arrive at the entrance to the Enchanted light trail within your 15-minute time slot. If you arrive after this time we cannot guarantee entrance onto the trail. The Light Trail, rides and the Foot Safari will close at 20:00.

Please note that if you are visiting Knowsley Safari during the day, you will need a separate ticket for Enchanted in the evening. The Foot Safari will remain open so you don’t need to leave and then come back in. However, the animal sections and the rides will close at 16:00. Rides reopen again at 16:30 ready for Enchanted.


Yes, we have plenty parking and all for free!

Yes. Once Gold Members have bought Enchanted tickets, you will get your usual benefits inside the park.


When you book online, you will receive an email with your booking confirmation details. Bring this email with you on the day to show at the entrance kiosks and on the entrance to the Enchanted light trail.

There is no need to print anything off. If you have proof of booking on your mobile device or have written the booking reference down, this is all we will need.

​​Enchanted takes place on our Foot Safari only. The Safari Drive will be closed from 3 pm.

The amusement rides will be open for Enchanted. If you wish to purchase a wristband or ticket you can do so on the evening at the ride ticket office.

Our food outlets and restaurant will be open with meals and snacks available.

The entire Enchanted light trail route is accessible for wheelchair users and there are rest points on the trail if you would like to take a moment to sit down.

No, not at all. Our restaurants, coffee shop and parts of the Foot Safari will stay open throughout the day and evening. 

The animal sections of the Foot Safari will be closed from 15:30 to get ready for the evening event.

Rides close for 30 minutes between 16:00-16:30.

As this event is after dark, the animals are not visible.

Enchanted is an outdoor event. So, get your best winter outfit on, bring your waterproofs, and prepare to have a wonderful time with your family and friends, whatever the weather.

Our Enchanted tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the event of strong winds requiring us to close Enchanted, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a refund or alternative date.

Yes please do! We love seeing your photos so be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #EnchantedatKnowsle

If you would like to bring your own food you are more than welcome.

Hot and cold food and drinks are available to buy on the night, including some festive favourites. We will have our restaurant, coffee shop and outdoor stalls and grill areas open if you would like to eat out with us.

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