Fire and snow set to spellbind guests on Glow Marwell premium nights

July 17, 2023

A glowing owl 'soars' through the evening sky, operated by a man underneath.

With our winter Glow Marwell event set to be bigger, better and brighter than ever before, we’re thrilled to be able to lift the curtain on the first of our Glow acts.

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.

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

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

The second spellbinding act is sure to add a little fairytale sparkle. Imagine coming face-to-face with a 7ft living Snow Globe.

This magical human Snow Globe glides gracefully through crowds to the sound of festive music.

Push the button on the front of the Snow Globe and 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.

Nicky Cole, Marwell Zoo’s Senior Event Manager, said: “Glow Marwell is back with double the sparkle and double the fun and this year we have some incredible premium nights planned.

“Glow Marwell embodies all the magic of Christmas where families can make memories that last a lifetime.

“Tickets are already selling fast so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.”

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. Adult tickets from £17 for Marwell members.