The grand reveal of the St Pancras tree took place last week, and as always, there’s a distinctly festive feel to the whole affair that allows us to forget about the stresses of recent years, just for a moment. The tree this year has been designed in partnership with ZSL London Zoo, creating a story book installation to bring the entire family together through the festive period. Moreover, having been closed for many months during the pandemic, it’s a tribute to all who continued to support the London landmark.
Over the next few weeks, visitors can spend the festive season on the lookout for more animals that are popping up around St Pancras. The idea for the storybook tree stemmed from the zoo’s “Tails from the Zoo” bedtime story, which was released during the pandemic, helping animal enthusiasts who couldn’t visit London Zoo keep it in their minds. Once any new animal pop-ups are spotted, visitors are invited to capture and share the moment through the #MyLondonZoo tag.
And, once the festive season goes into overdrive from December 1, the station will be hosting a different choir each day in the lead up to Christmas, as part of its Carolling for Causes activation. Moreover, an immersive Father Christmas grotto will reside at the station from November 26.
Kathryn England, ZSL London Zoo’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’re excited to be celebrating the story of our iconic Zoo and its animals through this beautiful Christmas tree installation at the equally iconic St. Pancras International Station.
We look forward to inviting those who visit the tree to make the short 30-minute walk or train journey over to London Zoo itself and sprinkle some animal magic over the season.”
Catch the St Pancras International tree until January 2, 2022.
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