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Dragons flying around your head and immersing you with mysterious unicorns and little elves...not a scene from a Harry Potter film but this year’s festive treat at ZOO Planckendael.

Called 'Dragons & Unicorns', the seasonal spectacular (which runs to January 7) is the third time it's been organized at ZOO Planckendael.

Countless magical creatures come to life after sunset via luminous objects scattered throughout the park. 

A 6metre-high, fire-breathing red dragon is, arguably, the most impressive creature in the “Enchanted Forest” but there are lots of other charming characters, including unicorns, fireflies and elves along with a constellation of stars.

No less than 7,000 LED bulbs, 6,000 metres of LED cables and 15,000 metres of silk have been used for the show. There are more than 60 compositions and over 1,000 luminous objects on display.

The luminous objects are again the work of the creators of China Light Festival and it all makes for an enchanting experience and a cracking way to celebrate Christmas.

A spokesman for the park, located  on the outskirts of Brussels. said: “The festival is also the perfect way to wish each other happiness and prosperity in the New Year.”


Subscribers to the park benefit from a reduction and you can combine the lights festival with a visit to the park itself which closes its doors at 4pm. The park's restaurant will be open from 4pm-6pm.

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