Holiday Magic – Brookfield Zoo’s Lights Festival

Brookfield Zoo -8400 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Holiday Magic, Brookfield Zoo’s Light Festival is Chicagoland’s largest and longest running lights festival. See the lights, feel the magic and continue the tradition, with over one million twinkling LED lights, now in its 38th year.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 30-December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and Thursday-Tuesday, December 26-31, 2019
Time: 10am – 9pm Holiday Magic festivities begin at 4 p.m.
Location: Brookfield Zoo -8400 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513
Cost: Free to $21.95 (Join the zoo and admission is free for members.) Save $1 per ticket when you order online!

Event highlights include:
• 41-Foot Talking Tree
• Holly Jolly Theater
• Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus (through Dec 22)
• 20-foot Lit Orb (great for photos)
• Costumed Characters
• Magic Show
• Ice carvers… and much more!

For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.

Many indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, plus there will be Singing to the Animals (Reindeer, Big Cats, Bears) and special Zoo Chats. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones.

Wild Encounters will be open during Holiday Magic and Wild Encounters admission is free after 4pm. The parakeet aviary will be closed. Motor Safari trams will not be running during Holiday Magic.

Other Holiday Lights:
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo – Free Family Fun
Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival