Christmas Magic in the Zoo


Christmas Magic in the Zoo

Holiday Magic Brookfield Zoo

Holiday Magic 2013

The Brookfield Zoo is an attraction in itself. Located just outside of Chicago, the Zoo transforms into Chicago’s Largest Holiday Lights Festival, ‘Holiday Magic’ from November 30th – December 31st with one million lights twinkling through the wonderland. Last year over 100,000 people experienced Holiday Magic, and similar numbers are expected again this year. It truly is a magnificent site to see.

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Lights

Laser shows and animated light displays accompany the one million flashing lights. In the pavilions there will be music and entertainment right through the evening, including local choirs. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, greeting the children through to the 22nd before they go and check the final naughty and nice lists.

With the event running over the course of dinner time, the zoo’s food stands and restaurants will serve their full menus while you can let dinner settle with a visit to the gifts shops for last minute presents. 

Most of the indoor exhibitors will remain on display for viewing during the evening. The two big animal features will be the Great Bear Wilderness and the exclusive dolphin show from 6.30pm each night.

Dolphin Shows, Star Gazing, Ice Art

Night Hike/Star Gazing: Starting from outside Play Gardens, the team will take you on a 45 minute hike through play zoo.  You will be looking up for the stars, down for the animal tracks and everywhere with fun games on the way.

Ice Art: In front of Play Zoo, you and the family can get creative decorating ice using sand, salt and water.

Tableaus: Tableaus comes to Holiday Magic with the Play Partners team working with you to create 45 minutes worth of dramatic scenes, using music, animal props and you.

Holiday Magic Details

Dates: November 30th, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26 – 31

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Admission Prices: Adults, $15. Seniors (65+), $10.50 Children (3 – 11), $10.50

Parking: 10$/vehicle

Chicago Hotel: Chicago Hillside Hotel

For economical accommodation in an accessible area, the Chicago Hillside Hotel is a great choice. It is just a 5.6 miles away from the magnificent Holiday Magic and a 20 minute drive from Downtown Chicago. Chicago Hillside offers a Brookfield Zoo package and a complimentary shuttle if you do not want to make the journey yourself. Call us at toll free: 1-800-780-7234 or book your stay online from our website today!