Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo


Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Celebrate the Yule season at the Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic spectacular through New Year’s Eve, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic event is chock full of family activities. Enjoy the million lights display! Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Seven Seas underwater viewing area! Listen to carolers and storytellers! Have fun at the laser light show! And of course, visit the animals!

There will be ice carving demonstrations, magicians, the computerized Dancing Tree Lights show, and loads of costumed characters! You can also have breakfast or brunch with Santa!

How many animals live at the Brookfield Zoo? 2,300! And many of them will be highlighted at the Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic spectacular.

“This (Holiday Magic) is a charming attraction for families visiting the Chicago area. A wonderful variety of animals, lovely lay-out and staff on hand that are truly committed to their care. We particularly enjoyed the primates display.” Trip Advisor Review

The Brookfield Zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield. For tickets and more information, go online to and follow the prompts. Any and all military personnel are admitted free with service ID. Regular zoo admission applies.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic spectacular, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.