One of Chicagoland’s most beloved winter attractions is Holiday Magic at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Families have been visiting the zoo to enjoy the light displays for over 36 years. This is Chicago’s largest and longest running light festival.
As part of our holiday coverage around Chicagoland, we explored the Brookfield Zoo on a pleasant Saturday evening in December. With the parents in tow, we toured the grounds to take in the lights and visit the animals.
One of the greatest aspects of Holiday Magic is that the next exhibit is never too far away so there’s always an opportunity to warm up from the cold.
Visitors can enjoy the various winter-themed events and light displays.
Ice Carving Demonstrations
Larger Than Life Animal Displays
Dancing Trees and Light Show
41-foot Talking Tree
Gigantic Reindeer Light Displays
One-Million Twinkling LED Lights
20-foot Lit Orb Photo Op
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and Tuesday-Sunday, 26-31
Times: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Festivities Begin at 4 p.m. Exhibits are open until 8:00 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic is really a great event for families. We were blessed to share the magic with some of our loved ones as we are home for the holidays this year.