Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and Tuesday-Sunday, 26-31
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Festivities Begin at 4 p.m.
See the Lights. Feel the Magic. Continue the Tradition.
Now in our 36th Year
Chicagoland’s Largest and Longest Running Lights Festival
Over One Million Twinkling LED Lights
A 41-Foot Talking Tree, Train Display, Carolers, Ice carvers, and Much More!
Holiday Magic is FREE for Members. Not a Member? Purchase Tickets Here
· Wild Encounters will be open during Holiday Magic. The parakeet aviary will be closed. Wild Encounters admission will be free after 4pm.
· Photos with the Animals will take place in the ITW Animal Ambassador building. We will feature animals from Wild Encounters including alpaca, llama, reindeer and Animal Ambassadors. 5pm to 8pm
· A special 6:00 p.m. Dolphins in Action is back!
Many of our 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.
Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Also on the schedule are nightly ice carving demonstrations, an amazing magic show, costumed characters, a model railroad display, and a 41 foot LED Talking Tree