The Best Holiday Magic Selfie Spots at Brookfield Zoo

The holidays are prime #SelfieSeason and Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo is a great place to get your necessary Instagram-worthy shots in before the new year. The zoo is 216 acres, which is a lot of ground to cover. But don't worry, we've scouted out the best selfie spots for you so you can spend less time searching and more time snapping pics and making memories.

Plus, since you're already taking Holiday Magic photos, you might as well get rewarded for them. Download the BZ Rewards app and whenever you post a pic from Brookfield Zoo you'll have the chance to take home a prize or be entered to win something special. Download the Brookfield Zoo Rewards app in your app store today and get started. 

Now, let's get inspired by some of the Instagram shots others have taken at Holiday Magic's top photo spots!

The Light Tunnel


Magical night✨

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#brookfieldzoolights #holidaymagic2019 #christmas2019🎄 #familytime

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May your days be merry and bright 🤩

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The Orb


All these lights, yet I’m still blinded by you 💖

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Living in my own little fairy tale with you!🥰

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Tonight was magical🥰

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Making memories with Vicky Lou ❄️ ⛄️ 🎄#HerFavoritePerson #Papa

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The 41-Foot Talking Tree


Happy Holidays! ❤️💚 @jsnyderrn #snyderchristmas2019

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The Glowing Hearts


Christmas tingz😬🎄

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Heart filled holidays❤️

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The South Gate Lions


Our adventures yesterday at the zoo! #familytime#brookfieldzoo#holidaymagic#zoo#animals#christmaslights#blessed

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Great night with me and the kiddos at @brookfieldzoo! #meandthekids❤️

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First annual Zoo lights🎄 P.S Peep the Packers tree I found 💚💛

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The Giant Bison


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The Giant Bear


Zoo lights 2020, now with more fortnite dances. #BrookfieldZoo

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The Polar Bear Sled


sleighing all the way 🛷

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Season's Greetings Picture Frame

Of course, you make memories anywhere in Brookfield Zoo during Holiday Magic and beyond. Keep an eye on our Instagram page for more inspiration. Holiday Magic runs from December 26-31 and you can find out more info about it here.

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Posted: 12/23/2019 3:13:09 PM by Sean Keeley

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