News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, 708.688.8351,
November 21, 2018
Breakfast with Santa at Brookfield Zoo

            Brookfield, Ill. – This holiday season bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for a relaxing all-you-can-eat breakfast with a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dates are December 8, 9, 15, or 16 with seatings offered at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m.

The breakfast, which is sponsored by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago™, takes place in the zoo’s Discovery Center. The menu features fluffy scrambled eggs; bacon strips; sausage links; French toast; breakfast potatoes; assorted pastries, muffins, and bagels; seasonal fruit; and assorted cereal. Beverages, including fresh chilled orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea also are included.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photo opportunities as well as to hear everyone’s wish list. Also joining the festivities are the zoo’s costumed characters. Live entertainment is being provided by the Banjo Buddies.

The cost is $29.95 for adults and $21.95 for children ages 3-11. Children 2 and under are free. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For additional information and to make a reservation, visit
About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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