Holiday Magic

Location: Zoowide

Date: Friday through Sunday, November 26-28, Wednesday through Sunday, December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, Sunday through Friday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic Presented by
Tunnel of Lights Sponsored by 

Bright Lights.  Magical Nights.  Holiday Magic. 

Now in our 40th year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights!

Save the Date!  Advance tickets will be required.  Check back soon for more information.

Holiday Magic 2021 Dates
Friday through Sunday, November 26-28
Wednesday through Sunday, December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 
Sunday through Friday, December 26-31

Holiday Magic 2021 Hours
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.*
*Please note that the zoo will not be open to guests prior to 3:00 p.m. on Holiday Magic days.

Holiday Magic Light Displays and Activities
 · Over 2 million lights!
 · NEW!  Sea of Lights - over 2 miles of lights!
 · Play the Game of Gnomes - find all 25 hidden throughout the zoo!
 · 600-foot Tunnel of Lights
 · Illuminated animal sculptures
 · Numerous photo ops
 · Drop off letters for Santa
 · Shop for unique gifts
 · Food and beverage refreshments throughout the zoo

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What's Happening?

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Feed A Giraffe

Deliver up some delicious greens that the giraffes will take right from your hand!

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID will be admitted free of charge. Make sure you reserve your timed ticket beforehand.