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

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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 a million twinkling LED lights!

Save the Date – Reservations 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.

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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.