Brighten the holiday season during a whimsical experience at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic. This lights festival features more than one million LED lights, caroling, live entertainment, ice carving, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a 41-foot talking tree, the new interactive Polar Lights, and more.
Dates: Friday through Sunday, November 25-27; Wednesday through Sunday, November 30, December 1-4, 7-11, 14-18; Monday through Saturday, December 26-31
In 2022, for NORTH GATE ENTRY, Holiday Magic advance reservations are not required; however, you may purchase these in advance below. Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED FOR SOUTH GATE ENTRY. Holiday Magic admission is free for members of Brookfield Zoo.
Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo celebrates the 41st annual lights festival with over one million LED lights illuminating the zoo grounds. Event highlights include a 41-foot talking tree, a train display, ice carving, caroling to the animals, and magnificent light displays. Before Christmas, guests will be able to take a photo with Santa. Outdoor exhibits, as well as several indoor exhibits, will be open for guests to sneak a peek at their favorite animals. The zoo restaurants will offer a variety of seasonal dining options and holiday treats.
Select animal exhibits will be open and the concessions stands and restaurants will feature a variety of seasonal treats for purchase.