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Holiday Lights at Brookfield Zoo


Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Photo via Brookfield Zoo

Holiday Magic 2011 In Brief:

Brookfield Zoo gets into the holiday season with "Holiday Magic", when the zoo decorates with almost a million lights, a laser light show, carolers, storytellers and more.


Brookfield Zoo, 1st Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois


December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 26-31, 2011


4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (exhibit buildings close at 8:30 p.m., Tropic World closes at 7:30 p.m.)


Regular zoo admission applies: Adults (12-64), $13.50; Seniors (ages 65+), $9.50; Children (ages 3-11), $9.50; Children 2 and under, free; Members, free.

Getting to Holiday Magic By Public Transportation:

The Metra Rail Burlington Northern line runs from Union Station downtown to the "Zoo Stop" (Hollywood) station and from there it is only a 2 block northeast walk to the zoo.

Parking at Holiday Magic:

Regular Brookfield Zoo rates apply: $9 for cars/vans, $12 for buses. Members park free (north lot).

About Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo:

The Brookfield Zoo really goes all out for the Christmas season, attracting visitors from all over with beautiful sights and music for all ages.

Highlights include:

  • Almost one million lights
  • "Dancing Tree Lights", a computer choreographed light show
  • Laser light show
  • Carolers and choirs
  • Storytellers
  • Ice carving demonstrations
  • Magicians
  • Costumed characters
  • Special "Meet the Keeper" inside various exhibit buildings
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