Brookfield Zoo Lights

Updated for the 2013 Season!

Have you been to a zoo and you feel like you are not really inside a zoo? Weird, but it is possible with zoo lights! Brookfield Zoo has the power to transform the entire zoo in this part of Illinois into a sea of lights. Known as ‘Holiday Magic’, Brookfield Zoo zoo lights event is actually considered the largest holiday event in Chicago with more than a million of LED lights and lights display.

Aside from the lights display, the zoo also features laser lights show among others. Laser show happens every night for every 30 minutes between the times of 5:30 and 8:30 pm. After witnessing the show, head to the Holly Jolly Theater for games and prizes.


The admission rates to Brookfield Zoo lights vary though general admission rates apply. Check their site for more details.

Coupons and Members!

Illinois zoo lights coupons are offered to the members. In fact, admission is free for all members. So, if you want to experience the zoo lights for more than a night, consider purchasing a membership card instead.

Times and Dates:

Zoo lights hours are from

  • 4 to 9 pm.

Zoo lights dates are on four magical weekends of December.

  • Check their site for more info on exact dates and times.

‘Holiday Magic’ is just around the corner. See the lights and feel the magic once you step into the premises of Brookfield Zoo. Bring your kids with you, or your nieces, nephews or grandchildren, and let them experience the magic themselves. Remember that Christmas is for the kids, and the kids at heart like you, of course.