Cook County Celebrates the Holidays
See the Lights. Feel the Magic. Continue the Tradition.
Brookfiel Zoo- 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Regular parking and admission fees apply. Free with membership.
Saturdays & Sundays: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21- 22
Thursday through Tuesday: Dec. 26-31
Chicagoland’s largest lights festival surrounds you in the cheer of over 1,000,000 twinkling lights, caroling to the animals, ice carving, laser light shows, live entertainment, and a new holiday light spectacular. You’re sure to feel the magic of the holidays!Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, plus there will be Singing to the Animals and special Zoo Chats. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones.Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Also on the schedule are nightly ice carving demonstrations, an amazing magic show, costumed characters, a model railroad display, and a new 38 foot LED Talking Tree.
Chicago Botanic Garden-1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
November 29, 2013- January 5, 2014
Wonderland Express is one of the Chicago area’s top holiday “must-sees,” and a family-friendly, made-for-memories experience.
In 2013, Wonderland Express dates run from the day after Thanksgiving through the holiday season (closing the evening of January 5). Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delights children and parents, friends and families.