By HM staff

The magnificent animals at Brookfield Zoo are always enough reason for a visit. Add Holiday Magic in December and make it a truly special day. From 3pm – 9pm, when the zoo opens, on December 8-12, 15-19, and 26-31, you can see a Sea Of Lights, 2 miles long, kids can play the Game of Gnomes throughout the park, enjoy skating at the ice rink, and see illuminated animal sculptures. Kids can drop off letters to Santa, and the whole family can enjoy food and beverages along the way. Advanced reservations are required so please call ahead. Go to for all the details.