I was unsure if we’d attend Holiday Magic Experience this year, but capacity restrictions and required masks made it a possibility to go to Brookfield Zoo’s annual holiday event.
This event had more people in attendance than we saw on our last visit to the zoo on a weekday. We visited on a weekend night on its first weekend. Still we were able to distance as much as possible.
Things to note:
- You need timed entry reservations for both admission and parking.
- You must wear a mask when within 6 feet of others if you are age 2 or older.
- All indoor spaces are closed.
- You must pay with credit cards. No cash is accepted.
- Gift shops are set up outside. Indoor shops are closed.
- Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the zoo.
- Some people enjoying beverages while walking around will not be wearing masks, so try to keep your distance.
- There is a tunnel of flashing lights synced to music, while might be triggering to people with epilepsy or certain other conditions.
We love seeing the decorated trees around the zoo each year. We plan to adopt a tree next year, we hope. You can also go on a gnome search to see if you can spot all the little gnomes around the zoo. Certain lighted sculptures have lines of people waiting to take a photo inside, such as a dome near the carousel. We skipped any place with people.
The funnel cake stand smelled amazing, so it might be worth stopping by. Do you plan to visit Holiday Magic Experience this year?
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