What is Winter Magic? Come one, come all, to Winter Magic – the most fantastic of drive-thru holiday events in all of Chicago. A world of winter wonder awaits you! Don’t worry about Krampus (or COVID-19), you’ll be safe in your car the whole time. Hey, wear your pajamas and bring your hot chocolate, if it pulls your sled. Drive thru nearly one mile of the most amazing, mesmerizing, WINTERrifically magical holiday light experiences you’ve ever laid your gazers on. See the elves work the toy factory, cruise through the longest light tunnel in the Midwest, be hypnotized by our spinning trees, rock the elf out in Pixel Town, and so much more. Elf buddies Peerpil and Alinor will be at the gate to greet you. I’m telling ya, your snodsokklers will probably never believe you.
See the holiday magic every night this season on the hill in Northbrook (at Willow Hill Golf Course). The magic runs November 20th through the new year and we are open from 4:30pm to 10:30pm every night of the week. Winter Magic is Chicago’s premier COVID-free, drive thru winter event. Just be sure to pack in the whole family (don’t forget anybody, Kevin) and have a Merry, happy, Christma-Kwanza-Hanak-us! Oh, and a happy New Year, too!
How can I get in touch with you? You can email us anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 901-3118
Will there be long lines? Sometimes. On and around holidays are the busiest times at Winter Magic. Weekends are also very popular. On these nights, you can expect wait times to be near or sometimes even exceed 1 hour. Please plan restrooms, snacks, and activities accordingly. And, to pass some time in line, be sure to check out our official app, Jack Frost’s Winter Blast in the App Store and on Google Play.
Why do we have to buy timed slots? The timed slots allow us to funnel traffic more efficiently and prevent lines from getting too long.
Do I have to arrive at my slotted time? Sort of. You need to arrive sometime during the hour that you have reserved. Not right on the hour if you don’t want.
If you are running a little early or behind. Don’t worry too much.
Do the lights dance to music? Yes! Many of the lights, including our huge animated light tunnel will synchronize to the music. You will only need an FM radio in your vehicle to hear the songs.
How much does it cost to go to Winter Magic? $50 per standard vehicle No Buses or Limos – or RV’s or trailers.
BEWARE OF SCAMMERS SELLING ONLINE. TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM OUR SITE, HERE (GET TICKETS HERE).
Can we buy tickets at the gate? Tickets are available for advance purchase online. Some timeslots will sell out. You would hate to be turned away. Buy them in advance and you’ll have no worries.
Do you accept CASH? Sure! But, again… some timeslots will sellout. Buy them online to make sure you won’t be turned away.
What happens in case of inclement weather? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Just kidding, kind of! We will update our website HERE, if the park is closed due to inclement weather conditions. Additionally, we will send you an email with instructions on how to rebook.
When is the park open? 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡 𝗗𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗬 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟮0, 𝟮𝟬𝟮1 – 𝗝𝗮𝗻 𝟮, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝘊𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳. Check our ticket calendar for available timeslots. Go to ticket calendar.
Where is Winter Magic? Our entrance is on Willow Rd near 43 (in between I-94 and I-294). See our DIRECTIONS page for a Google Maps link.
Can we get out of our cars? No. No one will be allowed outside of their vehicle. All pictures of the lights will need to be taken by one of your passengers, safely from within the vehicle.
Will there be live entertainment? No. Many of the lights are pre-programmed with music. There will be no live entertainment. Just fully computerized holiday light entertainment.
Will there be food available? No. Not this season. Let’s talk next year.
Can I pull my trailer though? No. Trailers will not be allowed in.
What is the max vehicle size allowed? Vehicles under 13ft high will not be restricted. But, long vehicles that make wide corners and have trouble with quick hills will not be allowed (limos/buses/etc.)
Do you offer corporate/group discount? Not currently, though we plan to.