Botanic Garden Wonderland Express

The Chicago Botanic Garden has transformed into a winter wonderland!


Take the whole family on a magical adventure to a winter wonderland of lights and holiday fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden!


Wonderland Express is great for visitors both young and old. Outside, over 750,000 sparkling lights will greet visitors entering the garden. Once inside the Regenstein Center, you’ll see a 10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winding through more than 80 miniature Windy City landmarks, including Navy Pier, Soldier Field, the Chinatown Arch, the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House and much more! Take a tour of the decorated trees in the Joutras Gallery, gaze at the gingerbread village display and marvel in the Greenhouses that are specially lit and decorated with beautiful holiday horticulture like poinsettias and wreaths.


The Wonderland Express is the perfect stop for both locals and visitors alike to celebrate Christmas in Chicago!






Location: Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lane Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

Date: November 23, 2012 to January 6, 2013 *Closed on Christmas day.

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily *Check website for early closing days.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults – $8 for members of the Chicago Botanic Garden and $10 for non-members
  • Seniors and children – $6 for members and $8 for non-members
  • Children two and under get in free




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