Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Light at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Wind your way through more than one million twinkling lights at Lincoln Park Zoo's beloved holiday event! ZooLights is a glimmering LED-filled spectacular where an 18-foot Christmas tree, life-size animal displays, and colorful tunnels abound.

Every year, Lincoln Park Zoo transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland filled with luminous exhibits and seasonal experiences. Guests can roam, taking in the holiday cheer and life-sized animal lanterns. Plus, there will be a meet-and-greet session with Old St. Nick, and hot beverage and snack stands throughout the event grounds.


The official dates have not been released. However, we will update this post with further updates when available.

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Tickets are free on Monday and Tuesday. A $5 admission applies from Wednesday to Sunday evenings.

Covid-19 Information

Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings while indoors.

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Experience Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Every winter, Lincoln Park Zoo gets into the holiday spirit with ZooLights. This sparkling tradition features a million lights, an 18-foot Christmas tree, and enormous animal installations decorating the zoo's pathways.

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Immerse yourself in the festive cheer with lanterns and tunnels exploding with colors and glitters. In addition to the millions of LED bulbs and animal sculptures, guests can also sample seasonal treats and listen to classic tunes. Plus, meet and secure a selfie with Santa and his elves.

As you walk through the glowing zoo, pause to grab some hot chocolate at the zoo's pop-up holiday bar.

Enjoy holiday galore at your favorite zoo. Also, you can turn your trip into a vacation with a Chicago Package.


November 19, 2022
January 2, 2023
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