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The Most Spectacular Time of the Year - ZooLights is Here @ Lincoln Park Zoo!

The most spectacular time of the year is here-Zoo Lights is bigger, brighter and still FREE!

There will be plenty of traditional favorites and lots of new fun.

Don’t miss all the fun things to see and do including:

• Visits with Santa in the wildest spot in town

• Animals from around the world

• Live ice carving

• Holiday crafts

• Delicious food, hot spiced wine and unique holiday shopping


Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago. From I-94, exit at either Fullerton Parkway or North Avenue and go east. Parking can be tough.

Try to find a carpool buddy or take public transportation ;-) We will meet at the entrance at 6p and stroll through the park. Dress accordingly and bring a camera.

*If its a rainy/cold/sloppy mess we will cancel.  Watch the website a decision will be made 2hrs prior to event starting.

(adult only event)

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  • Melissa

    Decent weather, beautiful lights, great friends and a delicious Irish pub after. I had such a fun time - thanks for organizing, Jenn!!

    December 9, 2012

  • Zak

    This event is one of the highlights of the year

    December 9, 2012

  • JimN


    December 9, 2012

  • Lesley T

    this is a very cool event

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim - I'm just east of you. Call me and let's see if we can coordinate this.

    December 8, 2012

  • JimN

    I would share the cost of a ride with someone. I'm in the Geneva/ St Charles Area.

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tim (or others) I'm in the western suburbs and am interested in carpooling. Otherwise, I'll take the train.

    December 8, 2012

  • Tammy S

    I've never been to Zoo Lights! Hoping to fill the last spot! :)

    December 7, 2012

  • Patrice

    I have to work until 6pm darn! but will try to make it and try to find you. I love Zoo Lights!

    December 7, 2012

  • Tim K

    Anyone interested in carpooling? I live in Palatine.

    December 7, 2012

  • Zak

    Visit before Zoo Lights the train and holiday poinsettia show at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 200 feet from the front gate of Lincoln Park Zoo at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Admission is free. Hours:
    Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
    Address: 2391 North Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
    Phone: (312)[masked]

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    December 4, 2012

  • Lesley T

    I will be taking the train into the city earlier in the day. After the event, will some one be able to give me a ride over to the train station for my ride back to Crystal Lake? Thanks!

    November 27, 2012

  • Frank S.

    Can Santa define what it is to be GOOD?

    November 5, 2012

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