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Zoo Lights Will Return To Lincoln Park Zoo This November

By Colby Smith

Zoo Lights Will Return To Lincoln Park Zoo This November

The zoo is charging $5 per ticket, but will have five free nights.

Every year the Lincoln Park Zoo hosts a dazzling light spectacle for the City of Chicago. Zoo Lights will make its return this year from November 21 to January 3. [Featured image via Shutterstock]

“The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ,” the zoo writes on its website. “This one-of-a-kind, festive holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city.”

“ZooLights will feature hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of millions of illuminated lights, plus reduced capacity admission to keep your family safe.”

Get the full merry experience of Zoo Lights with their medley of joyous attractions to bring cheer to the whole family, including: an Enchanted Forest, Light Maze, and beloved Snowy’s Spirits & S’more pop-up.

Due to the coronavirus-caused financial circumstances, the zoo will charge a small fee per ticket of $5. It’s worth to note, that all guests including children and toddlers must have a ticket.


As with the zoo’s upcoming Pumpkin Glow event, animal buildings will be closed on the night event, outdoor habitats, however, will remain open and visible to visitors.

Presale tickets for Zoo Lights run from September 24 – 30 for members, who will also have the ability of copping two free Members-Only Nights on November 20 and December 1.

The Zoo will also host an Adults Night Out: Holidaze! event giving grown-ups a chance to stroll the grounds sipping mulled wine, beer, and other festive libations for a night on zoo grounds.

On Sunday, December 13, the zoo will host The Chris White Trio Tribute who will perform a soulful, jazz tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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