ZooLights at Lincoln Park
Truly a sight to see, ZooLights at Lincoln Park is sure to place you and yours in the Christmas state of mind. Travelers come from around the country to view this Yuletide spectacle. Located just two miles north of the Zoo, City Suites Hotel is the perfect place to stay after your holiday adventure is complete!
Round up those that matter most and head on down to the Lincoln Park Zoo this holiday season. With lights as far as the eye can see, the folks at Lincoln Park transport guests to a Christmas wonderland fit for Santa himself. Kicking off Friday, November 25, ZooLights is more than just a visual display; it consists of special events taking place through New Year’s Day.
Friday, November 25th
Be there as the lights are turned on for the first time! At 4:25pm the switch will be flipped and the Christmas season will officially kickoff. The ceremony takes place next to Café at Wild Things.
Tuesday, November 29
BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer
Thursday, December 7
The Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo have partnered with Louis Glunz Beer for a one-night only craft beer fest. Enjoy a local craft brew or take your taste buds across the pond for an international beer. This is a 21 and older event. Get tickets here.
Adults Night Out Presented by Kalahari Resort
Thursday, December 8
If you’re looking for a night out with your significant other, this is when to go! Animal chats, fantastic food, a DJ and cash bars throughout the zoo make this a great date night. Tickets are required and can be purchased here.
The Chris White Trio Tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Thursday, December 15
Take in the seasonal classics from A Charlie Brown Christmas performed by Chris White’s Jazz Trio. Taking place in Café Brauer, the tribute to Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 soundtrack will have you clicking your fingers and humming along. Tickets can be purchased here.
Cost: $25 General Admission, $40 VIP
New Years Eve at ZooLights
Saturday, December 31
Get your New Years Eve started at ZooLights. This all ages event is perfect for the whole family. Hats, horns and party favors are complimentary while supplies last!
Can’t make it to a special event? Not a problem! There’s still plenty to do on non-event nights. Photos with Santa, free children’s crafts, live ice-sculpture, musical light shows and more take place every night at ZooLights. Arrive early as the first 1,000 people to enter receive a free pair of glasses that bring the lights to life!
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Dates: November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-23, 26-31; January 1, 2017
Location: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Cost: Free on non-event nights
For more information on ZooLights and all it has to offer, visit http://www.lpzoo.org/zoolights-presented-comed-and-powershares-qqq-invesco
Where to Stay
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.