Join us for the brilliance of this fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.Festive Activities
- Photos with Santa through December 23
- Free crafts for children
- Unique educational chats
- 3D displays
- Warm spiced wine and frosty lagers
- Delicious holiday snacks
- Holiday gift shopping
- Live ice-sculpture carving
- Carousel and train rides
- Musical light shows
- 3D holiday specs while supplies last!
ZooLights Opening Night
Friday, November 25
Help us flip the switch! At 4:25 p.m. join a lighting ceremony next to Café at Wild Things to kick off the festivities.
Tuesday, November 29
Don't miss the wildest holiday-shopping fair in the city! The zoo's first-ever Holiday Market will feature more than 30 amazing artisan vendors throughout zoo grounds during ZooLights. Please note: only those with tickets will be allowed entry to the zoo this evening.
For participants of all ages
$10 ($8 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Buy tickets to the Holiday Market
BrewLights Presented By Louis Glunz Beer
Thursday, December 1
Join Louis Glunz Beer and the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo for a craft-beer fest during ZooLights! Enjoy local craft, seasonal and international beers on tap throughout the zoo. Please note: only those with tickets will be allowed entry to the zoo this evening.
5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
For participants ages 21 and older
Buy tickets to Brew