Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Christopher Bijalba / Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to extend one of Chicago’s most iconic holiday classics, ZooLights, through January 8!

Reservations Required

Tickets are required for all guests (including infants and children) to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights even on the free nights. Upcoming free nights include December 26th and January 2nd. On December 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31st + January 1st, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 tickets are $5. No Zoo Lights on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The event starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 10.


Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to advancing sustainable strategies and practices at the zoo. This year’s cherished light show is once again powered by green, renewable power. All of the lights are energy-saving LEDs and are powered by wind energy.

Warm Up After Your Visit

If you are still looking for a place to grab a bite and warm up after your visit to the Zoo, check out Casati’s Modern Italian, known as a neighborhood gem by local diners. Light, fresh, and healthy food traditions of Florence are transformed into dishes that excite and fill the bellies of every diner.

Want more holiday inspiration? Check out our Holiday Guide!

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