A favorite for visitors and locals, Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights returns with activities and special events that will have you visiting more than once.
The zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with two million lights, ice carvings, musical light shows, animal encounters, ice skating, holiday crafts, and more as part of ZooLights. Along with the animals, kids can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, Lionel Train Adventure, and more. In addition, the ice skating rink will return where you can give your best ice skating performance to the the ponies and goats surrounding you at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.
Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. will return to host BrewLights, a special night of beer sampling. Guests can enjoy sample pours of a dozen different breweries with different beer styles to try throughout the zoo.
Returning this year will be Adults Night Out where the zoo will be open only to those 18 years old and up. Not only will you have access to exclusive animal chats, but you can also enjoy some delicious beer, food, and wine for purchase while gazing at the dazzling lights.
Those with little kids will want to make sure to make it to ZooLights Family Nights where riding the carousel and the train adventure will be free, and kids will be able to eat for free at the Park Place Café.
Lincoln Park ZooLights runs until Jan. 1 from 4:30 p.m.–9 p.m. at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St. Admission to ZooLights is free. BrewLights is Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and admission is $60 at the door or $49 if you buy in advance. Adults Night Out is Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and admission is $15. Family Nights are Dec. 12, 19 and 26. For more information on ZooLights visit lpzoo.org/zoolights-presented-comed-and-powershares-qqq-invesco. For more information on BrewLights visit lpzoo.org/brewlights-presented-louis-glunz-beer. For more information on Adults Night Out visit lpzoo.org/adults-night-out-holiday-edition.