12231 FREE Lincoln Park Zoo Lights in Downtown Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois 105 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois - 60611

FREE Lincoln Park Zoo Lights in Downtown Chicago

FREE Chicago Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park



Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark Street




Nov. 29th-Dec. 1st;

Dec. 6-8th; 13th-23rd;

Dec. 26th-Jan. 5th





Always free for everyone, Lincoln Park Zoo is the perfect place to escape for a day with your favorite wild animals, just 5 minutes from The Whitehall Hotel. Every holiday season, ZooLights transforms the park into a winter wonderland of festive family fun, with millions of animated twinkling lights, colorful displays, caroling, crafts, seasonal snacks, ice carving, and tons of shopping for everyone on your list. Best of all, it's not just for the kids. Warm spiced wine and wintry beers are served alongside hot cocoa and cider, making sure everyone enjoys a cup of good cheer! Be sure to arrive as close to 5pm as possible, as the first 900 guests every night receive a special pair of glasses to brighten the ZooLights experience.


ZooLights Features:

                Millions of Animated Lights

                Festive Animal Displays Free Holiday Crafts

                Photos with Santa (through Dec. 23rd)

                Seasonal Snacks & Drinks


                Live Ice Carving


                Holiday Train Rides

                Musical Light Show



Ice Skating All Season Long



Nov. 29th-Mar. 2nd



Admission - $5

Skate Rental - $5


The Farm-in-the-Zoo is home to a brand new ice-skating rink. Admission is only $5, and skaters are welcome to bring their own skates. Rentals are also available at the Farmhouse for an additional $5. And if you need to warm up or grab a bite throughout your day on the ice, seasonal refreshments are served in the Main Barn as well.

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