ZooLights returns to Lincoln Park Zoo: See tickets, hours, more

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Lincoln Park ZooLights tickets sell out, free visits still available
A Chicago holiday tradition lives on amid the pandemic.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 'Tis the season for ZooLights! Tickets are now on sale for the 27th annual holiday tradition at Lincoln Park Zoo.

ZooLights runs from 4 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 20-24, 26-30, Dec. 1-23, 26-31, and Jan 1-2. This year's twinkling winter wonderland includes festive activities like visits with Santa, a holiday pop-up bar, an enchanted forest, and a light maze.

Note: The video in the player above depicts last year's event.

Tickets to ZooLights are free on Mondays and Tuesdays and $5 for Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are required for all guests, including infants and children, due to limited capacity.

Active zoo members will enjoy two free Members-Only Nights at ZooLights on November 19 and December 13. Registration is required, and zoo members will experience all regular ZooLights hours and happenings free of charge.

SEE ALSO | Check out how the Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates the holidays

Lincoln Park Zoo will also offer sensory-friendly visit times on Nov. 29 and Dec. 15 from 4-6 p.m. During these special event times, music and blinking or moving lights will remain static or turned off.

New this year, visitors can also pay an extra fee to "flip the switch" on the South Lawn light show. The experience will occur each evening at 4:30 p.m. Pricing packages begin at $250.

Lincoln Park Zoo said ticket sales support animal care, global conservation efforts and innovative learning programs.

To learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo or ZooLights, visit lpzoo.org.