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ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Bring the family for the spectacular ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo November 25-27 and all weekends in December, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo is a Chicago favorite! There will be photo ops with Santa Claus, free crafts for kids, educational chats about the animals at the zoo, 3D displays, luscious spiced wine and Christmas lagers (not for the kids!), loads of holiday snacks, gift shopping opportunities, ice sculptures being created, ice skating, carousel and train rides, and musical light shows!

Special Events: Nov. 25, Flipping on the Lights, an amazing light display which fills an entire block; Nov. 29, holiday shopping featuring the work of over thirty artisans; Dec. 1, Craft Brews; Dec. 7, Adults Night, with beers and watching the animals; Dec. 15, Musical Tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas;” and a New Year’s Eve party for all ages!

All of the above, plus the family gets to spend time at the unique Lincoln Park Zoo!

The Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2001 North Clark Street. For parking information, tickets to special events, and a full schedule of holiday activities, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your ZooLights experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.