FREE 2013 ZooLights Family Fun in Chicago – Nov 29th to Jan 5

The 2013 ZooLights Family Fun in Chicago is an annual tradition of bringing family and friends to the FREE Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for incredible light displays and lots of family fun.  Join us for the brilliance of this annual fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.  They’ll flip the on switch for the free holiday fun on November 29. Afterward, ZooLights will shine Friday–Sunday until December 13, at which point the lights be on nightly (except December 24 and 25) until January 5. Santa heads back to the North Pole after December 23, however.

5–9 p.m.

Festive Activities

  • New route with even more lights
  • Photos with Santa through December 23
  • Free holiday crafts
  • Animal encounters
  • 3-D displays
  • Warm spiced wine and frosty lagers
  • Delicious dinner and snacks
  • Holiday gift shopping
  • Live ice carving every night
  • Carousel and train rides
  • Musical light show

New this Year


Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo!
Be sure to meander over to the Farm-in-the-Zoo during your ZooLights visit to enjoy our new seasonal experience: Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo! Open daily until 9 p.m. from November 29–March 2 (except December 24 and 25). $5 admission; $5 skate rental (or bring your own). Get ready to glide!


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