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172 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park

November 17, 2023 to January 07, 2024
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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    About this event

    The historic zoo is illuminated by millions of colorful lights, including moving displays set to music. Don't miss special events like holiday concerts, a sensory-friendly evening, an adult's night out, and more.

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    NOTE: Holidays (CLOSED)

    Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)

    Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

    Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

    Special Event Dates


    Friday, November 17 | ZooLights Opening Night

    Wednesday, December 6 | Sensory-Friendly Night*

    Thursday, December 14 | Adults Night Out: Holidaze*, 21+ after-hours event

    Sunday, December 10 | The Chris White Trio Tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas* (multiple shows)

    Sunday, December 31 | Family-Friendly New Year's Eve with countdowns every hour


    Standard Dates in November and December 2023

    Sunday-Thursday: 4:30-9:00 p.m.

    Friday-Saturday: 4:30-10:00 p.m.

    Special Dates in November and December 2023

    Wednesday, November 22: 4:30-10:00 p.m.

    Sunday, December 31: 4:30-10:00 p.m.

    Week of January 1-7

    Monday-Sunday: 4:30-9:00 p.m.