The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year! Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive, one-of-a-kind holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Your visit helps keep Lincoln Park Zoo free and supports our animal care, community, and conservation work.
Tickets to to ZooLights tickets are $5 nightly from Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are free each Monday. All dates require a timed reservation.
All guests, including children and infants, must have a ticket to enter, including free nights.
ZooLights runs 4:30-10 p.m. nightly from November 19 through January 1, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Several dates are also reserved for special events. Special events may impact ZooLights hours. Free or $5 ZooLights dates are:
- November 19-23, 25-30
- December 2–14, 16–23, 26–31
- January 1
Members get perks at ZooLights, including early access to tickets and two free nights. Members-only events include a members-only preview on November 18 and a members-only night on December 14. Not a member? Join now to get member access to ZooLights, plus discounts on special holiday events and savings on parking, souvenirs, and more!
- Tickets are available starting mid-October. Members get early access!
- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. ZooLights will take place rain or shine.
- Tickets are required for all guests, including members and infants.
- Tickets are required on free nights.