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Christmas Events in Chicago: ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Weekends, November 28 - January 4

Year-round, Lincoln Park Zoo is a popular, kid-friendly attraction home to a wide range of wildlife and exotic animal exhibits. Instead of wasting time at a ticket kiosk, stroll right into the gorgeous grounds free of charge. Every time you enter a new building, you'll explore habitats housing creatures native to that region. Encounter diverse displays of animals including hippos, gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, lions, tigers, and bears - oh my!

But the warm building enclosures aren't the only reason to visit the zoo during December. Starting weekends on November 25th, the grounds will transform into a spectacular scene fit for the holidays. With so many fun, free ways to celebrate Christmas in Chicago, ZooLights is a must-see stop for kids and adults alike. Stroll along the well-lit paths with the dazzling color of lights and festive d├ęcor. The zoo visit is even better with a visually stunning background, showing incredible imagination and cheery Christmastime charm.

Head over to the Lion House, and you'll see Santa himself there to meet the munchkins. Snap a photo with Jolly Old St. Nick, and you'll bring home a souvenir to cherish for years to come. The little ones can climb aboard for a train ride or check out the carousel. If you're in Chicago for a romantic getaway, plan a memorable date night with your special someone strolling along the twinkling lights to happy holiday music. Whether you want to come out with the whole family or enjoy a rendezvous for two, you're sure to head back home in the holiday spirit.
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