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Free Lincoln Park ‘ZooLights’ Begins Nov. 23 With 2.5 Million Lights

The 24th annual ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo brings out a crowd each year.

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LINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park Zoo will flip the switch on 2.5 million lights around the zoo beginning on Nov. 23.

The 24th annual “ZooLights” is a hit each year, offering people a chance to stroll around the animals, drink warm spiced wine and cold beer, watch ice sculpting and more.

The lights are on from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following days:

November: 23, 24, 25 and 30.

December: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31*
* (early closure of 8 pm)

January : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Other nights throughout the season will feature ticketed events at the zoo, including:

Nov. 27: Holiday Market. 6:30–10 p.m. Tickets are $10. More info here.

Nov. 29: Adults Night Out: Holidaze! 6:30–10 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets, if remaining, are $20 at the door. More info here.

Dec. 6: Brewlights. 5:30–9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40. More info here.