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Lincoln Park Extends ZooLights Into January

Tickets are available to the annual tradition that transforms the Lincoln Park Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland.

People walk around Lincoln Park Zoo at ZooLights on Nov. 28, 2020.
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LINCOLN PARK — The Lincoln Park Zoo’s popular attraction has been extended through Jan. 8.

ZooLights is an annual tradition that transforms the Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., into a sparkling winter wonderland. The zoo announced its extension into January on Thursday.

Tickets are $5 a person and available on the Lincoln Park Zoo’s website. The experience is free Mondays, but tickets are still required.

“ZooLights, presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ, has a lot to offer this year with the newest features like the Chicago skyline display, our massive light tunnel and Candyland Light Show … on the Winter Wonderlawn,” said Gretchen Kirchmer, the zoo’s director of marketing and events.

The entire display uses LED lights that are powered by wind energy, according to the zoo.

ZooLights runs every day except Dec. 24-25 from 4:30-10 p.m. through the end of the year. In January, the experience will be slightly modified and close at 9 p.m.

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