ZooLights…One of Our Favorite Chicago Holiday Traditions

A Spectacular Celebration of the Season

Join in on he the brilliance of this fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.

ZooLights Overview

ZooLights will shine nightly (except December 24 and 25) until January 3. However, Santa heads back to the North Pole after December 23.

4:30–9 p.m.
Free

(The zoo itself is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. No need to leave before ZooLights!)
We strongly advise taking public transportation, if possible.