Lincoln Park Zoo Lights 2012 in Chicago

Attend Zoo Lights 2012 at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago where you can visit Santa in the Kolver Lion House, watch arctic artists carve ice sculptures and make complimentary crafts in the Helen Brach Primate House. You’ll love the “family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.”

Stop at the Landmark Cafe for spiced wine or hot cocoa.

 When: Starts November 23, 2012

Then ZooLights shine each Friday–Sunday until December 26, at which point the lights will stay on nightly until January 6. (Santa heads back to the North Pole after December 23, however.)

Ursus maritimus English: A polar bear swimming...

Image via Wikipedia

5-9 p.m. Free!


Zoolights (Photo credit: CaZaTo Ma)



ZooLights (Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Don’t miss all the fun things to see and do including:

• Visits with Santa in the wildest spot in town

• Animals from around the world

• Live ice carving

• Holiday crafts

• Delicious food, hot spiced wine and unique holiday shopping

Click here to download ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One Program (2.15MB PDF)

Mobile enabled ZooLights site-New this year!
Visit on an internet enabled device while you’re at ZooLights to view the program.

A photo I took of a lion at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Image via Wikipedia

ZooLights Coat Drive 

If you have spare winter wear, please donate it to help those in need. Collection boxes are placed throughout the zoo and donations are accepted throughout ZooLights.

Entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL

Entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @

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