It’s time again for one of my favorite sights of the season—Lincoln Park Zoo lit up in millions of lights.
ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One continues this weekend, lighting up from 5–9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. In addition to the lights, this fun, free event features nightly ice carving, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. You can even warm up with a little hot chocolate…or spiced wine, if that’s more to your liking.
Beyond the lights, which are spectacular, the event also gives visitors a chance to see some of the zoo’s animals after hours. If you’ve never seen the Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, ZooLights is a perfect opportunity. This nocturnal species moves throughout its exhibit at night.
Similarly, you can get a look at Kwan’s gorilla troop bedding down for the evening with the two new babies. If the group is sleeping, though, please don’t try to rouse them. You may remember what it’s like to have an infant in the house…
ZooLights will run Friday to Sunday until December 26, at which point we’ll leave the lights on every night until January 6. You may have seen this event in the news; I hope you can make it to see it yourself.