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ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank

Glow in the Park

Don’t miss one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions: ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank. Immerse yourself in a wonderland of illuminated beauty while enjoying festive activities for the whole family!

Through January 4 (Select Dates)
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Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo

Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo
Get ready to glide! Enjoy ice skating all winter long at our rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. The schedule includes evenings during ZooLights. Skate rental available on-site.

Through March 1 (Select Dates)
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Family Polar Party at Lincoln Park Zoo

Family Polar Parties
Families with kids of all ages can learn about cold-weather creatures through games and crafts, then double their holiday fun with a ZooLights visit!

Sundays, December 21 and 28
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Friday, November 28–Sunday, March 1, 2015 (Select Dates)
Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo
Participants of all ages can enjoy ice skating all winter long at our rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo! Bring your own skates or rent them at the Farmhouse. Warm up in the Main Barn and enjoy refreshments for purchase. Lockers are available for rental. Value pass options are also available for frequent visits!
November 28–30, December 5–7 and December 12–31
Members Lounge Open at ZooLights
Zoo members will have exclusive access to a members lounge on the lower level of Park Place Café during ZooLights Presented by PNC Bank. Duck in to warm up with cookies, cider and crafts!
Sunday, December 21
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Sunday, December 28
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Monday, December 29
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Tuesday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Wednesday, December 31
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Friday, January 2
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Saturday, January 10
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, February 14
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, March 14
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, April 11
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday, May 2
Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Sunday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!