ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank

November 28–January 4, 2014–15 (Select Dates)

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank

Glow in the Park

More than half a million holiday revelers had the bright idea to visit ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC during its 2014-15 run. The record turnout was a resounding stamp of approval for a spectacular event that has become one of Chicago’s most beloved annual holiday traditions.

More than 2 million lights in a variety of imaginative displays transformed the zoo into an enchanted, after-hours wonderland. The festivities included musical light shows and 3-D displays, live ice carving, warm spiced wine, craft-brewed ales at the Louis Glunz Holiday Brew Stop, craft-making and cookie-decorating activity stations, holiday gift shopping, rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure and photos with Santa inside the Helen Brach Primate House.

Guests also enjoyed Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo at the Farm-in-the-Zoo and the first-ever Brewlights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer on Wednesday, December 3, while Lincoln Park Zoo members were treated to a special Members-Only Night at ZooLights on Thursday, December 4.

In an impressive show of generosity, visitors also donated new and gently worn winter apparel to our annual ZooLights coat drive, helping to brighten the spirits of those in need served by this season’s designated charities: Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Cornerstone Community Outreach, StreetWise, Erie Family Health Center, Pilsen Wellness Center. Final tally of collected and donated items: 261 coats, 91 hats, 108 pairs of gloves, 48 scarves and 16 earmuffs!

Winners of ZooLights Contests Announced

Visitors to ZooLights were asked to complete and submit brief online surveys about their experiences for a chance to win behind-the-scenes tours at the zoo.

The lucky winners are Jon Dolias and—among attendees of our Members-Only Night at ZooLights—Cynthia Vega.

Congratulations to both, and thanks to everyone who provided us with feedback. We’ll use it to keep improving this wonderful holiday event!


ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank at Lincoln Park Zoo Slideshow: ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank
Check out photos of the festive fun at this sparkling holiday spectacle!


Presented by:

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Supported by:

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