Guests enjoying light displays during ZooLights

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Calendar Icon December 16
Clock Icon 6:30–10 p.m.
Age Icon 18+
Guests wait in line for the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel


Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out: Holidaze. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among wildlife with a beer, cider, hard seltzer or wine in hand. Sound fun? Join us! Proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year!

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Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event.

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  • Live music from DJ Marcus Carter
  • Animal chats and enrichment
  • Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
  • Cash bars
  • Santa
  • Light Maze Presented by Invesco QQQ
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Winter Wonderlawn

Plenty of spaces to stroll, sit, and sip with friends and family!

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Member Discount

Zoo members: to apply your discount, please enter the first three digits of your membership ID in the “Enter Promotional Code” field when purchasing tickets.

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It’s our responsibility to minimize barriers and ensure that everyone can fully experience the zoo. Our programs, spaces, and facilities are fully accessible to our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

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As a reminder, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and

death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a face covering?

In accordance with city and state guidelines, please wear a face covering inside all zoo buildings, including animal buildings, restrooms, and the Gift Shop. The impact of COVID-19 on animals remains to be determined so we appreciate your cooperation. If you would like to enter our animal buildings during your visit, please bring a face covering with you or pick one up at the Gift Shop on the zoo’s Main Mall.

Where can I park?

Guests who wish to drive can pay to park in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot on Cannon Drive. For additional information and pricing, please visit Lincoln Park Zoo is also accessible by public transportation. Due to traffic, public transportation is highly recommended.

Can tickets be traded, transferred or refunded?

If you are not able to make it to the event, you can transfer your ticket to a friend or family member. The name on the ticket does not need to match your ID. There are no refunds for tickets purchased for special events at the zoo.

What happens if it rains?

This event will take place on a covered patio but you may be exposed to some weather. All events are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

Will I see animals? Will buildings be open?

We hope you’ll see animals, but we can’t guarantee it (animals can always choose whether to be visible; this is an animal welfare consideration). The best ways to see animals are to attend chats and enrichment sessions and to visit animals inside buildings.

I am a member. How can I apply my membership number?

To redeem your member discount when purchasing tickets to this event, click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website, click “TICKETS,” click “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE,” enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number, select “APPLY CODE,” select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and proceed to checkout.

Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit

What are the age restrictions for this event?

18+. No one under this age will be permitted into the event. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

We recommend purchasing in advance as prices are higher at the door, but if tickets remain we will sell them at the door.

What items are prohibited at this event?

Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Bags will be checked by security at the gates. Please note the below prohibited items:

  • No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles
  • No folding chairs
  • No luggage of any kind
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • No coolers (unless medically required)
  • No illegal substances
  • No noisemakers or balloons
  • No segways or motorized scooters
  • No thermal containers
  • No weapons
  • No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate