The Chris White Trio Tribute to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Calendar Icon December 13
Clock Icon 7 p.m.
Clock Icon General Admission: $35
Virtual Admission: $15
Members receive a 10% discount
Age Icon All ages
All guests require a ticket


Experience the Chris White Jazz Trio’s take on one of the season’s classic soundtracks: Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tap your toes and sing along to this unique holiday tribute, which takes place during ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ!


General Admission

Enjoy this magical holiday tribute at Lincoln Park Zoo’s historic Cafe Brauer, 2021 North Stockton Drive. Reservations are extremely limited and will include one complimentary beverage and socially distant seating.

Virtual Admission

New This Year: Enjoy the live performance from the comfort of home.

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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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About the Musician

Pianist Chris White hails from Toronto. He attended Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music and pursued his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies, graduating with a Phi Kappa Lambda award (National Music Honors Society). Gaining valuable experience in Indianapolis, he performed with The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, David Baker, Jamey Aebersold, and Oliver Nelson, Jr.

He has studied piano with Luke Gillespie, Lynne Arriale, Joanne Brackeen, Barry Harris. and Andy LaVerne. In August 2000, Chris was invited to perform in the Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia, hosted by James Moody, Rufus Reid, and David Baker.

Chris is a busy freelance musician in the Chicago area and has performed at The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s, The House of Blues, Navy Pier, The Peninsula Hotel, the Coq D’or at the Drake Hotel, and many other venues. His two CDs, “Young at Heart” and “Tributaries,” are available through his website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What changes have been made to the Chris White Trio Tribute due to COVID-19?

As always, we are working hard to make Lincoln Park Zoo as safe as possible—for our visitors and staff, as well as the animals in our care. We routinely clean and disinfect all surfaces and public areas. Please keep the zoo safe for everyone by adhering to all guidelines and washing your hands often. Learn More

Operational Changes to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19:

  • Subject to age restrictions, all zoo guests over the age of 2 must wear a face covering unless medically unable.
  • Outdoor food and retail kiosks will be open. Food kiosks will feature individually pre-wrapped grab-and-go food items. Credit cards are preferred to minimize physical interaction.
  • All staff are required to wear PPE, and we will clean high-touch areas more often.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the East and West Gates. Guests may also wash their hands at the restrooms near Regenstein Macaque Forest and the East Gate.

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.

Where is the tribute taking place?

Guests with General Admission tickets will be allowed into Lincoln Park Zoo’s Café Brauer on the south side of Lincoln Park Zoo near the iconic Nature Boardwalk. The address is 2021 N. Stockton Drive.

Virtual Admission tickets will experience the tribute live from the comforts of their home. A live link will be distributed two hours before the tribute is scheduled to begin.

How do guests with General Admission tickets enter the tribute and can I re-enter once checked in?

Guests will check in at Café Brauer, which is located just south of the main zoo grounds, overlooking the pond at Nature Boardwalk. Tickets can be scanned on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

If tickets remain available, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door for an advanced price. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, though, as there are a limited number of tickets and this tribute usually sells out quickly.

As a virtual guest, how do I log into the tribute?

Virtual ticket-holders will receive a Zoom link and unique password, via your registered email address, within two hours of the tribute experience. Please click the provided link and enter your password 5-10 minutes before the breakfast begins. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and will automatically gain access as it begins. If you see the “Waiting for the Host to Start the Meeting” message, the tribute hasn’t begun yet, which gives you time to test your audio.

You can access Zoom via PC/Mac/Android/iPhone—however, we strongly encourage you to check your settings in advance before attempting to join the tribute. To ensure a smooth virtual experience, you should have a secure internet connection.

You will be muted upon entry and will not be allowed to unmute or share your screen with others in the group. The best way to experience the tribute is through the “Speaker View” option, which will appear in the top-right-hand side of your Zoom screen.

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How long is the show and how is general admission seating arranged?

We ask that all virtual and general admission guests arrive on time. The band will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will perform for approximately 60 minutes.

Seating will be spread throughout the venue, with at least six feet between parties.

Can tickets be traded, transferred, or refunded?

If you are unable to attend the tribute, you can give your ticket to a friend or family member. The name on the ticket does not need to match your ID. Refunds will not be given.

Where can I park and is parking included with my ticket?

Parking is not included in your ticket price. However, paid parking is available. Guests who wish to drive can park in the zoo lot on Cannon Drive. For additional information and pricing, please visit Lincoln Park Zoo is also accessible by public transportation.