Top 5 Reasons to Rent a Zoo Space for Your Holiday Celebration

September 17, 2020

This year, more than ever, has reminded us of the importance of reconnecting with colleagues, friends, and family. With the holidays fast approaching, Lincoln Park Zoo is here to help you plan for a safe and more memorable holiday experience with a private space rental!

Renting a space at the zoo for your holiday celebration is safe, easy, , and tailored to you. (Safety always comes first at the zoo, and we have special safety precautions in place under city and state guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19) Lincoln Park Zoo offers immersive animal houses, flexible venue choices that allow your guests to safely roam indoor and outdoor areas, and catering options fit for parties up to 50. All you have to do is book your date and pick your experience—the zoo will take care of the rest.

Need more convincing? Here are the top five reasons to host your holiday at the zoo:

1. Private Animal Viewing Access and Built-in Safety Infrastructure

Renting an animal house means having a private zoo experience for you and your guests that they’ll never forget. With the space to yourself, there is plenty of room to safely mingle with colleagues alongside the otters at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House or get together with friends in the shadow of apes at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

2. Two Experiences in One

You’ll have twice the reason to celebrate! Guests will have access to your rented indoor space and, for private rentals booked between November 21 – January 3, explore Chicago’s beloved holiday tradition: ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. You’ll enjoy strolling along our one-way path surrounded by millions of lights, making for an unmatched holiday celebration.

3. Your Safety Comes First

Safety is our top priority at Lincoln Park Zoo. With monitored and reduced capacity, stringent cleaning efforts, social distancing support, and mask wearing guidelines, you can be assured in our commitment to keep you, and the animals in our care, safe.

4. No Dishes or Decorating

Give yourself a break and let the zoo take care of the food and decor. With catering options for all group sizes and palates, you won’t have to worry about the picky eaters on your list.

5. Your Rental Supports Your Zoo

Your rental supports Lincoln Park Zoo’s world-class animal care and groundbreaking conservation work both at home and around the world. You’ll leave your holiday celebration with memories and a lasting impact on the zoo and wildlife.

To learn more about private rentals at Lincoln Park Zoo this holiday season and to fill out our private event interest form, click here.

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