It's never too early to get excited for the annual Lights in Lincoln Park! With more than 70 wild animal light displays, drive-thru light tunnels, and other spectacular lighting effects, this event should not be missed. Not only are the sights beautiful, this is also the Zoological Society's largest fundraiser of the year. So you can support the zoo and have a good time doing it! See below for dates and other fun events...
Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 5-8PM
November 29 - 30 » December 5-7
Every Night • 5-8PM
Admission: $5 donation per vehicle
Visit Santa in Cabin 1 every Friday night before Christmas! Stop in to see Santa during your tour through the light show. Bring the little ones to share their holiday wishes and get some memorable photos. Warm up with free cookies and hot cocoa!
November 29, December 6, 13 & 20 • 5-8PM
Family Fun Walks
Enjoy the light show on foot for a truly unique experience during our Family Fun Walks. This is a great way to see all the beautiful light displays at your own pace as you make your way through serene Lincoln Park. You asked for more, so we doubled the number of Fun Walks in 2024!
Tuesday, November 26 • 5-8PM
Wednesday, December 4 • 5-8PM
Wednesday, December 11 • 5-8PM
Saturday, December 28 • 5-8PM
Admission: Adults $5 • Family $10 donations
For a sneak peek of the Lights in Lincoln Park click here
MPU Light Exchange Program
We have teamed up with MPU to once again bring you the Light Exchange Program. Bring your old strings of incandescent lights and MPU will provide you with up to three 13-foot strings of LED lights per household free of charge! Your old lights will be recycled. (Only available to MPU customers.) So many people came last year that MPU ran out of lights, so be sure to get there early to snag yours!