Adults Night Out: Holidaze

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Lincoln Park Zoo

2150 North Cannon Street

Chicago, IL 60614

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This winter version of the zoo's most popular event series gives adults exclusive access to stroll zoo grounds afterhours with hot chocolate, mulled wine, or beer in hand. Come for the 2.5 million holiday lights but stay for the dazzling displays, holiday activities, music, cash bars, and educational entertainment. Sound fabulous? Join us!


Photos with Santa: Visit Santa at his workshop. Professional photos for purchase.

Light Maze Presented by Invesco QQQ: Complimentary entry!

Take FREE rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

Ugly Sweater Contest: Come dressed in your ugliest, most astonishing holiday sweater for the chance to win two tickets to an upcoming event at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Winter Wonderlawn: Be amazed by a light show set to classic holiday tunes. The show repeats every two minutes.

Candy CaneLane: Walk through a forest of candy canes!

Music on the Main Stage

Joyful gift shopping. Browse gifts, ornaments, toys, and more at the Gift Shop

Pop-up bars scattered around grounds


Snow Monkey Science: Humans aren't the only primates that use technology. Find out how we use touchscreens to study thinking and learning in Japanese macaques.

Takin Feed and Chat: What weighs 600 pounds and sports thick, curled horns? A Sichuan takin! Stop by this educational chat to learn more about this majestic mammal.

Pygmy Hippo Chat: Come learn why scientists must get creative when studying and caring for these secretive mammals.

Lettuce with Luigi: Get a real-life, and real slow, example of world-class animal care in action. Different animals require different diets, which lead to better individual welfare, and Luigi’s preference for lettuce is undeniable!


Build a Primate: From eyes and ears to nose and tail, primates may seem the same, but they all have unique adaptations that help them survive! Try your hand at building a primate.

Chance for Change: How would life be different without the seasons? Spin the wheel to find out what happens to wildlife when the seasons shift.


Warm up with some spiked slushies, Ho-Ho-Ho-t chocolate, s’mores, and more at this holiday pop-up. Festive drinks include:

- Dirty Snowman Irish Coffee

- Mrs. Claus’ Apple Cider

- Mr. Claus’ Sangria

- Ho-Ho-Ho-t Chocolate

- Snowy’s Spiked Slushies

- House red and white wine

- Holiday beers

Looking for a unique date night? Save the date. Bring a mate! Mistletoe not included.

Planning your next group outing? Take 20% off when you have a group of 10 or more, use promotional code GROUP to celebrate the season in style.

Member Discount

  • Click 'TICKETS'
  • In the top right corner select 'ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE'
  • Enter the first 3 digits of your member ID
  • Your 20% discount will be applied
  • Proceed to checkout


Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Tickets will not be for sale at this event.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be at least 18 years of age to enter this event. You must be 21 or older to purchase and consume alcohol.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Dogs are not allowed inside Lincoln Park Zoo.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Tickets will be scanned at the door.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. Adults Night Out are rain, snow or shine events.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you are unable to attend the event, please feel free to give your ticket to someone else!

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

The name on the ticket does not need to match your ID.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Lincoln Park Zoo is accessible by public transportation. Guests who wish to drive, should park in the zoo lot on Cannon Drive. Please visit: http://www.lpzoo.org/plan-your-visit/hours-location-directions for additional information and pricing.

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2150 North Cannon Street

Chicago, IL 60614

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