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BrewLights at Lincoln Park Zoo - Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.

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Lincoln Park Zoo

2234 North Cannon Street

Chicago, IL 60614

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Sip. Savor. Support. The 7th annual BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. and hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo.

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Guests at the adults-only festive beer-tasting event will sip and savor craft, seasonal brews while supporting Lincoln Park Zoo under millions of beautiful holiday lights during ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. The evening includes opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House, complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and admission to the Light Maze Presented by Invesco QQQ, and more holiday fun!

Most importantly, proceeds from this event help keep Lincoln Park Zoo free and open to all 365 days a year. Lincoln Park Zoo is known as a global leader in science-based conservation – working to protect wildlife in Chicago to the most remote regions of Africa. The zoo is an integral part of the Chicago community, providing learning opportunities both at the zoo and in the city’s various neighborhoods.

Important: BrewLights is a 21+ event; no children will be permitted. In accordance with city and state guidelines, please wear a face covering inside zoo buildings.

Questions about the event? Please contact AuxiliaryBoard@lpzoo.org.

New this year - BrewLights Raffle!

• Enter for a chance to win a beer-enthusiast’s gift basket valued at $425, filled with items that will delight any beer lover, including: selection of 8 limited release craft beer bottles and cans, 4 (22oz) Three Floyd’s Dark Lord vertical (2018-2021), 4 pint glasses, 2 koozies, 1 bottle opener, 1 animal plush, and a $100 Carol’s Cookies gift certificate. For those attending BrewLights, stop by Searle Visitor Center the night of the event to check out the full package.

• You do not have to attend BrewLights to participate in the raffle. Upon purchasing raffle tickets, you are automatically entered into the raffle.

• Please note: Raffle tickets do not grant admission to BrewLights; guests must have a valid VIP, General Admission, or Designated Driver ticket to enter the event on December 2.

• The raffle winner will be randomly selected after the event, and will be contacted by the end of the day Monday, December 6 with pickup instructions.

Raffle tickets are not refundable.

• Must be 21 years or older to participate in the raffle.

BrewLights FAQs:

What do tickets include?

General Admission Ticket includes: Entry to Lincoln Park Zoo starting at 6 p.m. on December 2 for the event • 10 sample-sized tastings of craft, seasonal beers on tap throughout the zoo during ZooLights. • One tasting mug • Opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House • Complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and admission to the Light Maze Presented by Invesco QQQ

VIP Ticket includes: Everything included with a General Admission ticket • Warming stations in VIP area • Exclusive restrooms in VIP area • Early access to the event starting at 5:30 p.m. • Complimentary food item • Exclusive chats with a Zoo Keeper

Designated Driver Ticket includes: Entry to Lincoln Park Zoo starting at 6 p.m. on December 2 for the event • One voucher for hot chocolate or any other non-alcoholic beverage • Opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House • Complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and admission to the Light Maze Presented by Invesco QQQ

Can I receive a refund? No, ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. The event will be held rain or shine.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This is an event for ages 21 and older only. No infants or children will be admitted. A valid photo ID is required for all attendees.

Will tickets be sold at the door? It is likely that the event will sell out. If tickets remain, General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $60, and VIP tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $125.

Is beer included in the ticket price? Yes, sample-sized tastings for all beers available are included in the BrewLights General Admission ticket price.

When is last pour? Last pour is at 9 p.m. The event will end at 9 p.m.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please bring either your printed ticket or the confirmation email via smartphone to the event for check in. You will not be able to print your ticket at the event.

Where can I enter the event? Both the East and West Gates of Lincoln Park Zoo will be open for BrewLights guests to enter.

Can I purchase food during BrewLights? Yes, food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase during BrewLights. Designated driver tickets include one voucher for hot chocolate. 

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Lincoln Park Zoo

2234 North Cannon Street

Chicago, IL 60614

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About Lincoln Park Zoo

 

Vision

Inspire communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world.

 

Mission

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

 

Funding

Lincoln Park Zoo is a privately managed institution that depends primarily on the support of its visitors, members and donors to remain open and free every day. More than two-thirds of the zoo’s operating budget is provided by revenue from its food service, retail shops, parking, and fund-raising activities. The remaining portion is provided by a fixed annual subsidy from the Chicago Park District.

 

Leadership

Lincoln Park Zoo is ambitious—a direct reflection of our executive staff and the passion they bring to the zoo each and every day. Their talents lead to the conservation of animals around the world, the cataloguing of critically endangered plants at the zoo, the development of learning programs throughout Chicago, and the creation of animal-care techniques that benefit individuals across the globe. The zoo also relies on its Board of Trustees for leadership and guidance. Providing insights on financial and operational matters, they are primarily responsible for the fiscal health of the zoo. The Women’s Board and Auxiliary Board provide supportive funds through extensive fundraising efforts, such as Zoo Ball, and public service initiatives, such as Spooky Zoo.

 

 

Reservation and Ticket Policies

Capacity

Lincoln Park Zoo reserves the right to increase or reduce the number of reservations available on any given date/time based on visitor data, operational capacity, and/or City and State guidelines.

 

Refunds

All events at Lincoln Park Zoo are non-refundable.

 

Weather/Emergencies

Lincoln Park Zoo and associated events are rain or shine. In the case of severe weather or unexpeced emergencies, we will do all we can to notify guests in advance of specific cancellations .

 

Photography and Filming Notice

During your virtual and in-person visit to Lincoln Park Zoo, you may be recorded or photographed by or on behalf of Lincoln Park Zoo. Your purchase/entry to this program serves as permission for use of your image by Lincoln Park Zoo.

Lincoln Park Zoo regularly uses this media to review our practices as well as safeguard our participants should any unwanted behavior arise. At times recordings/photographs are requested by the media for promotional consideration as well. Lincoln Park Zoo may also share the recorded video or photographs after the program, for future promotional efforts.  

If you do not want your likeness or name recorded at virtual events, please ensure your camera is turned off and the alias associated with your account is updated. 

Lincoln Park Zoo will do everything possible to communicate media schedules in advance as well as clarify recording status to all guests participating in both virtual and in-person events.

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