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November 19–January 2

Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever in 2021 with our new Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the heart of the zoo, a new holiday lights experience on our Main Mall, and an exciting new light show on our South Lawn. Also new this year: sensory-friendly visit times and an impressive 18-foot holiday tree sure to inspire festive oohs and aahs.
ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ is a cheerful, family-friendly holiday event in the heart of the city.
This year’s ZooLights will again feature hundreds of luminous LED displays and seasonal experiences, all under the glow of millions of lights.
ZooLights will have limited capacity again this year. Tickets are required. Monday and Tuesday nights are free and Wednesday-Sunday Tickets are $5

BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.
Thu, December 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sip – Savor – Support
The seventh annual BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. and hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo features craft and seasonal beers on tap throughout the zoo during ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ.
Guests at the festive beer-tasting event will sip and savor specialty brews while supporting Lincoln Park Zoo under millions of beautiful holiday lights. The evening also includes opportunities for photos with Santa at the Helen Brach Primate House, rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, and more!
All event proceeds go toward the Auxiliary Board’s commitment to keeping Lincoln Park Zoo free and open 365 days a year.
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.
Tickets are $20-$100

Adults Night Out: Holidaze
Thu, December 16, 2021 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out: Holidaze. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, a live DJ and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among wildlife with a beer, cider, hard seltzer or wine in hand. Sound fun? Join us! Proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year!
Tickets are $20-$25

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 North Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

Thursday, December 2: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, December 3: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 4: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 5: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

The One of a Kind Holiday Show® Chicago takes place at The Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th

Just in time for the holiday shopping season in the era of shipping delays and backordered everything, the One of a Kind Holiday Show and Sale Chicago® announces the official return of its iconic holiday shopping event to be held at theMart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, from Thursday, December 2 through Sunday, December 5. Celebrating its 20th iteration, the One of a Kind Holiday Show will bring together 400 talented artists, artisans and makers from across North America to offer the best in everything from fine art to handmade goods, gourmet cafes, bar areas and live entertainment and activities for all to enjoy. Shoppers should plan to save the date as tickets to the holiday show will soon become available online for $10 a day or $15 for a 2-day pass at A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s
Hospital of Chicago.

A truly unique experience, shoppers will have the opportunity to browse goods spanning a variety of media including fine art, ceramics, mixed media, fashion, furniture, fiber art, jewelry, gourmet goods, pet products, photography, accessories, bath and body, children’s products, holiday and home goods. Exhibiting artists will be on-site throughout the run of the show to engage with attendees, sharing their inspirations and behind-the-scenes insights along the way. The show will also feature the fan-favorite “Emerging Artists Market,” highlighting several new up and coming makers. In addition to this section, the holiday show will welcome 50 new faces to create unmatched variety at the event.

One of a Kind Show organizers will have measures and protocols in place to meet all city, state and CDC Covid guidelines, as well as to help provide a comfortable experience at the show. Daily attendance will be managed and Covid screening will be required for all show participants. For guests, proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours will be required to attend the show.
The Christkindlmarket Chicago

November 19 – December 24, 2021

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual, free and outdoor holiday market featuring vendors from around the world who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German, local and international foods, sweets and beverages.
The market is rich in cultural tradition and includes special events, performers and activities.

Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St,
Chicago, IL 60602
Fashion Outlets of Chicago HOLIDAY HQ

November 18 – December 24, 2021

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting November 18 and is located near the Food Court. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase.

5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Chicago, IL 60656