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ZooLights holiday light show and ice skating at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago has been transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland for the 19th annual ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One. In addition to ZooLights, Lincoln Park Zoo has added a new family attraction, ice skating at the zoo, which lasts beyond the holidays.

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The holiday event has been open for the month of Dec. and will continue to run nightly through Jan. 5, 2014, wth the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25, 2013. Zoolight hours are 5-9 p.m. nightly

ZooLights is a free, family-oriented holiday celebration that illuminates the sky with two million lights, including larger-than-life lighted animal and seasonal features, holiday crafts and activities and sweet treats.Take a chilly spin on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, learn some pointers from ice sculpture experts, and be dazzled by a shimmering light show choreographed to holiday music on the zoo’s South Lawn.

New for the 2013-2014 season is Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo. Whizz past the goats and cows at the rink in Farm-in-the-Zoo before heading to the Kovler Lion House to visit Santa Claus himself. Snacks and festive winter warming drinks are available for purchase and will keep the whole family happy. Ice Skating is offered from noon – 9 p.m. daily, and continues long past the holidays for continuing winter fun until March 2 (except closed December 24 and 25). Tickets to skate are $5 and skate rentals are available for $5.

The first 900 visitors each night to ZooLights receive a free pair of 3D glasses for a truly magical light display experience.

ZooLights is presented by ComEd and Charter One. The event is also sponsored by United Airlines, Pepsi and 93.9MYfm.

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