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Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

22 Dec

Another tradition we look forward to each year is seeing the city sparkling in lights for the holiday season. There is the traditional Michigan Avenue lighting ceremony; flipping the switch on the city Christmas tree at Daley Plaza; the wreaths on the lions gracing The Art Institute; and so many others. One of my favorites, however, is always Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Lights. Each year, the displays seem to get better, and this year is no exception.

Lincoln Park Zoo, a leader in animal conservation and care, is a 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in the U.S. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States.

Like so many others last night, we basked in the unseasonal warm weather as we enjoyed the spectacle at the zoo.

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Best of all is seeing the smiles and hearing the giggles of the many children, although at the zoo, everyone seems to find the child within, including Benita and me with our little friend Noah who was nice enough to pose with us.

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Zoo Lights runs until January 3. If you are in town, don’t miss all the fun things to see and do… incredible light displays, animals from around the world,

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live ice carvings, delicious food, hot spiced wine and unique holiday shopping.

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And there’s even an ice skating rink for those so inclined.

Happy Fun!

Ciao,

Judy

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