$1 ZooLights Parking in Chicago

Heading to ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo this weekend? Park for $1 with SpotHero – this Saturday and Sunday only!


$1 ZooLights Parking + Free Shuttle

ZooLights is one of Chicago’s must-see holiday events. We wanted to make it easier to get there, so we’re trying something new!

Park at Belmont Harbor’s South Lot for $1 and take our free SpotHero shuttle to the Lincoln Park Zoo. We hope you’ll join us!


What do you need to know?


Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 4pm – 10pm


Shuttle Details:


Belmont Harbor – South Parking Lot: Park in the South Parking lot at Belmont Harbor. Shuttles depart Belmont Harbor every half hour beginning at 4pm. The last shuttle departs Belmont Harbor at 7:30pm. Look for SpotHero signage at the pick-up point. Just show your SpotHero parking pass to the driver to board the shuttle.  Strollers and car seats are allowed.


Lincoln Park Zoo: Return shuttles depart every half hour outside the main Zoo entrance at Stockton and Webster, beginning at 5:00pm. Look for the Santa Claus dressed in SpotHero blue! He’ll direct you to the shuttle location. The last shuttle will depart the Zoo at 9:30pm and return to Belmont Harbor parking lot.


Here’s the full shuttle schedule:

Belmont Harbor Departure Times @ South Parking Lot:

  • 4:00pm
  • 4:15pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm

Zoo Departure Times @ Main Zoo Entrance at Stockton and Webster:

  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:30pm


Reserve your spot:

Click below to reserve your spot. Inventory is limited so book now!

Saturday 12/10, 4-10pm

Sunday 12/11, 4-10pm


This is something new for us. We hope you’ll share any feedback about the experience. We’d love to hear how we can make it better! Any questions? Call us at (312) 566-7768.


If you’re at ZooLights on Saturday night, stop by the SpotHero booth and say hi to us! We’ll be giving away hand warmers and special light-up toys near the carousel and Primate House.


Heading to Christkindlmarket or other holiday events in Chicago this weekend? Check out our 2016 holiday parking guide!