Lincoln Park ZooLights Parking Guide

Lincoln Park Zoo’s 28th Annual ZooLights returns November 19 and runs on select dates through January 1 from 4:30-10 p.m. In one of Chicago’s most spectacular holiday attractions, the Lincoln Park Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland with more than 2.5 million lights and hundreds of dynamic displays.

This Chicago tradition is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Not surprisingly, it draws a huge crowd every night and finding parking can be difficult. Below are three options for parking near Lincoln Park ZooLights this holiday season:

1) Free Street Parking

There is free street parking available along Stockton, as well as on the surrounding streets throughout the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Be aware that street parking can be restrictive and is in very high demand for events such as ZooLights. If you do park on the street, check all available signs to ensure you can park without an issue. We recommend taking a photo of any posted parking signs and restrictions so you can reference it easily when parking.

2) Reserve Lincoln Park Zoo Lights Parking

If you don’t want to deal with the stress of finding free parking, you can reserve a spot in the area nearby with SpotHero! You can compare different spots and rates, plus you will know exactly where you’re going to park and how much you’ll pay! You can click below to see available parking in the area.

3) Official Zoo Parking

The Lincoln Park Zoo has a lot available for parking, it is accessible from Fullerton Parkway. The first half hour of parking is free. From there, rates range from $20-$35 per day. Click here for additional details on official zoo parking.

Your SpotHero Questions Answered

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You can contact our Customer Heroes at (844)868-0156 with any questions or if you need any assistance. They are available 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT 7 days a week!

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