Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

Price — $35.00 – $45.00

Lights and Lagers Offers Unique way to see Brookfield Zoo all lit up for the Holidays

Enjoy the lights of Holiday Magic as you stroll through Brookfield Zoo while sampling adult beverages during Lights and Lagers on Friday, December 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. In addition to beer tasting, the 21-and-over after-hours event will feature a DJ in the Holly Jolly Theatre, up-close experiences with the zoo’s animal ambassadors, and more than one million LED lights.

Six tasting stations located throughout the zoo —Seven Seas Underwater Viewing, ITW Room at Bramsen Animal Ambassador Building, Great Bear Wilderness Underwater Viewing, Feathers and Scales, The Swamp, and Holly Jolly Theater—will be staffed with representatives from participating breweries, including, Kinslahger Brewing Company, Finch Beer Co., Ballast Point Chicago, Rogue Ales, Leinenkugel’s, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Mike’s Hard Lemonade, New Belgium Brewing Company, The Boston Beer Company, Revolution Brewing, Brickstone Brewery Company, Noon Whistle Brewing, and more.

All Lights & Lagers ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Photo ID is required upon entry. All guests must enter through the zoo’s North Gate parking lot. Registration is required and all sales are final. No exchanges or refunds will be made. Lights and Lagers will proceed rain, shine or snow.

Ticket price, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and 3 oz. samplings, is $45 plus ticket fees (zoo members pay $35). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit czs.org/lightsandlagers.

Lights and Lagers at Brookfield Zoo

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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