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It’s October! And to us, that only means one thing: Halloween is here!

Will you be in Chicago the weekend of Saturday, October 20? We have the perfect event that the entire family can enjoy—Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular!

Spooky Zoo Spectacular! is the Auxiliary Board’s largest community-service event that provides kids and parents with a free, safe alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. Lincoln Park Zoo invites all of their guests to learn fun facts about the animals in the Spooky Zoo Education Zone, as well as enjoy several Halloween-themed activities including a haunted house, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, a costume parade and more!

Dress in your best—or spookiest—costume, and celebrate Halloween this year at the 2012 Spooky Zoo Spectacular!

Want to have a more “spook-tacular” time? Since we’re in the neighborhood, book a room with Broughton Hotels of Chicago  – City Suites Hotel, The Majestic Hotel or The Willows Hotel!

Warning: Plan on dressing like a zoo animal? Don’t let your costume be too convincing—our zookeepers may think you’re a Lincoln Park Zoo animal! Happy Halloween!


As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is coming to an end. But we’re not facing Chicago’s brutal winters yet! Celebrate the end of summer with a bang—or a roar, croak, whinny or cheep—at the final concert of Lincoln Park Zoo’s summer music series, Jammin’ at the Zoo.

Held on the zoo’s main mall, the annual concert series features bands once a month in June, July and August. Jammin’ at the Zoo gives both Chicago locals and tourists alike a chance to have fun and enjoy great music—all while the animals are just steps away!

This summer’s last concert will feature pop rock bands, Hot Chelle Rae and Allstar Weekend on August 24. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (312-742-2283) and at Gateway Pavilion. Guests are encouraged to bring a small blanket and chair for comfort.

So get “wild,” and celebrate the end of summer at Jammin’ at the Zoo! And since you’ll be in the neighborhood, don’t forget to book a room with us, Broughton Hotels of Chicago – City Suites Hotel, The Majestic Hotel or The Willows Hotel!

Looking for some great holiday fun for the whole family? A trip to Lincoln Park Zoo might be the perfect thing! Right now, the park is featuring its annual light display free for all!

The zoo is open nightly from 5-9 p.m. through Jan 1st, (closed Dec 24 & 25). Aside from all the fantastic lights, the park also features visits from Santa Claus, animals from around the world, live ice carvings, holiday crafts, delicious food, spiced wine and unique holiday shopping.

So pack up the kids and head to Lincoln Park Zoo for a night that’s guaranteed to sparkle and shine. To find out more about the zoo, check out ZooLights today!