Lincoln Park Zoo’s holiday tradition began 26 years ago. Each year, we work with a small team of approximately 10 people to produce ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. Beginning in March, we start planning and conceptualizing the experience. Then, in August, comes the physical installation in preparation for opening night in mid-November.
Join producers of ZooLights, along with Scott Parish, owner of Illuminight Lighting, for an inside look on how ZooLights comes together and is produced year after year. We will discuss how designs are conceptualized, fabricated, and installed around grounds, as well as how we prepare for guests while creating our magical evenings.
Scott Parrish, owner of Illuminight Lighting, Inc., is a native Chicagoan who has been installing amazing holiday lighting displays since 2006. Scott learned his trade working in the events industry for more than 15 years before helping to move Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights into a new phase of design 11 years ago. With his small production crew, Scott has created magical scenes throughout Illinois and illuminated events across the region.
Members get 10% off their ticket to this virtual event. Please enter the first three digits of your member number in the ‘Promo Code’ field prior to checking out.
This event is suitable for guests of all ages. After registering online, you will receive a unique link to view the event through the Zoom live video platform within two hours of the event. Please be sure you access the link prior to the event to ensure a proper connection.
The event will begin with a short introduction, followed by a 20-minute presentation and then a 10-minute Q&A.
This is an online event, containing a tour of outdoor christmas lights and talking. We do not anticipate any sensory issues, but keep your volume and brightness levels accessible.