Zoo Lights: Magnificent festival

On Dec 1 on Friday in the Zoo Light festival. Trees full of lights. Photo Credit:Guadalupe Landa

By Guadalupe Landa ’20

Zoo Lights is a festival that consists of wondrous lights, decent food, and exciting activities. It  creates a night full of magic and it’s a place where anyone could go.

Once at the Zoo you are already amazed by the decoration of lights and objects that the zoo consists of. There are candy canes, flamingos, monkeys, dragons, bears, fish, etc. I have never seen so many lights in a tree before. The festival also had an Alice and Wonderland theme! It had music that went along with it, and every beat went along with how the lights moved. Overall, the place is full of so much holiday spirit.

With amazing lights, comes decent food. The food at the festival was nothing special, but just something simple that you could predict a festival would have. The Zoo Lights’ have a food court filled with bread, sandwiches, pizza, and more. The food was expensive! It was just ordinary food with nothing special tied to it. I thought that it was a rip off and a waste of money. My level of excitement lowered because I was hoping more out of the food. I thought that the festival was going to go all out and add color, designs, and or anything just so it won’t look any other ordinary food.

Although the food was decent, the activities were amusing from eyesight. There were multiple activities especially for kids. Many of the activities conducted of arts and craft in drawing and foods. I was not able to do any of the activities due to how crowded it was. Although I couldn‘t experience the activities, I could tell that they were fun  and appealing due to how crowded it was.

Many people say that the festival is boring and ordinary. I respectfully disagree with them because I enjoyed every bit of it. The festival had all sorts of things that I thought it wasn’t possible for it to be boring.

Overall, the Zoo Lights festival was fun and really creative. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to do anything fun and enjoyable. It would also be better to be accompanied with friends to have more fun.

  • Location: 2001 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60614, USA
  • Dates: Nov 24–26, Dec 1–3, 8–23, 26–31; Jan 1–7, 2018
  • Price: Free
  • Time: 4:30 p.m- 9 p.m