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Festival of Lights & Tree Sale

November 29-December 30 | 9A-9P* | Cosley Zoo

A winter time visit to Cosley Zoo has become a family tradition for many. Make it one of yours!

Cosley Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with 20,000 twinkling lights creating spectacular displays, an amazing selection of Christmas trees for you to purchase, hot chocolate, and holiday gifts.

The Festival of Lights and Tree Sale begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the end of December. The zoo is open 9A-9P daily; lights come on at 3P.  All proceeds support the zoo, its animals, programs, and exhibit development.

  • Zoo Admission is free during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sale. Donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Cosley Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
  • Cosley Zoo is open 9A-12P on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

*Lights come on at 3P daily.


For more information about this event, please call 630-665-5534.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Carey Moreland at 630.510.4961 or cmoreland@wheatonparks.org.

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Date: November 29-December 30 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day)
Time: 9A-9P; Lights come on at 3P daily
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton – Directions
Cost: Free admission during event; donations encouraged to support the animals, programs, and exhibit development

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