Cosley Zoo hosts a variety of events every year, including the popular Run for the Animals in June and The Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sales in December.
Tree Sales: Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 9am-9pm | Lights: Nov. 29-Dec. 30, 3-9pm
20,000 twinkling lights and spectacular displays transform Cosley Zoo into a fairy tale winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving through December 30. Lights are on from 3pm daily until the zoo closes at 9pm. Visit the animals and purchase a cup of hot chocolate, your tree, wreath, and holiday gifts!
- Admission is FREE during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales
- Purchases are tax deductible (to the full extent of the law).
- Donations are greatly appreciated.
Special Holiday Hours:
- Open 9am-Noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
- Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Light Display Sponsors:
Animal Medical Clinic of Wheaton
Phil Suess, Wheaton Councilman
E.P. Doyle & Son, LLC
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Superior Masonry, Inc.
Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.
Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Education
Smashburger - Wheaton
Decorate your tree: December 1-7 || On display: through December
Gather together your scout group, friends, coworkers or family members to help decorate Cosley Zoo for the holidays! We provide a lit five foot tree and you provide wildlife-friendly ornaments and imagination. Trees are displayed through December. Payment is due upon reservation.
Trees are limited so call 630-665-5534 today!
- Limit 30 trees
Saturdays | Nov. 30, Dec. 7 &14 | 10am-2pm
Can't make it to the North Pole? Do the next best thing and come to Cosley Zoo! Enjoy a visit with Santa make a craft or two and enjoy cookies, punch and coffee.
- $5/family suggested donation
- $3 for printed photo with Santa