Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sale 2023

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November 24–December 30 | 9:00 am-9:00 pm (lights come on at 3:00 pm) | Cosley Zoo

Take a stroll through the winter wonderland at the Cosley Zoo, featuring 20,000+ twinkling lights and a herd of whimsical lighted animal figures.

The Festival of Lights and Tree Sale begins the day after Thanksgiving (11/24/2023) and continues through December 30.

A winter visit to Cosley Zoo has become a favorite family tradition. Cosley Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, an amazing selection of Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery, hot chocolate, and a unique assortment of holiday gifts in the Wild Side Gift Shop.

All proceeds from this event benefit Cosley Zoo. Admission is free during the festival. While zoo admission is free during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales, donations are greatly appreciated.

Advanced reservations are not required during the Festival of Lights.*

  • 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

Hot Chocolate Hours:
Available Monday–Friday 3:00–9:00 pm; Friday 11/25, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am–9:00 pm

*Reservations will return in January 2023.


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Start Date - End Date

Dec 01, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023

Start Time - End Time

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Event Location

1356 N Gary Ave Wheaton, Illinois 60187

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