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Community Tree Trim

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Reservations for Tree Trim Now Open!


Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Does your community group want to get into the holiday spirit early? Join Brookfield Zoo in gearing up for our Holiday Magic celebration by participating in Community Tree Trim. Sponsoring a tree is a beautiful way to support the zoo and celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Holiday Magic!

Assemble your group, make your ornaments, and head to Brookfield Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 to decorate your tree!

Each Community Tree Trim Package includes:

  • Twenty (20) complimentary general admission passes**
  • Five (5) complimentary parking passes**
  • A fully lit tree - no need to bring lights!
  • Sign detailing town name, group donating, and group decorating the tree

$155.00 each*
Additional Tickets:
$7.00 each - General Admission Tickets**
$10.00 each - Parking tickets

Commemorative Patches:
$4.00 each

Additional Tickets
Additional Tree Trim admission tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $7.00 each.  Additional Tree Trim parking tickets may be purchased at the regular rate of $10.00 per car. All additional Tree Trim tickets must be purchased in advance to receive the discount. Tickets purchased at the gate on Tree Trim Weekend will be the regular admission price.

Additional tickets do not need to be purchased at the same time as your tree.  If needed, a separate order for additional admission tickets can be placed closer to Tree Trim Weekend. Additional Tree Trim tickets will be available for purchase online through Friday, November 21. Any additional tickets purchased are non-refundable.    

PLEASE NOTE:  These are print-at-home tickets.  They will be sent to you via a link on your order receipt.  

Ornament Guidelines and Removal
For a complete list of suggested ornament guidelines, please
click here. For ornament ideas, please click here to see some creative examples from the past few years. 

If your group would like to keep its ornaments, you can remove them January 1 –17, 2015 during regular zoo hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.). Ornaments left on the trees after January 17, 2015 will not be saved.

Tree Trim Commemorative Patches
Special Tree Trim patches are available to make your experience truly memorable. They make an ideal award for your scout troop or group participating in Tree Trim. Patches are 3” x 3.5” and cost $4.00 each.

Patch orders can be picked-up at the Wildlife Trading Post (South Gate gift shop) during Tree Trim Weekend. 

Reservations and How to Order

To register online via credit card, click here.

To register by check via mail, click here.

Questions? Please email

*Orders placed via check will incur a $10.00 processing fee.  Early Bird pricing valid through October 24, 2014.  Price increases to $155.00 per tree on October 25, 2014. 

**Tree Trim passes valid on November 22-23, 2014 only. Additional tickets must be purchased in advance in order to receive discount. Tickets purchased at the gate will not be discounted. All discounted Tree Trim tickets are nonrefundable.