Tree Trim

Location: Various Locations

Date: Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2021

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 Tree Trim! 

Sponsoring a tree is a beautiful way to support the zoo and celebrate the 40th annual Holiday Magic!  School groups, scout troops, families, and companies are all welcome to participate in Tree Trim on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2021. 

Reservations are not required this year!  Just pick the date (November 13 or 14) that works best for your group, bring your tickets, and come out to decorate!


Additional Admission and Parking Tickets:

Purchase General Admission Tickets (valid on 11/13 and 11/14 only): $10* 

Purchase Parking Tickets (valid on 11/13 and 11/14 only) :$15 

Purchase Commemorative Patches: $4 each 

Please note: patches will not be shipped.  They can be picked up at the Wildlife Trading Post during Tree Trim Weekend.  If patches need to be shipped, please call 708-688-8638 for shipping pricing and details.  

Ornament Guidelines:
Please check out our onament guidelines** to see what materials are safe to use on your tree.  

Ornament Guidelines

Questions?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

*passes are valid on Tree Trim days ONLY. Additional tickets may be purchased at discounted rate. Discounted tickets MUST be purchased in advanced. Tickets purchased onsite will not be discounted. All tickets are nonrefundable.

**Brookfield Zoo reserves the right to remove any ornaments/decorations.  


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