Community Tree Trim

Location: Various Locations

Date: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 18 & 19

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 35th anniversary of Holiday Magic!  School groups, scout troops, families - all are welcome to participate in Tree Trim!

Assemble your group, make your ornaments, and head to Brookfield Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 to decorate your tree!

Tree Orders Receive:
- 20 admission and 5 parking tickets
- A fully LED-lit tree (no need to bring lights!)
- A sign featuring your town and the names of those who decorated and donated the tree 
- Trees are placed throughout the zoo on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional Tickets:
Additional admission tickets can be purchased for a discount.  These tickets are valid for both adults and children/seniors and are valid for Tree Trim Weekend only.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available for purchase online through Friday, November 17.  Tickets purchased at the gate during Tree Trim will be regular admission price.  Discounted tickets do not need to be purchased at the same time as the tree.  A second, separate order can be placed for discounted tickets.  Please note: all discounted tickets are non-refundable.

Commemorative Patches:
Everyone in your group can remember their special day at the zoo with this unique commemorative patch.  Patches are $4.00 each and once purchased online, can be picked-up at the Wildlife Trading Post from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Tree Trim Weekend.  Shipping is available.  Please call (708) 688-8635 for shipping and/or order questions. 

Ornament Guidelines and Removal:
Click here for a complete list of suggested ornament guidelines along with some creative ideas from previous years, please click here.  If your group would like to keep its ornaments, you can remove them January 1-21, 2017 during regular zoo hours (10:00 am to 4:30 pm).  Ornaments left on trees after January 21, 2017 will not be saved. 

Check order?  Click here to download the check order form.

Questions?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at Tree.Trim@CZS.org


*Orders placed via check will incur a $10.00 processing fee.  Early bird pricing valid through October 7, 2016.  Price increases to $155.00 per tree on October 8, 2016. 
**Tree Trim passes valid on November 19-20 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 non-refundable.  
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