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Zoo Holiday Lights event

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary needs your help to create an enchanted forest of lighted trees as part of a new Wild Nights, Holiday Lights event that kicks off December 2.

“We will turn the entire zoo into a winter wonderland with tens of thousands of beautiful, energy efficient LED mini lights,” says Sandy Hilton of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up with Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary staff.

Enchanted Forest of Holiday Lights

Parks and Recreation is recruiting local organizations, businesses and families to adopt a tree in an enchanted forest of 80 trees. The zoo will supply the trees, one for each of the zoo animal residents. Volunteers who adopt a tree will be asked to donate LED lighting and decorations, and to decorate their tree.

Wild Holiday Lights
Wild Holiday Lights

At least one member of each volunteer group must attend a Holiday Lights preview day at 10 a.m. Saturday. November 13. Staff will supply directions and an approved list of lights and decorations. Tree decorating will take place on Saturday, November 27 and December 4.

“In addition to the enchanted forest of trees and sparkling lights lining pedestrian corridors and the animal exhibits, this new event will feature holiday caroling, seasonal food and drinks, Zoo animal presentations and special visitors from the North Pole,” says Hilton. “The Folsom Valley Railway miniature live steam train will be in full operation to provide winter wonderland train rides for children and adults.”

Wild Nights and Holiday Lights at the Zoo will open December 2 and continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through December 23 (weather permitting).

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Visit www.folsom.ca.us or call (916) 355-7285 for more information about the Holiday Lights.