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Decorate trees for ‘Wild Nights, Holiday Lights’ at zoo

Darwin and Wallace will surely enjoy the holiday lights at Folsom City Zoo. Courtesy photo
Darwin and Wallace will surely enjoy the holiday lights at Folsom City Zoo. Courtesy photo

Darwin and Wallace will surely enjoy the holiday lights at Folsom City Zoo. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM —  Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary seeks the publics help in creating an enchanted forest of lighted trees as part of a new “Wild Nights, Holiday Lights” event that kicks off Dec. 2.
“We will turn the entire zoo into a winter wonderland with tens of thousands of beautiful, energy efficient LED mini lights,” said Sandy Hilton of the Parks and Recreation Department.
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.
At least one member of each volunteer group must attend a preview day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Staff will supply directions and an approved list of lights and decorations. Tree decorating will take place on Saturdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 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, Hilton said. 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 Dec. 2 and continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 23 (weather permitting).
Visit www.folsom.ca.us or call (916) 355-7285 for more information.

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