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Winter Wonderland lights up Marshfield Zoo


There may not be much snow in Marshfield yet, but there's certainly no shortage of holiday cheer.

The 7th annual Winter Wonderland is underway, featuring one million holiday lights.

At Marshfield's Wildwood zoo, animals aren't the only things on display.

"It gets better and better every year," Cosette Kaster from Hewitt said.

The zoo is covered with more than a million holiday lights.

"This is probably the best I've ever seen it," Kaster said.

"I think the community is very proud of this event going on, it attracts a lot of attention," Winter Wonderland chair Scott Larson said.

A lot of attention, for a good cause. The display is free, but visitors are asked to donate food to help local pantries.

"This is one way for us to be able to help them keep their pantry shelves full and help people in the area," Larson said.

Besides the light, there's music. That's something Kaster helped make a reality.

"It's an amazing feeling--wow, I designed that," Kaster said.

Kaster's programming class at Marshfield High School helped make the lights dance to some classic holiday songs.

"It's an opportunity to add some extra cheer and joy to the holiday season," Larson said.

It's not just people from Marshfield enjoying the festive display.

"A lot of people from in and around not only central Wisconsin but in and around the state and other states as well," Larson told Newsline 9.

And it looks like some of them will keep coming back.

"I know we'll probably come here 3-4 times this year," Kaster said.


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