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This holiday season, one of the most magical places to enjoy family-friendly festivities in Northern California is Winterfest at California’s Great America in Santa Clara.
Winterfest at California’s Great America
For just a few short weeks this holiday, the Bay Area’s top amusement park will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink in front of the Carousel Columbia, live holiday entertainment (such as Christmas caroling, elaborate dance performances, and a Snoopy show), as well as an incredible light display featuring over 7 million LED lights.
Whether you have family visiting or you just want to treat your kids to a memorable experience, celebrating the holidays at Winterfest will surely brighten the season and put you in a jovial mood all holiday long.
From one-on-one encounters with real life storybook characters (like Jack Frost, the Sugarplum Fairy, and Scrooge) to thrilling roller coasters (such as Flight Deck and Gold Striker) and kid-friendly rides, Winterfest offers something for everyone, from little kids to big kids.
As you roam throughout the amusement park, you and your family will discover enchanting, interactive displays (such as a larger-than-life gingerbread house, Planet Snoopy, and even an over-the-top, decked-out New Orleans quarters), majestic attractions and whimsical holiday-themed decorations.
Plus, your kids will be beaming when they get their photo taken with Santa Claus (and the other exciting holiday characters on-hand), decorate holiday cookies with Mrs. Claus in her kitchen, pet a live reindeer, and enjoy delicious holiday treats (like eggnog funnel cakes and hot chocolate). Just remind the little ones that they better be good, if they want Santa to put them on the “Nice List” this year!
If the idea of a winter wonderland conjures up visions of ice skating, then strap on your skates and get gliding on Snowflake Lake. This gorgeous ice skating rink was created exclusively for Winterfest, and is only accessible during this special event. For the young ones (who are just learning how to skate), they can even get a boost by using the skate enablers to keep them safe. And, keep your eyes open – because you just might spot an Olympic skater out in the rink!
Single day tickets to California’s Great America are available online for just $24.99 and admission to WinterFest is included with a 2016 or 2017 Gold or Platinum Pass. To get your tickets and to learn more about Winterfest, visit California’s Great America.
2017 Gold Season Passes are currently available for nine payments of $9.66 online (for a limited time) and include unlimited visits to California’s Great America and Gilroy Gardens (Lumination excluded), admission to Halloween Haunt and WinterFest, free season-long parking, early entry into Boomerang Bay Water Park, discounts on select meals and merchandise, and bring-a-friend discount offers.
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