Great America Parkway is decking its halls with giant illuminated lanterns for the first ever Global Winter Wonderland in the U.S. It’s the holiday event of the season in the Silicon Valley with live music, dancers, clowns, magicians, acrobats, food and a dinosaur maze. There’s something for everyone to enjoy so bring the whole family!
Global Winter Wonderland opens November 25 until January 2, and lives up to its name by allowing guests to travel the world in just one day. Teams have been building representations of world monuments such as the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Golden Gate Bridge in Great America Parkway. All exhibits will be lit up by eco-friendly lanterns made from recycled materials such as beverage cans, bottle caps, CDs, dishes, and metal flatware. These lanterns were designed by the same engineers who built lanterns for the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.
Winter displays will be set up in Holiday Village such as a Christmas Cabin, a Snowman Fashion Show and even a Christmas Pirate ship. There will also be a China Town area lit up by lanterns 23 feet high and wide with several Chinese building replicas such as the Temple of Heaven, Fortune God and Phoenix Treasure. Global Winter Wonderland also has a Global Marketplace with unique pieces from all over the world, perfect for holiday shopping. Kids can whisper their wishes to Santa in the Kids Zone and see the giants of their imaginations come to life in the Dinosaur Maze.
Tickets are $10 online for adults and $8 for seniors and kids ages 4-12. Tickets bought at the door are $2 more expensive. Two-day admission tickets, season passes and single-day family pack tickets are all available online. Several ticket deals are available by visiting or purchasing tickets from sponsors. General parking is $10. Buy your tickets to this one-of-a-kind holiday event today! It’s a great way to celebrate the holidays in Silicon Valley!
Date: November 25 to January 2
Time: 4pm to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, 4pm to 11pm Friday & Saturday
Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
For more information on Global Winter Wonderland, please visit www.globalwonderland.org.