Global Winter Wonderland is coming back to Sacramento for a third season with an exciting new theme – Holiday Fun for Everyone! The magical world of light spanning 17 acres at Cal Expo will unveil all new attractions, including massive illuminated lanterns, thrilling rides, an ice skating rink, entertainers and interactive holiday activities. Global Winter Wonderland opens for the season on November 19 and runs through January 8, 2017.

“Our experience in Sacramento has been so wonderful that we decided to stay for a third year to create a holiday tradition that local families look forward to,” said Lulu Huang, event founder. “Along with our brand new theme, Global Winter Wonderland will add hands-on activities to make the experience even more memorable for our guests.”

Global Winter Wonderland will build an interactive Craft Center to inspire magical moments for children of all ages. The Craft Center will feature a variety of DIY stations where visitors can create their own ornaments, decorate lanterns or write a letter to Santa Claus. Children can also take their annual photo with Santa at Global Winter Wonderland and the Holiday Ice Rink will return for guests who wish to add an evening on the ice to their holiday experience.

Out on the grounds, guests will enjoy a totally new experience as they take in iconic scenes from Toyland, Candyland and the North Pole to celebrate the new theme, Holiday Fun for Everyone. The event will also feature unique performers in the Circus of Light, an action-packed variety show on the main stage. Global Winter Wonderland is also excited to reveal a new mascot! 

”For more than 160 years the grounds of the State Fair have provided a constant setting for celebrating and showcasing the best of California, and we welcome Global Winter Wonderland as they present a portion of California’s rich artistry and diversity,” said Rick Pickering, CEO of the California Exposition & State Fair.

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