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2019 Winterfest at CA Great America
During WinterFest, Great America is magically transformed into a winter wonderland and holiday festival where guests can skate in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia. Christmas activities include magnificent displays of lights and décor, viewing spectacular live holiday shows, experiencing more than 60 rides and holiday attractions, seeing Santa’s workshop and Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, and enjoying scrumptious holiday fare at numerous dining locations.
The winter scene and Christmas celebration is dominated by one of the Bay Area’s tallest Christmas trees adorned with thousands of twinkling lights accompanied by giant toy soldiers greeting guests. This amazing event features millions of lights, creating a Christmas event for the entire family.
Children will relish decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, taking a picture with Santa, writing holiday letters to family members and petting reindeer. Food specialties will include eggnog funnel cakes, peppermint churros, a turkey dinner sandwich, all-you-can-drink hot chocolate and many more traditional holiday favorites.
Skating is $15. There is a cost for decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus and to buy the photo with Santa.
Tickets and Admission
Admission to WinterFest is included with a 2019 or 2020 Gold or Platinum Pass. The five-week WinterFest celebration will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 29 – December 31, 2019.
WinterFest Bring-A-Friend Tickets: 2019 & 2020 Gold and Platinum Passholders may bring up to four friends to WinterFest for only $19.99 each, a $20 savings off the price of the park. Must be accompanied by a valid 2019 or 2020 Gold or Platinum Passholder.
Discount Tickets: Discount tickets for Winterfest at Groupon $28.62. [Ticket Link]
Featured Events and Activities:
Marvel at larger-than-life gingerbread houses, and meet some flavored friends, in Gingerbread Village! In this land of sugary sprinkles, icing icicles, lollipop trees, and confectionary mansions, anyone with a sweet tooth will be grinning from ear-to-ear.
WinterFest Cookie Decorating
Making cookies for Santa is one of the most traditional Christmas activities of all. The only person who makes cookies better than mom is Mrs. Claus, and she invites you to stop by and decorate with her. Her oversized creations leave plenty of room for frosting and extra sugar (additional fee required, plus tax).
Just for WinterFest, Mrs. C has replicated her North Pole kitchen from the holiday décor to the stove where her secret cookie recipes come out piping hot. Kids of all ages can then decorate their special treats any way they want, knowing the cookies are made with the love of Mrs. Claus. There is a cost for decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus and to buy the photo with Santa.
Sally’s Christmas Crafts
Sally has set up her own special section in the park for all her friends to enjoy her holiday activities. She’s inviting all children 12 and under to create special memories to take home from WinterFest. The little ones receive a personal bag of crafts upon entering Sally’s holiday hangout. From there, they can let their creative minds loose and decorate a special ornament.
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