Friday, November 11, 2016

Full Details of California's Great America's WinterFest 2016 Released

Opening on November 25th, WinterFest at California's Great America will offer its guests the "newest and most immersive" holiday themed event in the Bay area.  The theme park will be filled with holiday cheer, plenty of lights, live entertainment, special food treats, shopping, rides and more.  WinterFest represents the rebirth of the event for many former Paramount Parks, and the park isn't starting off small - in fact they will have more than 7 million LED lights during the celebration!

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Seen above is concept art for the giant (70 foot tall) Christmas tree that will welcome guests inside the park.  There will be live entertainment nightly at the base of the tree, a show named Cool Yule Christmas that features 12 singers and dancers performing a high-energy Christmas pop show.  A special tree lighting ceremony will take place nightly as well.  In addition there will be six other live shows, including a Snoopy themed ice-show and Tinker's Toy Factory, featuring Santa's elves.

California's Great America will be transformed into 9 differently themed holiday wonderlands for WinterFest, each with their own look and feel.  In Snowflake Lake, visitors can ice skate on the frozen over pond in front of the Carousel and snow will gently fall on guests in Hometown Square.

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It wouldn't be a Christmas celebration without the main-man Santa, who will be at the park along with Mrs. Clause and his reindeer.  All the fun will work up an appetite for guests, who can try out themed specialties like eggnog funnel cakes, peppermint churros, a turkey dinner sandwich, all-you-can-drink hot chocolate and more.

On top of all the holiday themed fun, WinterFest will also include nearly 20 of the park's rides, including Gold Striker, Flight Deck, Delirium, Celebration Swings and plenty of Planet Snoopy rides for the little ones.

Tickets for the event start online for only $24.99, and WinterFest will run through December 30th, 2016.  For more information on the event, check out the full website.