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Global Winter Wonderland 2017
November 12, 2017

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo


Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo is one of our family’s favorite annual activities in Sacramento. Get ready, because it’s that time of year again! It has a spectacular lantern display and an array of entertainment for your whole family. It is coming to Cal Expo from November 11 through January 7. I know my family is looking forward to it and I strongly urge you to make plans to go.

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Things To Do

Most noteworthy, if you haven’t been to Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo before, there is an awesome lantern display that will impress anybody who likes lights.  They have rides such as the Christmas Holiday Train, The Century Wheel, and The Carousel for the kids. Ice skating under the stars is also plenty of fun. 

There is also great holiday gift shopping, foods from around the world, and some special Christmas snacks such as roasted nuts, sticky buns, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider.

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo

I personally like walking around with a cup of hot chocolate and just taking in the lights. I also like getting a jump on my holiday gift shopping. My daughter Roxy loves the rides and begs me to let her go on the Christmas Holiday Train and down the Super Slide.

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Tips For Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento

For those of you in Sacramento, if you’re considering going, I’d like to offer some tips.

  • Bring cash. Not all of the vendors take credit card.
  • Go early! I can’t emphasize this enough.
  • Buy your tickets online before you get there.
  • Print your tickets at home and bypass the long lines.
  • Bring strollers for your kids.
  • Bundle up with a jacket, a hat, and gloves for each member of your family because it gets really chilly, especially into December and January.

What’s Going On at Global Winter Wonderland?

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo

Meet Penny this year at Global Winter Wonderland! Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with her!

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Global Winter Wonderland’s Circus of Light returns with death-defying, fire-dazzling, high-action performances every night! FREE with your cost of admission!

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo

Santa!!! We know him! Don’t forget to see Santa this year at Global Winter Wonderland! Whether you’re naughty or nice, you can still sit on his lap and tell him everything you would like for Christmas!

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento at Cal Expo

Over 30 rides and games will be available at Global Winter Wonderland this year! With both family and thrill ride options, there is something for all ages! Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for purchase!

Plan Your Trip

Global Winter Wonderland runs from November 11 through January  7 from 4:30-11:00 pm. To purchase tickets please go HERE and check out the full website HERE. Please note that in November it will be closed on November 13-17 and November 27-30. In December it will be closed Monday through Thursday, December 4-7, 11-14, 18-21. Check it out if you’re looking for something to do with your family this holiday season!

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You can also view more upcoming events during the holidays in the Events section.

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