Annual Events

  • Fairy Winterland returns for the holidays! Get your tickets now!

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  • "Thank you, Santa" Nights! December evenings 26 to 30

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Children's Fairyland is lit... for the holidays! 
Evenings in late December are lit with the return of Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland. This magical multicultural event brings families together to share in the season’s festivities. It’s the same Winterland you know and love, with a few additional measures to help keep everyone safe.

Yes, we’re still decking the Fairyland halls with thousands of twinkly lights and culturally-diverse holiday displays. 

Yes, Black Santa will be there. Each evening at 6:30 p.m., he’ll lead the physically-distanced Festival of Lights Parade and, at the end, a treat will be given to all the kids. Children will also get to see him in the park (though sitting on his lap is a no-go this year). While you’re here, drop your child’s “Letter to Santa” in the special mechanical mailbox at the Chapel of Peace. We’ll make sure he gets it. 

And, yes, you’ll be able to cozy up with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa.

We expect to sell out. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets now!


When to visit: 

December 17 to 23 and 26 to 30, 2021, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fairy Winterland session (we will also be open on select mornings during this time period for general sessions)

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fairy Winterland cost: 

General admission: $15

Members: $8


"Thank you, Santa" Nights

December 26 to 30, 4 to 7 p.m. nightly 

Once upon a time at Fairyland, children would come say "thank you" to Santa the days following Christmas. This year, we're bringing back the tradition! Before he heads back to the North Pole, Black Santa will spend a few more evenings at Fairy Winterland.

Each night at 6:30 p.m., he'll lead the Festival of Lights parade, offering a treat at the end. 

Bring your child's "thank you" cards to the special mechanical mailbox at the Chapel of Peace. We'll make sure he sees every single one. 

Plus, enjoy all the other Winterland perks: complimentary hot cocoa, thousands of twinkling lights, and special multicultural decorations!

--park closed December 24 - 25 and December 31 - January 6, 2022

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