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A Holiday Guide for WinterFest Shows

Jenae Mims

As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

The holiday shows at WinterFest are what make the experience so magical. Seeing performers sing and dance to holiday songs gives us all the Christmas feels. If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit with the best holiday live entertainment in the Bay Area, WinterFest has it all. We have 9 different holiday shows ranging from sing-alongs to Snoopy skating and dancing on ice.

Follow these steps so you can see as many WinterFest shows as possible during your visit to the park!

Grab an experience guide and a park map:

As you enter the park you’ll want to grab a Park Map and an Experience Guide. These two will be your best friends during your WinterFest visit. You will find everything you need to know about our live entertainment and holiday activities.

Plan out your favorite shows:

Choose which holiday shows are a must-see for you, so you can make sure you don’t miss those during your trip. Some of the fan-favorites are It’s Christmas, Snoopy; Tinker’s Toy Factory, and Cool Yule Christmas!

Get to WinterFest early:

By getting to WinterFest early, you are able to make it to the most special and important part of WinterFest—the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Everyone knows that once you finally put your Christmas tree up, get all the ornaments and decorations on, the best part is finally plugging it in and seeing your tree with all the glistening lights on it. Now imagine a 65-foot-tree! The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place in Celebration Plaza.

Keep your eyes and ears open:

You never know when you’ll hear some carolers strolling by! Our shows are located all throughout the park and some even roam the park.

Hang out in Hometown Square:

Besides the fact that Hometown Square has some of the most amazing lights at WinterFest, this is also close to where a lot of shows take place. Grab a coffee from Starbucks and listen to a group of old-time carolers, Jingle Jazz, or stroll over to the Holly Jolly Trolley to see an upbeat holiday performance. Close by, you will also hear the high-energy songs from Cool Yule that takes place in front of our giant tree. But, you don’t want to miss the must-see show, It’s Christmas, Snoopy! This show features Snoopy singing and dancing on ice in the Great America Theater. 

WinterFest Shows:

Tree Lighting Ceremony | 5:30 | Celebration Plaza

Cool Yule Christmas | 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 | Celebration Plaza

Tinker's Toy Factory | 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 | Theatre Royale

A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas | 6:00, 7:00, 8:15, 9:15 | PEANUTS Showplace

Four Drummers Drumming | 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 | Gingerbread Village

Holly Jolly Trolley | 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 | Artisan Alley

It’s Christmas, Snoopy | 5:45, 7:30, 9:15 | Great America Theater

Jingle Jazz | 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45 | Hometown Square

The Mistletones | 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15 | Arctic Alley

 

WinterFest is open select nights through Dec. 31! If you are looking to get the best deal for WinterFest, get a Gold Season Pass; you will receive unlimited visits to this years WinterFest and visits all of 2020! For single-day WinterFest tickets, purchase online to get the lowest price. Make sure to check our WinterFest calendar online before planning your visit!

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As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

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