WinterFest has the best things to do for Christmas in the Bay Area!

Park: 4 PM - 10 PM Waterpark: Closed View Hours

Step Into A World Of Holiday Magic

Select nights Nov. 26 - Jan. 9

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Select Nights Nov. 26 - Jan. 9, 2022

The Bay Area’s most immersive holiday event returns this year, sparkling brighter than ever before. WinterFest brings holiday cheer to California’s Great America as the park is magically transformed into a winter wonderland and holiday festival. Guests can ice-skate in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia, take in the dazzling sights, sip on crafted hot chocolate and marvel at spectacular live shows.

With more than 60 rides and holiday attractions, such as sending letters to the North Pole, checking out Santa’s workshop and baking cookies in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, and all the scrumptious holiday fare at numerous dining locations—WinterFest has something for guests of all ages and appetites.

This enchanted wintery world 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.

Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride.

Explore all the holiday attractions you'll get to experience at WinterFest!

Making Spirits Bright

Don’t miss all the musical entertainment, festive roaming performers, and holiday characters waiting for you at WinterFest

WinterFest Activities

Fill your night with holiday fun like skating on Snow Flake Lake, decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus and photos with the big man in red himself!

Festive Food

Treat your taste buds to a delectable menu of holiday fare, including savory mains, delicious desserts and irresistible snacks.