Frequently Asked Questions
Winter Wonderland is a joint collaboration with the YMCA and two premier local companies, Sun Power Lawn Care and Twinkle Nights. They’re bringing a fantastic holiday experience to the Gainesville area.
Wondering what is going on this year at Winter Wonderland?
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Every Friday and Saturday night, beginning November 17th and lasting through December 30th, Winter Wonderland will be open. You can purchase tickets for any of those events HERE.
Yes, and plenty of them too. First, keep an eye out for the well-known Snow Queen and her trusty Snowman sidekick. They’re sure to bring a royal, fun-filled experience to the event and are always willing to stop and pose with the kiddos!
In addition, there is a rumor that the Big Man himself — Santa Claus, that is — may also be around for a photo op or two.
(In other words, yes, this is a great opportunity for your kids to get their picture taken with Santa!)
We will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Remember, early bird pricing is good through November 1st, 2023. After that, you can buy a ticket at any time for just $15 per person.
There will be a limited number of tickets available for each night, and as always, children under the age of 3 are free!
Winter Wonderland is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face with our diverse lineup of games, activities, and more. Some of what we have planned include:
- Photo opportunities;
- A cookie kitchen;
- Our singing and animated Winter Wonderland music show;
- Games, such as Snowman Attack and Operation: Find Rudolph;
- A gift shop;
- Our direct-to-the-North Pole post office mail center;
- A Christmas tree farm;
- And so much more!
Our Winter Wonderland experience is a fun-packed value at just $15 per ticket. All admissions include access to:
- All of our shows;
- Our light-up walk-through experience;
- All meet and greets;
- The opportunity to make an ornament, decorate cookies, and send a letter to Santa; plus;
- Access to all games.
You can learn more about our sponsors here. In addition, be sure to head over to our About page to learn more about sister companies Sun Power Lawn Care and Twinkle Nights. Plus, many thanks to the YMCA for providing access to this event.
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Due to insurance and safety precautions, we can only allow certified service dogs/animals at the Winter Wonderland Gainesville event.
Yes. You’ll need to be there at that time frame, but you’ll be able to stay until close at 9pm.
North Central Florida YMCA: 5201 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
We will have a small snow machine(the bubble kind), a snow pit(which is a polymer based powder we add water too, also available for sale at the gift shop), and snowballs for sale from the drinks stand.