Global Winter Wonderland
Last year I saw some commercials for the Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento at CalExpo. For whatever reasons, I didn’t make it last year.
This year, when the commercials started, I got on-line to figure out when I could go and how to work it around my work schedule. It turns out that the Sunday after Thanksgiving both my husband and I had the day off, so we went. As you roam around, Christmas songs are playing on the speakers.
You will find today’s post has less talking and a lot more photos. I hope you enjoy!
By the ice skating rink there was a snow maze to walk through with many photo set ups.
Under the Sea Activity Center
This was a nice indoor adventure. The room was half black light with 3D Ultra Violet art work. There were light cubes of various size that changed colors. The other half had an Under the Sea theme to the decorations. This room also was the location of one of the arts and craft projects we saw.
Circus of Lights
Penny was supposed to be in one of the buildings, but we found her outside. Penny was very popular and everyone was patient waiting to take a photo with her.
Rides and Games
The carnival rides and midway were open. Somehow we decided that 1) we were just too old for carnival rides, 2) you never win the giant stuffed Shopkin, and 3) it started raining and we didn’t want to feel like drenched cats.
Arts and Crafts
The night we went, I only saw two places to make ornaments. =( It would have been nice to have more arts and crafts stations.
Of the whole night, this was the biggest disappointment. In the building with Santa, there were a handful of vendors for things like tuperware, solar panels, and fudge. Outside of that building there was a Sleeptrain tent, a tent with clothing that lights up to music, and some light up remote control toys.
I was really hoping to do some holiday shopping but the vendors were not the type I would buy Christmas gifts from.
Even if I wanted to buy something, they made it difficult at best.
I really liked this decorated Pizza stand. It was the only one I noticed that was decorated. Besides the food court building (with like 6 different ethnic booths) we only noticed a couple of food trucks. I am going to go out on a limb and guess there might have been more food in the Midway area. We just didn’t find it.
We ended up not eating anything. By the time we were hungry it had started to rain. The booths in the international food court just didn’t scream out to us. And, Once again, we didn’t want to feel like drenched cats.