Closed thru Jan. 4: Fairy Winterland at Children's Fairyland - 510 Families
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Closed thru Jan. 4: Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland

Note: Children’s Fairyland is closed from December 7 to January 4 in adherence to the updated stay-at-home order. If you have tickets for Fairy Winterland, they will email you in the coming weeks with a plan to reschedule the event.

Fairy Winterland is the wintertime celebration that takes over Children’s Fairyland with twinkly lights and Santa Claus December 18-23, and 26-30 (yes, lights but no Santa after Christmas). Just like a daytime visit to Fairyland, it is best for toddlers through kindergartners and the adults that love to see them smile.

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Photo: Rusty Blazenhoff/ Children’s Fairyland

For these exciting days, Fairyland gets a special holiday makeover with thousands of twinkling lights, free cocoa, candy canes, and a visit from Santa Claus (Black Santa since 1993!). Look for this year’s celebration to go beyond Christmas to celebrate more cultures and faiths.

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(2019 picture) Fairyland Winterland is a magical outing for toddlers. See Christmas lights and have a dance party with Santa | Photo: Taylor Almond via Instagram

Plan your visit to Fairy Winterland

Open from 4 pm to 7 pm, things get exciting just before closing time when Santa Claus leads a parade through Fairyland and hands out treats. All activities are weather permitting. Fairyland will be decked out with thousands of twinkly lights and culturally-diverse holiday displays.

Covid safety note: All guests over age three are required to wear well-fitting face masks.


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Admission prices: $13 for people over the age of one. $6 for members.

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Santa parade at Fairy Winterland in Oakland. Santa without lap sitting

Fairy Winterland Schedule and Highlights

Santa Claus Santa Claus will be avoiding lap-sitting for 2020 to keep himself and all the children healthy for the holidays. There will be a letter deposit box in the Chapel of Peace. Write a letter with your wishes before coming, and grab a small candy cane on the way out. [Note: Though Fairy Winterland is open after Christmas, Santa will not be there]

Hot cocoa for all.

6:45 pm parade time! Santa Claus leads a dance party on stage and a tot walk that is called Festival of Lights Parade. Adorbs.

Reservations are required to keep capacity at safe levels. Buy tickets now >>


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You can be a butterfly at Fairy Winterland (pre-covid pic)
Fairy Winterland all lit up: old west town
Fairy Winterland all lit up: old west town play area

Find out more about a visit to Fairyland >>

[Photos by Heather Flett and Taylor Almond]

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