Westchester Parks Foundation to Kick Off 5th Annual Westchester’s Winter Wonderland with Tree Lighting Celebration November 23
Join the Westchester Parks Foundation at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate the opening ofWestchester’s Winter Wonderland presented by Westchester Medical Center with the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree. The fifth-annual event kicks-off Friday, November 23 at 5 p.m. with the official tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
As in years’ past, Westchester’s Winter Wonderland will feature an exciting array of entertainment for all ages, including its signature Santa Experience. The Winter Wonderland Holiday circus is back again, featuring acts run by Ringmaster Joe Barney who has appeared with The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus and The Big Apple Circus. This year’s Winter Wonderland will also feature a signature Magic Show in the Dining Tent. These events all take place inside heated tents, offering visitors a chance to come in out of the cold. For the $20 all-inclusive ticket price, guests will also enjoy ice skating on the 70-foot by 90-foot outdoor ice rink, including skate rental.
New features for 2018 include:
Lights of Wonder: An additional 250,000 eco-friendly LED lights animated to holiday music have been added to the millions of lights in the park! New magical displays include angels, snowflakes, elves tossing wrapped holiday gifts, and a message of good will towards all. They join Santa’s sleigh and reindeer and two 27-foot Candy Canes flanking the entrance to the park.
FUNderland Village: 10 rides including the Wonderland Express, Winter Hay Ride, Holly Jolly Caterpillar, Fun Slide and new this year Wonderland Train Ride, Holiday Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dizzy Dragons, Fire Trucks and Flying Dinosaurs.
Magic Show: Running at nightly at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45 pm each night, our silly elf will bring you fun, laughter, dance, magic, audience participation and more. Our elf tells you what it’s like working at Santa’s Workshop and all the jobs there such as candy cane making, snowman building, toy testing, tree lighting and more. Show is 30 minutes long.
Ticket price allows for unlimited access to ten amusement rides, ice skating including skate rentals, as well as Holiday Circus and Magic Show performances, visits with Santa Claus and special characters, and much more. General admission is $20 per person; ages 3 and under are free.
The event will run from Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 31, from 5pm – 9pm Sunday-Thursday and 5pm-10pm Friday-Saturday on select dates. Checkwww.wwinterwonderland.com for calendar and special events.
About Westchester Parks Foundation
Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system. For more information, visit thewpf.org.
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