Win Tickets to Sacramento’s Global Winter Wonderland


There’s truly something new and exciting rising up in Sacramento this holiday season. Beginning this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Cal Expo will be lit up by a spectacular array of Chinese lanterns representing wonders of the world.  These are not your ordinary Chinese lanterns – these are massive structures that take up to six weeks to build, some rising up to seven stories high.

Sacramento has been chosen as the only city in the country to host Global Winter Wonderland this year. The annual lantern festival is the largest of its kind outside of China and displays over 70 massive lighted lanterns that depict holiday scenes and iconic buildings throughout the world including the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge.

While the lanterns are clearly the main attraction to this event, visitors will also be thrilled to find that this multicultural theme park also has carnival rides, entertainment, an international food court, plenty of shopping opportunities and even a dinosaur maze for the kids. We’re sold, are you? If so, keep reading…we’ve got tickets to give away to two lucky readers!


Here are the details:

What: Global Winter Wonderland

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

Dates: Open Daily 11/22 – 11/30, 12/19 – 1/4 and weekends 12/5 – 12/7, 12/12 – 12/14

Times: 4:30 pm to 10 pm Sunday – Thursday, 4:30 pm to 11 pm Friday and Saturday

Admission: Adults $16, Seniors $12, kids (4-12) $12, kids (3 and under) FREE, season passes also available

Parking: $10

Okay.  Would you like to win some tickets to this fantastic event? Head on over to the Global Winter Wonderland website here, check it out a bit, then come back and tell us in the comment section below what part of this multicultural theme park your kids would absolutely love!  You’ll then be entered into the drawing to win 4 tickets to the event.  Two lucky readers will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  Good luck!





60 thoughts on “Win Tickets to Sacramento’s Global Winter Wonderland

  1. The world of lights and the light carnival. My son just loves any type circus the performers just capture his attention 100%. and like most kids… the carnival rides.

  2. My daughter plus my nephew that I’d take with me because he is like my son would absolutely LOVE the lights,performances,and dinosaurs!They’re both great observers and love learning new things.Fingers crossed that we win! =]

  3. My kid would LOVE the performers and all the lights. She is one and has just started really appreciating beautiful lights. I can’t wait to share this with her. Hope we win!

  4. My family and I would love to see this! All the lights, and attractions look amazing online. My husband and I will enjoy seeing the “landmarks” from around the world, but the kids will definitely love the rides. I wish we could win tickets, otherwise this is unfortunately not in the budget for our family this year.

  5. I’ve been excited about this since the first notification! There is nothing as thrilling as holiday lights…and this has so many other activities..We plan on taking the grand kids.

  6. Lights lights lights and dinosaurs o my! A Two and a half year old boys dream! And music and dancing and cars and rides and and and (as he would say).

  7. What isn’t there to enjoy?!? We are so excited for the lights at the Global Village, but my three boys are going to be fascinated with the dinosaur maze. This is an incredible opportunity for families in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.

  8. My kids and this big kid would love seeing all of the beautiful lights in the Global Village. The Christmas Castle and other traditional Christmas settings look very beautiful, too. The entertainment looks and sounds great. Sacramento has never seen anything like this!

  9. This is the first Christmas my 2 1/2 year old is really understanding and anticipating Christmas so I know she would love everything! But I especially think she will enjoy the lights and Santa’s Village!!

  10. My 6 year old son love Dinosaurs and my daughter really love lights…this would be a wonderful treat for them both.

  11. My son will love the circus shows and all the icons full of light. It’s unclear if there will be a snow area, but if so that will be a BIG hit as well!

  12. My boy absolutely loves Xmas lights. He would love it all, but especially the circus show.His favorite things to see at any amusement park, fair, etc. are the shows.

  13. My kids would love thos and i the opportunity to share different cultures with them. 2 are autistic and the lights would thrill them!

  14. The lights would catch any child’s imagination. My daughter and I would love the shopping and of course my husband and son would love the food. Sounds like there is something for everyone!

  15. I think my family would love the International Garden and the Christmas Castle. In general I am excited to see all the lights!

  16. I think my son and niece would love the Global Village and Christmas Castle in the holiday fun. We have never been to a event so grand, so they may love every festive thing they see lit.

  17. It would be really great to take the family to one of the event nights. It is nice to get exposure to all the various culture food and entertainment that will be out there.

  18. My son would be excited to see the lights and the dinosaur maze. He also likes to watch performances so I think he would be awed by the acrobatics!

  19. My kids are obsessed with Christmas lights…and Santa Clause…so Santa’s Village would probably be a big hit. I know I really want to see Circus of Light!

  20. Something like this is coming to Sac Metro for the first time. This is a good opportunity to show the kids about global cultures, some history and Tradition. Of course the holiday lighting, rides, carnival and global food. Dinosaur attraction would be interesting for my both kids.

  21. My kids would definitely enjoy the Circus of Light show. I think they would get a kick out of seeing the famous landmarks lit up in lights as well. There is so much to see and do!

  22. My kids and me would love to stroll down the light show from different countries, have fun on the rides and see the acrobat shows.

  23. We would love to see this! What an awesome event to come to Sacramento! Thanks for finding such cool things for families to do together.

  24. We both would have a ball there! My daughter loves to learn about other cultures, I know she would love the light circus the most and I would too!

  25. My kids would be so excited to look at all of the lights from around the world. They love to draw Christmas settings so this would be amazing for them to witness.

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