Snow at Petco Park this Holiday Season

Snow at Petco Park this Holiday Season

Love it or hate it, the holiday season has finally arrived in San Diego. Despite the balmy 70 degree weather, our very own Petco Park will be transformed into a (real!) snow covered winter wonderland starting on December 5th up to Christmas Day.

In what organizers hope will be a new holiday tradition here, the Winter Wonderland festival at Petco Park welcomes kids and adults to a Christmas themed theme park in the heart of downtown San Diego. Winter Wonderland features such attractions as a 15,000 square foot snow hill (made from real snow) for kids to sled and build snowmen on, a real-live reindeer petting zoo and even a miniature polar express train for the little ones to ride on.

Other draws include an interactive Santa’s Workshop, a 40 foot Christmas tree festooned with 16,000 lights and 250 ornaments, and something called Candy Land which I’m sure will feature many holiday themed candy displays for the kids to go wild over.

Away from all the photo-ops with Santa and holiday dioramas adults can get jolly with festive Christmas drinks at the cocktail lounge conveniently located next to the snow hill.

The event starts on December 5th and runs on every weekend until Christmas (it runs all week long on Christmas Eve). Tickets costs $15 for adults and $10 for children (kids under 3 get in free). Parking is available in nearby lots and will set you back about $10.