Why You Should Visit Global Winter Wonderland

The Global Winter Wonderland is an experience unlike any other holiday attraction I have ever been to!  It is a Chinese lantern festival where you can “Travel the World in Just One Day!”

This event began in 2011 in a parking lot in Santa Clara, CA and quickly became a very impressive and popular holiday attraction!  It is now a traveling display.  Check out all the pictures below!

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Global Winter Wonderland

Global Winter Wonderland

Christmas Tree

Big Ben at Global Winter Wonderland

Global Winter Wonderland is full of family friendly activities!

    • Ice Skating
    • Carnival Rides
    • Games
    • Santa Meet & Greet
    • Holiday Market

Be sure to check Groupon before you buy your tickets!  Not always, but sometimes you can find these tickets at a pretty steep discount.




This event is full of beautiful illuminated lanterns!  Below are a few of the international displays that are a great cultural experience.  I loved showing my daughter all of the things I studied about in art history because I want to be able to take her to see them in person one day!

Make sure you try some of the international cuisine they have as well!  There are many different foods to try from several countries.  My daughter is a very adventurous eater and loved this part of the attraction!  However, I am not so I wished I had ate before going!


Egyptian Pyramid and Spinx

Egyptian Pyramid

St. Peter's Basilica Russia


Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon


The Global Winter Wonderland also has live entertainment provided by their own Circus of Light!

They provide crafts and activities for kids of all ages.  It is highly unlikely that a child gets bored with so much to look at but, if so you can give them a break at a craft table!

Occasionally they add new pieces to the show.  This was the first appearance of Mount Rushmore!  It fit right in with the other important United States structures.

We saw the show in Atlanta while on a weekend trip to Stone Mountain Park.  You can check out a whole post about Stone Mountain here!


White House

Mount Rushmore
Golden Gate Bridge


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