Following the huge success of the previous two years, the third annual Winter Wonderland festival returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre starting November 20th and running through January 3rd. Over the past two years more than 80,000 people have spent the holiday season with Winter Wonderland and made it part of their holiday tradition.
Critics have praised the festival as being “A Huge Success” and that “Taking a Chance on Ice Pays Off”. Last year’s “Winter Wonderland is a Hit!” & “It was easy to forget I was really in Florida”.
New additions to this year’s festival include the Blizzard Bounce House & the Elf Express Train as well as a New Theatre original production of “A Time for Everything”, a New and improved website (www.winterwonderlandflorida.com), thousands of additional lights, more decorations, more holiday scenes painted by local artists, and the most holiday cheer in Florida!
Other Winter Wonderland favorites include St. Augustine’s ONLY Ice Skating Rink with Nightly Snow Fall! America’s ONLY Refrigerated Ice Slide, Sleigh Rides, Elf Village, Reindeer Games, Elf Village, Lighted Nature Trails, Candy Cane Forest, S’Mores Pit, and of coarse the man himself Santa Clause!
Venue Address – 1340 C A1A South, St. Augustine FL 32080
Phone Number – 904.209.0367 904.209.0367
You are invited to come see the action for your self at our “Media Night” Monday November 23rd at 7:00 pm. All of the attractions will be free of charge and we will be serving light snacks and complementary beverages. Please RSVP with Dan Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 904.209.0366 904.209.0366 . If you would like to visit before Nov 23, please contact Dan to make arrangements. The majority of the construction will take place Nov. 16th-Nov. 19th.
Winter Wonderland Hours & Days
Normal Operating Hours:
Seven days a week – 12:00pm-10:00pm*
Adults Only (21 & Up) – Saturdays, 10:30pm-11:30pm
Santa Visits – Nov. 20 – Dec. 24 – 5:00pm-9:00pm
“A Time For Everything” play – Fri & Sat – 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Sleigh Rides & S’mores available 6:00pm-10:00pm
November 26th – Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
December 24th – Christmas Eve – Open until 5:00pm
December 25th – Christmas Day – Open from 5:00pm-10:00pm
December 31st – New Year’s Eve – Open until 5:00pm
Things to Do and See…
Outdoor Ice Rink: St. Augustine’s only outdoor ice rink returns this season. The cost to skate is only $10.00 and $2.00 for rental skates! Also, we will be offering a designated skate time just for adults. Adult skate will take place Saturday nights from 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm.
ICE SLIDE: Enjoy the new and improved Ice Slide as you race your friends down duel slides covered in ice. Ice Slide tickets are $3.00 per slide, or 4 slides for $10.00. All riders must be at least 42” to slide.
NEW – Blizzard Bounce House – Kids 12 and under will have fun bouncing around our Holiday themed bounce house. Tickets are only $2.00 per session!
NEW – Elf Express Holiday Train – Kids of all ages will enjoy a train ride that loops past the elf village and Ice Slide. Train tickets are only $3.00 each. Conductor hats and train whistles are available for purchase at the merchandise stand!
Nightly Snow Fall: Every night experience snow in Florida as the Amphitheatre turns in to a Winter Wonderland. Snow falls over the ice rink and elf village every night at 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
Sleigh Rides: Take a horse drawn sleigh ride through an enchanted winter forest. Rides run nightly from 6:00pm -10:00pm, $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Santa Visits: Santa Claus will be available for visits every day from 5:00pm-9:00pm, Nov. 20th – Dec. 24th. Kids of all ages are welcome to come out and get a photo with Santa. Don’t forget to bring a letter to Santa to drop off in our direct to the North Pole oversized mailbox.
Elf Village: Enjoy a unique and magical interactive experience as you explore a village of elf houses. The village is free of charge and open whenever Winter Wonderland is!
Reindeer Games: Test your skills and win a prize at one of our Winter Carnival games, including Candy Hunt, Alpine Toss, Polar Pong, and Elf Zone. Each game costs just $2 for play, and is suited for all ages & skill levels!
Theatre: The Veddy Theatre Group is proud to present A Time for Everything, a heartwarming play tailor made for the holiday season. Performances are Friday & Saturday nights at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm. Tickets are $5 For more information, please call 904-806-2423 904-806-2423 or visit www.veddytheatre.org
S’mores Fire Pit: Turn a chilly night into a fun experience for the whole family. The fire starts every night at 6:00pm, s’mores kits available from concession stands, please no outside food or drinks.
Sponsors include Seaboard Waste Systems, AC Davis Construction, St. Augustine Candy & Nuts, Haven Trust Bank, Hyundai of St. Augustine, Carmelo’s Marketplace, Summerset Village & Summer Breeze Apartments & Dairy Queen.