Winter Wonderland Festival

Bundle up with coats, mittens, or hats. It’s time to frolic in the real snow and meet Santa and his elves at the Winter Wonderland Festival!

Escondido gets even more post-worthy this holiday with real snow, live reindeer, glittering lights, and festive installations. Plus, there will be food and drink options to warm your belly and heart, so come hungry. Haven’t you completed your shopping list? Don’t fret! There will be dozens of local vendors offering art and crafts to shop from.

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 This event is free and open to the public.

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While we eagerly await the release of this year’s festival dates, stay in the loop by visiting the event’s website for updates.

Experience the Winter Wonderland Festival

St. Nicholas and his elves know where they’ll be this holiday: at the Winter Wonderland Festival! Take a selfie with the jolly man and his reindeer, play in the real snow, or bask in holiday decor at this outdoor bash! Be sure to bring your little ones, so they can participate in various activities, such as crafting workshops.

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What’s a party without food choices? Of course, you can reward your tastebuds with festive drinks and snacks, from hot cocoa to pastries. After enjoying all the attractions, make sure to shop for all kinds of local products from dozens of local artisans and vendors. This is your chance to shop for unique gifts and impress those people who have everything.  

Also, you can extend your trip and indulge in a true San Diego vacation with a San Diego package.


Start Date:

December 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm CST

End Date:

December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CST






California Center for the Arts

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025 United States


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