Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights at LEGOLAND® California!


Holiday Snow Days at LEGOLAND®!


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Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights is a yearly event at LEGOLAND® California. We’ve had a great time visiting the Resort this season as both pass holders, and by invitation from LEGOLAND®. Holiday Snow Days activities include snow play and snow tubing in a fun and festive environment. All of the activities that are part of the event are included with Park admission.

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days

Snow tubing is done in an orderly environment, with attendants at the top and bottom of the hill to help participants. Snow tubes are provided, and adults are free to glide down the hill as well! It’s a pretty fast slide, but I have yet to see anyone scared or not want to go again!

Snow Tubing During Holiday Snow Days

The snow area has fun giant LEGO® shaped bricks for building, a small sledding area for the littles, playful accessories to put on a snowman you get to create, and opportunities to throw snowballs!

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Just as you would expect with LEGOLAND®, the Resort is decked out with fun holiday LEGO® displays. The main Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights festivities take part in Fun Town, next to the LEGO® Clubhouse. There are lots of festive photo opportunities, some of which are with characters such as LEGO® Santa!

LEGOLAND Holidays

Aside from the snow activities, you’ll want to check out the performers, including a juggler, stilt walker, and unicyclist. Also, be sure to take a pic in the LEGO® sleigh! Grandpa is pictured here with the kids. (He loved joining us one afternoon!)

Holiday Snow Days

Our kids LOVE all the season decor. There are two LEGO® reindeer near the sleigh that are worth stopping by to snap a picture. How many opportunities do you have to see one of these?!?

LEGO Reindeer


Holiday Eats!


Holiday Treats at LEGOLAND®

Some of the seasonal food during Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights is bratwurst with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, churros with chocolate or strawberry dipping sauce, and warm soft pretzels. We sampled each, and they were delicious! We also spied rice treats (pictured below, in the photo with the LEGO® ornament), which we plan to taste on our next visit.

LEGO Ornament

We found this LEGO® shaped chocolate at The Market, located near the entrance and exit of the Park. It would be super cool if Santa dropped some of these in our stockings. (Hint, hint, Saint Nick!)

LEGO Shaped Chocolate


Winter Nights at LEGOLAND


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Winter Nights include the same fun daytime activities, plus longer Park hours, strolling carolers, Holiday Lights Show, nightly fireworks 12/26-12/31. Our kids love seeing the “snow” (bubbles) fall at night! I’ll never forget the look on our baby’s face when he first saw the “snow” dropping down on him, and watching him try to catch it!

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Some of the employees are really in the holiday spirit, wearing fun and festive things like this hat! We found this gentleman working inside The Big Shop. He actually made it himself!

Holiday Spirit at LEGOLAND

Among the many days we’ve gone to LEGOLAND this season, we attended the day of the official lighting of the LEGO® Christmas tree. I HIGHLY suggest you stay late enough to see the nightly tree lighting. The tree is beautiful after dark!

Winter Nights at LEGOLAND


Festivity At The LEGOLAND® Hotel


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The LEGOLAND® Hotel is all decked out for the holidays as well. Some of the incredible decorations include a giant LEGO®-style tree in the lobby, LEGO® wreaths, and little details throughout the hotel such as LEGO® poinsettias.

Hotel Holiday Decor at LEGOLAND

Click HERE for further details about Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights at LEGOLAND®. They’re having some pretty great specials right now, including discount tickets, and a FREE return ticket with any paid admission through December 31, 2013. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

P.S. Want to see even more of our pics from #HolidaySnowDays at the LEGOLAND® Resort? Be sure to follow us on Instagram!


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Disclosure: We attended a special invite-only event at LEGOLAND® to experience some of the seasonal treats and activities at the Resort. We are pass holders, and attended Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights prior to, and after the event as well. This site contains affiliate links.

SnowWorld and Holiday Cheer During Christmas At SeaWorld® San Diego


SnowWorld and Holiday Cheer At SeaWorld®


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As longtime passhholders, we’ve spent lots of hours at SnowWorld at SeaWorld® San Diego. As a child, I recall the event being held on the hill which is now below the rollercoaster Mantis. Many a day, with my personal sled in hand, and decked out in a heavy snow jacket, boots, and winter gloves, I would spend hiking up, and sledding down that hill.
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Sunny and Angel Save Christmas!

Celebrate the holidays with a fun family event at Helen Woodward Animal Center, Sunny and Angel Save Christmas! Take a special tour of the Animal Center, interact with barn animals, listen to holiday story time about Sunny and Angel, the two miracle twin foals born at the Animal Center, enjoy delicious treats, hands-on crafts, meet and have a picture taken with Santa, and receive a personalized letter and gift. We attended the event last year, and look forward to going again this year as well.

Sunny and Angel Save Christmas is happening the following weekends:

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Family Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at SDCDM!

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM), formerly the Escondido Children’s Museum, is currently hosting a Family Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at their new location on North Broadway, in Escondido. Both the Family Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival sound like they’ll be a lot of fun!

FAMILY PUMPKIN PATCH
The Family Pumpkin Patch is open from 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday, through November 4th, and is FREE for Members or with General Admission. Kids age 0-12 are FREE in October! The Family Pumpkin Patch is a great area to snap some family pumpkin patch photos.

Each Saturday this Fall the Family Pumpkin Patch features family garden programs (10am-Noon), seasonal pumpkins available for purchase and carving, and a live music series including Bluegrass, folk, country, and other local acoustic groups from 1pm-3pm. More info about the Saturday events in the Family Pumpkin Patch as follows:

October 6th
Family Fall Festival ~ See below for details!
Gardening Program: All day creative pumpkin decorating and other fun fall activities!
Live Music: Hullabaloo & Zzymzzy Quartet

SDCDM_PPOctober 13th
Gardening Program: Composting and Earth Worm Farm
Live Music: Cowboy Jack

October 20th
Gardening Program: Raising Chickens at Home
Live Music: Next Generation & Virtual Strangers

October 27th
Gardening Program: Beneficial Insects in Your Garden
Live Music: Emma’s Gut Bucket Band

November 3rd
Gardening Program: Urban Farming
Live Music: Old Town Rd

FALL FESTIVAL
The museum is also hosting their third annual Fall Festival from 10am-6pm on Saturday, October 6th. The event will be held in the new museum and Children’s Discovery Garden and will feature live music performances (including Hullabaloo!), food vendors, hands-on activities, a pumpkin patch, and much more! FREE for Children ages 0-12, Members $5, Non-Members $10.

Click HERE for more about the Family Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at SDCDM, including links to some of the artists playing on Saturdays. We look forward to checking out the Fall Festival and taking fun family pics in the pumpkin patch. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

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Disclosure: We were invited to the Fall Festival and will receive entry for our support. We are members of SDCDM, and our opinions are our own.

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch at the Van Ommering Dairy ~ Fall Fun For All!

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Oma’s Pumpkin Patch Rocks!

falldecor_omasOma’s Pumpkin Patch, located at the Van Ommering Dairy, in the Lakeside area of San Diego, is lots of fun for the entire family! They have tons of fun Fall activities, all of which are included in the cost of admission. You can’t beat that!

All Activities Are Included In Admission!

sledding-omasSome of the activities at the pumpkin patch are a straw bale maze, sledding on Cottonseed Mountain, petting corral, several playground structures, hay ride, sand pile with tractors and trucks, hands-on games such as a bean bag toss, basketball toss, and so much more! They even have a special play area for kids under 5. Plenty to do for toddlers thru teenage years.

Fun Photo Opps Galore!

bigtractor_omasThe pumpkin patch is decorated with fun Fall decor throughout. There are lots of large tractors and other farm related pieces throughout that are fun for picture taking. It’s fun to have the kids take a yearly picture next to the large measuring guide, to see how much they’ve grown from year to year. They also have a lot of the large painted board with cut-out faces which are great fun for pictures as well.

Groups Get A Special Presentation

howpumpkinsgrowIf you come with a group (such as a class, play group, or scouting troop) on a weekday morning, you can see the presentation “How Pumpkins Grow”. They have a special area for the educational presentation. If you’re planning to come with a group, please be sure to call in advance and make sure they have a time slot available.

Bring Snacks Or Buy Them There

You can bring snacks or lunch, and enjoy them under covered picnic tables. They also have food and cold drinks for sale at very reasonable prices. Our kids enjoyed some ice cream cups after jumping and playing. I thoroughly enjoyed some biscotti!

The Farm Is A REAL Working Dairy Farm!

cow_omasThe Van Ommering Dairy is a working dairy farm. Be sure to take the hay ride around the property, and see the dairy cows. On the way to their barn, you’ll pass a field, where they grow grass using recycled water to feed the cows. We learned so much about the dairy cows and about life on the farm on the hay ride!

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch is open from 10am-7pm Tuesday thru Saturday. We highly suggest you visit on an afternoon and stay through the evening. It’s far less crowded, and very comfortable with the cooler afternoon temperatures, not to mention a gorgeous place to catch the sunset!

Reasonably Priced

The cost for visiting the pumpkin patch is $8 per child age 1 & up (pricing current as of 2013), which includes a Jack Patch Pumpkin, a bottle of water, and all of the activities. One adult, age 16 & up is FREE with paying child; additional adults are $3 each. Water and pumpkins are not included for the adults, but are available for purchase.

Check out their website for more info. Also, be sure to take a look at all the pics below to see just how fun it is at Oma’s. The SoCal Kids are begging to go back, so perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Oma’s Pumpkin Patch
Facebook: Oma’s on Facebook