Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, brings families and friends together for the holiday season with its first annual Winter Wonder holiday spectacular on weekends from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5, 2020. The 94-year-old beachside park will offer a day-and-night experience, featuring a holiday toy drive, 10 to 15-foot-tall holiday-themed sculptures, a free Santa photo op, other winter-themed activities and entertainment; plus, Illuminated Winter Nights when the sun goes down.
In spirit of the giving season, Belmont Park will host a toy drive in partnership with the Marine’s Toys for Tots Program during all open park hours throughout Winter Wonder. For every toy collected, Belmont Park will donate one single ride ticket to Big Brother, Big Sisters, a non-profit organization that seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity by providing one-on-one mentoring from a network of volunteers, donors and supporters.
In its first annual celebration, Winter Wonder brings the season’s spirit to life as guests will be dazzled by a variety of oversized holiday sculptures, featuring ‘Surfing Santa’, a ‘Merry Kiss Me’ romance candy cane archway, beach-style ‘Starfish Santas’ and other festive sculptures by the beach. The holiday sculptures, as well as other winter-themed photo op walls, holiday string lights and décor, will be on display during all open park hours and will be illuminated at night for guest to enjoy until Jan. 5.
On weekends in December, families can also capture lasting holiday memories with free photos with Santa every weekend starting Sunday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 22 from 4 to 8pm. Other winter-themed happenings include live music with carolers Friday 6 to 9pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5pm, Dec. 1 through Dec. 29.
On the boardwalk, guests can taste holiday flavors at Draft and Cannonball with their new seasonal menu items and specialty drinks.
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