Petco Park to Transform Into 'Holiday Wonderland' | NBC 7 San Diego

Petco Park to Transform Into 'Holiday Wonderland'



    Nevermind the 70-degree temperatures -- in just a few weeks, Petco Park will transform into a winter wonderland.

    For 12 nights beginning on Dec. 5, the “Holiday Wonderland” will provide visitors with a real winter experience, complete with falling snow, glistening lights and even some reindeer.

    The Holiday Wonderland will be open for three consecutive weekends after Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays (it will be have special hours leading up to Christmas Day).

    As folks enter Petco Park’s main concourse, they will enter a series of interactive experiences, starting with a peek into Santa’s workshop at the North Pole with elves hard at work.

    The next stop on the tour will be Candyland, where visitors can meet a candy princess amid color displays.

    Lastly, visitors can tour the “Christmas Morning” display, where they’ll walk under a snowball fight to a home where they can meet Old Saint Nicholas himself.

    After the tour of holiday displays, guests can check out the 40-foot Christmas tree, which will be adorned with nearly 16,000 lights and more than 250 ornaments. Kids can feed live reindeer, build a snowman or go sledding down a 15,000-square-foot hill of real snow.

    If that doesn’t strike their fancy, they can hop a ride on the Polar Express, which travels around the bases.

    And if you think this all sounds like it’s just for kids, adults can be merry at the cocktail lounge, which has a selection of holiday-themed drinks.

    The Holiday Wonderland costs $15 for adults and $10 for children (kids under 3 are free). Parking at nearby lots will cost $10.

    For more information or to purchase tickets online, go here.