SAN DIEGO - Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park will be bigger and better than last year's inaugural event. New details were announced today for the expanded holiday celebration, which will once again light up the ballpark for 12 nights in December. Tickets are on sale now at www.padres.com/holiday. Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early and save, as adult entry prices will increase on Monday, November 23.
Beginning on Friday, December 4, and continuing for three consecutive weekends, Holiday Wonderland will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. During the final few nights leading up to Christmas Eve (Monday, December 21 to Wednesday, December 23), Holiday Wonderland will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
With a larger footprint and two points of entry, Holiday Wonderland will feature even more walk-through lighting vignettes and holiday activities for all ages. The playing field will be home to a carousel, a 40' tree and an even larger arctic snow hill for tubing presented by Toyota. There will be a secondary snow area in the Park at the Park, designated as a snow play zone. The Park at the Park will also feature winter-themed inflatables and games. Other new additions to the festivities include a Ferris wheel and even more holiday characters with designated performance times. Once again this year, guests can ride a Polar Express train for $5.
New this year, guests can make the trek to the North Pole in the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, where they will once again see live reindeer, discover Santa's workshop and meet his elves. Visits with Santa at the North Pole are included in the price of admission. Guests who would like a commemorative photo with Santa can purchase a $25 package that includes a dedicated line and a limited-edition Padres-themed The Elf on the Shelf ornament.
Adult admission is $15 and child admission is $10. Kids under three will be admitted free of charge. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets early and save. Adult ticket prices will increase to $20 on Monday, November 23. In an effort to keep crowds at an optimal level for event enjoyment, tickets will be date-specific. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, as ticket sales will be capped once each date has reached capacity. In the event that Holiday Wonderland is shut down due to rain, guests will have the opportunity to exchange their date-specific tickets for another night.
Those who would prefer to purchase tickets good for any date Holiday Wonderland is open can take advantage of the Red Bow Package, which includes two tickets good for any night of the event, entry at a dedicated gate and a limited-edition Padres-themed The Elf on the Shelf ornament. The Red Bow Package is currently priced at $40. The price will increase to $50 on Monday, November 23. Military, group and event discounts are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.padres.com/holiday.