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About Global Winter Wonderland

Global Winter Wonderland is a spectacular holiday festival and multi-cultural celebration featuring:

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Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
 

 

Event History

 
 

2011 - Santa Clara, CA - Great America Parking Lot - "Travel the World in Just One Day!"

 
 
Traditional Chinese lanterns are showcased in the United States for the first time at International Culture Exchange Group’s debut of Global Winter Wonderland! The event is centered around the traditional lanterns and also features multi-cultural entertainment, rides and games, international food and holiday shopping for the whole family!
 
 
2011 Highlights:
  • San Francisco declares February 6, 2012 as “Chinese Lantern Day”.
  • Bollywood Day and Hispanic Day feature cultural entertainment.
  • San Francisco 49ers Day to welcome their foundation, players and coaches.
  • Lanterns made with recycled items – medicine bottles for the Phoenix Vase, CDs for the Dragon Boat, porcelain teacups, spoons and plates to make a Dragon and Phoenix
 
 

2012 - Santa Clara, CA - Inside Great America Theme Park - "Holiday Fun for Everyone!"

 
 
Global Winter Wonderland returns to Santa Clara and has moved inside the Great America Theme Park! Guests were able to enjoy the thrilling rides at Great America, plus a new theme, new holiday lanterns and added entertainment! 
 
 
2012 Highlights:
  • City of Mountain View, CA declares a November 25, 2012 Chinese Lantern Day.
  • Rudolph and Hermey Costumed Characters.
  • Laser Light Show and a Traditional Peking Opera, “Monkey King” – Shows every night!
  • Vietnamese Day, India Day, Hispanic Day and Chinese Day feature cultural entertainment.
  • Global Winter Wonderland debuts its popular Dinosaur Maze.
  • Two traditional Chinese Dragon lanterns over 100 feet long are a main attraction!
 
 

2013 - Atlanta, GA – Turner Field - "Travel the World in Just One Day!"

 
 
Global Winter Wonderland travels across the country! With a new venue, Global Winter Wonderland brought the iconic landmark lanterns to the residents of Atlanta, GA. 2013 also featured new holiday lanterns and tons of entertainment.
 
 
2013 Highlights:
  • UniverSoul Circus performs every night featuring aerial acrobats and motorcycle cage riding.
  • Musical performances by B5, Keri Hilson, Coco Jones and Montel Jordan.
  • Traditional Chinese Folk Art on display and for purchase.
  • Appearances by cast members of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
  • Debut of the Global Village Tree lantern as well as Mount Rushmore and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument.
 
 

2014 - Sacramento, CA – Cal Expo - "Travel the World in One Night!"

 
 

Global Winter Wonderland returns to California and is hosted at Cal Expo in one of the most diverse cities in the United States – Sacramento. Spanning over 17 acres, Global Winter Wonderland invited guests to "Travel the World in One Night" over the holidays and enjoy over 30 thrilling rides, entertainment from local communities and the event's very own circus!

 
 
2014 Highlights:
  • Debut of Global Winter Wonderland’s Circus of Light featuring circus acts from around the world. 
  • Four multi-cultural parades featuring local and global participants.
  • Cultural Theme Days – Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Slavic, Shah Jahan Night, African American Day.
  • Performances by Jana Kramer, Cimorelli and Pete Escovedo, Jr. .
  • Unique oil paintings from the region of Darfen in China are on display – and for sale!
  • Special days to host local sports teams Sacramento Kings (NBA), Sacramento Rivercats (PCL), and Sacramento Republic (MLS).
 
 

2015 - Sacramento, CA - Cal Expo & Tulare, CA - Tulare County Fair

 
 

For the first time, ICEG produces Global Winter Wonderland in two locations!  The event returned to Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA and was hosted by the Tulare County Fairgrounds in Tulare, CA. The Tulare event showcased landmarks from around the world and featured a revamped Circus of Light.  The Sacramento event featured a whole new theme, new lanterns as well as new entertainment and activities!

 
 
2015 Highlights:
  • Sacramento, CA - "Magic of the Seasons"
    • Circus of Light presents Acrobats on Ice – First time in the U.S.
    • Golden 1 Holiday Ice Rink for public ice skating!
    • All NEW lanterns including a 42-foot tall Beehive constructed of recycled medicine bottles!
    • Multi-cultural parades every Saturday and Sunday featuring local and global participants.
  • Tulare, CA - "Travel the World in One Night"
    • Lanterns of iconic landmarks from around the world including St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
    • Circus of Light performs with acts from Africa, Russia and Argentina.
 
 

 

2016 - Sacramento, CA - Cal Expo & Tulare, CA - Tulare County Fair

 
 

Global Winter Wonderland returns!  After successful events in Sacramento and Tulare in 2015, ICEG brings back Global Winter Wonderland to Sacramento and Tulare for the 2016 holiday season.  Both locations introduced our new mascot, Penny the Penguin! Sacramento's brand new theme brought larger-than-life displays of Santa's Village, Candy Land, Snow Land, Toy Land and more.  Tulare featured the "Magic of the Seasons" displays and also showcased new entertainment and activities.

 
 
2016 Highlights:
  • Sacramento, CA - "Holiday Fun for Everyone"
    • Circus of Light returns with new acts from around the world!
    • All NEW dazzling light displays featuring magical, holiday lands such a the Candy Forest and Toy Kingdom. 
    • Holiday Ice Rink and Arctic Snow Maze for guests of all ages!
    • First-ever, indoor glow-in-the-dark activity center & under the sea indoor light display. 
  • Tulare, CA - "Magic of the Seasons"
    • All NEW lanterns representing all four seasons, dinosaurs, the animal kingdom and international landmarks.
    • Circus of Light returns with all new acts from Africa and China.
 

 

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Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights

 

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights

 

Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights
Global Winter Wonderland Sacramento Cal Expo Holiday Lights

 

 

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Global Winter Wonderland. If you have a question about the festival, please review our FAQ page.

If you can't find the answer to your question in the FAQs, please email us - Info@CultureExchange.us.  After your question has been submitted, you will be contacted by a Global Winter Wonderland representative.

Ticket Questions? Contact information coming soon!

General Event Questions? Call (510) 962-8586

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44049 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

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