The Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento is open until January 7th and is keeping the Christmas spirit alive! There’s so much to do and see! Tanner and I had a blast, here are a few things we found, and you don’t want to miss! They have great attractions for kids of all ages, from kiddie rides to thrill rides, lots of vendors and food!
Tanner’s favorite attraction was the Minion Funhouse with moving floors, spiral stairs and silly mirrors! He must have gone through it five times! The American Warrior obstacle course for kids was awesome! I couldn’t believe Tanner made it up the rock wall, I was so proud!
This is my favorite family tradition! A whole weekend of baking, Christmas movies, and my brother’s favorite breakfast! Each year we make Christmas tins for colleagues and friends made up of our family’s secret cookie recipe, Dad’s Almond Roca, Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow, Reindeer Poop), fudge and bark. Sometimes we add pecan fingers if we’re not too exhausted after everything else! Each year we make a different kind of fudge and bark, but the rest stays the same. These recipes are requested every year! Friday night we go shopping and start the baking, we split the jobs between the five of us; everyone pitches in!
Who doesn’t love a good festival?? I’m a bit of a festival fanatic and the Gilroy Garlic Festival just might be one of the best! Here are a few suggestions if you are planning to attend…
1. Purchase the weekend special event “Camp Night” package with Gilroy Gardens! This is a great deal! Visit the world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, then camp overnight at Gilroy Gardens Theme Park and enjoy the Theme Park on Sunday! The package includes three meals, Garlic Festival admission for Saturday, and Gilroy Gardens theme park admission on Sunday! Be sure to buy tickets early because they mail you the Garlic Festival tickets, the park tickets are printable.
The Camp Night is a great, cost-effective option. We paid about $60/person for the whole package plus purchased Fast Lane passes for $20/person to skip the lines (they came in handy through the day but weren’t needed in the morning). We were able to make a weekend out of the trip and saved on a hotel, not to mention the money that would have been spent on food and parking. Campground amenities included large grass fields (bring your own tent), maintained restrooms (no showers), a covered picnic area, well-lit walkways, nearby parking (parking included in price) and 24-hour security. This was a great first camping trip for Tanner!