Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland Open on November 25, Holiday Lantern Spectacular Is Already Open and Runs until January 15th
(PARAMUS, NJ) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners are excited to announce that Van Saun County Park in Paramus will soon become New Jersey’s premier destination for winter family fun.
Starting on Friday, November 25 at 4 p.m., Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland presented by Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, is set to make its triumphant return to Van Saun County Park with open air ice skating, a heated hospitality tent, games, activities, food trucks, an indoor/outdoor beer and wine garden, and rides on the iconic carousel. From the giant 30-foot centerpiece Christmas Tree to the festive decorations throughout, families will have the chance to be transported to a winter paradise this holiday season right here in Bergen County.
Simultaneously, right across the street, Van Saun County Park will also host the second annual Let It GLOW! A Holiday Lantern Spectacular at the Bergen County Zoo. The Spectacular, sponsored by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., will feature traditional Chinese lanterns with a modern twist, including dozens of hand-painted, larger-than-life structures that celebrate culture, animals, and the warmth of the holidays. With over 30 different scenes, each hand-made, artistic wonder is more breathtaking than the last. Festivities began November 10th and run until January 15th.
Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland Hours of Operation and Upcoming Events
November 25 through January 2
The hours of operation are Fridays, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, the ice rink will be open for skating from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Two sessions of Learn to Play run from December 7th – February 1st. Winter Wonderland will have adjusted hours on Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31) and operate 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. From December 26 – January 2, Winter Wonderland will operate 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Winter Wonderland will be closed on Christmas (12/25).
For more information about Winter Wonderland, including online ticket sales and the full 2022-2023 Event Calendar, visit www.BergenCountyWinterWonderland.com.
General admission: $10 + online service fee
Seniors, Veterans, & Active Military: $5 + online service fee
Age 3 & under: FREE
Ice Skating Session: $10 + online service fee
Friday, November 25, 2022 – Winter Wonderland Officially Opens at 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2022 –Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 23, 2022 – The Winter Wonderland Menorah Lighting at 6 p.m.
Friday, December 30, 2022 – The Winter Wonderland Kinara Lighting at 6p.m.
Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland is sponsored by Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, NJ Devils, Wonder, Rockland Electric Company, Maverick, American Dream, LG, Hackensack Meridian Health, TD Bank, and ConnectOne Bank. For additional sponsorship opportunities, please email PBotsolas@co.bergen.nj.us.
Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland in partnership with the New Jersey Devils is also proud to host two sessions Learn to Play Hockey this season! Learn to Play is designed to teach your child the fundamentals of ice hockey. On-ice sessions are run by USA Hockey certified coaches as well as New Jersey Devils Alumni and are structured to be both instructional and FUN! Registration includes a full set of CCM hockey equipment. For further details visit www.bergencountywinterwonderland.com/learn-to-play-hockey.
Let It GLOW! A Holiday Lantern Spectacular Hours of Operation
November 10 through January 15
Every Thursday to Sunday, 4pm-9pm (closed Christmas)
Child (3-17): $9
Children 2 and under: FREE
Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite and for more information, please visit http://www.friendsofbergencountyzoo.org/.