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The 4th annual Winter Wonderland Returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

With the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Concert Season coming to a close, its the time of year for the beginning of North Florida’s favorite winter themed festival. Now entering its fourth year, the wildly popular Winter Wonderland festival returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre starting November 19th and running through January 2nd. Over the past three years more than 100,000 people have enjoyed the Holiday Season with the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and made it a part for their family tradition!Critics have praised the festival as being “A Huge Success” and that “Taking a Chance on Ice Pays Off”. Last year’s “Winter Wonderland is a Hit!”. Winter Wonderland has even been featured in the Emmy Award Winning News segment “Florida on a Tank full”, in National magazines like “Coastal Living” & even covered by Associated Press Travel Writers.

This year, will see the return of favorites such as the Ice Rink, Ice Slide, Carriage Rides, Elf Village, Candy Cane Forest, Elf Express Train Ride, S’mores Pit, Reindeer Games, Blizzard Bounce House and Photos with Santa, but the Winter Wonderland experience will get a facelift as the décor is re-imagined, and will feature a few 100 % new activities & offers more convenient ticketing options.

  • The Ice Skating Rink will feature “Chandelier” style lighting & oversized Christmas Decorations
  • New Reindeer Games will be added
  • The Fire Pit has been updated to accommodate various sized groups

100% NEW improvements include:

“The Igloo” a Winter Themed Ski Lounge.  This room will offer seasonal winter beverages, Multiple TV Screens airing Satellite & a closed circuit viewing of the ice rink, an Electric Fireplace and more!

A Winter Themed inflatable Obstacle Course near the Blizzard Bounce House

An expanded observation Deck on the parameter of the ice rink

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas? This year, some of the decorations will be more energy efficient by using LED lights opposed to the traditional bulbs. These LED lights use less energy, emit little to no heat, and are more durable so that will last for years to come. The Candy Cane Forest is 50 % more efficient and the Giant Christmas Tree will feature 100% LED lights.

Feed the Hungry at Winter Wonderland this holiday season! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Flagler College & The Second Harvest Program will be collecting Canned Goods throughout the six week event. These cans will go to feed the homeless and needy families of St. Johns County. Collection bins will be onsite near the administration offices.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. For more information, please visit our website at or call 904-209-0367.

Winter Wonderland Hours & Days

Hours of Operation:

  • November 19th – December 17th:
  • Monday – Friday: 4:00pm-10:00pm*
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • December 18th – January 2nd:
  • Open Daily 12:00pm-10:00pm*
  • *extended hours until 11:00pm on Friday & Saturday nights

Holiday Hours

  • November 25th – Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
  • December 25th – Christmas Day – Open from 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve – Open until 5:00pm

Winter Wonderland 2010

Things to Do and See…

Outdoor Ice Rink: St. Augustine’s only outdoor ice rink returns this season show off your skills or try it out for the first time. Only $12.00 including rental ice skates.

Arctic Blast ICE SLIDE: Enjoy the thrill of the ice as you race your friends down duel slides. Ice Slide tickets are $3.00 per slide, or 4 slides for $10.00. All riders must be at least 42” to slide.

Blizzard Bounce House & Obstacle Course:  Kids 12 and under will have fun bouncing around the Holiday themed bounce house or racing through the obstacle course . Tickets are only $2.00 per session.

Elf Express Holiday Train – Kids of all ages will enjoy a train ride that loops past the elf village and Ice Slide. Train tickets are only $3.00 each, don’t forget to pick up your conductor hat and whistle at the merchandise stand!

The Igloo Lounge – Sit back and relax in the lounge while the kids skate the night away, complete with rink side access to view the ice, take photographs, or sit back and watch the fun!

Nightly Snow Fall: Every night experience snow in Florida as the Amphitheatre turns in to a Winter Wonderland. Snow falls over the ice rink and elf village every night at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Sleigh Rides: Take a horse drawn sleigh ride through an enchanted winter forest. Rides run nightly from 5:00pm -10:00pm, $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Santa Visits: Santa Claus will be available for visits every day from 5:30pm-8:30pm, Nov. 19th – Dec. 24th. Kids of all ages are welcome to come out and get a photo with Santa. A photographer is available Thursday –Sunday. Don’t forget to bring a letter to Santa to drop off in our direct to the North Pole oversized mailbox.

Elf Village: Enjoy a unique and magical interactive experience as you explore a village of elf houses. The village is free of charge and open whenever Winter Wonderland is!

Reindeer Games: Step right up, test your skills and win a prize at one of our Winter Carnival games. Each game costs just $2 to play, or get 6 plays for $10.00 and are suited for all ages & skill levels!

S’mores Fire Pit: Turn a chilly night into a fun experience for the whole family. The fire starts every night at 6:00pm, s’mores kits available from concession stands, please no outside food or drinks, including s’mores supplies.

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