Meet Lego Santa, enjoy fireworks, ring in the New Year!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Legoland Park's Christmas attractions! As you can plainly see, Legoland makes BIG use of their famous Lego bricks during the holidays, turning them into Santa Claus, a GIANT Lego Christmas tree, reindeer, elves, and other fun Lego creations. On the rest of this page, you'll read about Legoland's Christmas activities for families, which you'll enjoy if you visit the park this coming December.
What dates can you enjoy Legoland's 2013 Christmas fun?
Legoland's holiday events begin on Friday, November 29th, 2013, the day after Thanksgiving. (Yes, Legoland IS open on Thanksgiving Day...but the Christmas activities won't be started then.) Holiday activities continue through 12/31/13. During this time period, every day that Legoland is open, you'll be able to enjoy the Christmas activities.
It's important to note, however, that during the Christmas celebrations at Legoland, the theme park will be closed on several Tuesdays & Wednesdays. These dates are December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18. On any other days throughout the season, you can make a beeline for Legoland to enjoy the seasonal fun. And yes, Legoland is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, too!
The LAST day to enjoy Legoland's holiday fun is December 31st. If your family has vacation time during the first week of January, then by all means, DO visit Legoland---it WILL be open! The holiday attractions won't be running. But there will still be decorations in place, and the park's usual fun rides & attractions will be available for you to enjoy.
Legoland hours during the holidays:
10 am to 5 pm dates: Legoland opens at 10 am. On MOST evenings, the park closes at 5 pm. These dates will be December 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24 (Christmas Eve,) 25 (Christmas Day.)
10 am to 7 pm dates: Extended hours of 10 am to 7 pm will be on the following dates: November 29 & 30, plus December 7, 14, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 30 & 31 (New Year's Eve.)
Closed dates: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18
Legoland Christmas attractions:
---SNOW! Legoland will have a snow-play field for the holidays this year! The park will be bringing in real snow from the mountains of Southern California. You can enjoy family fun in this strange white stuff (that's quite unfamiliar to most local residents!) Snowball targets will be available to test your aim. And, when you build snowmen, there will even be Lego-themed props you can use to decorate him! Snow dates will be every day in December (that the park is open.)
---Lego Holiday Village building activity! Lego-lovers will have yet one more way to express their creativity, holiday style.
---The Big Test Holidays live show! Other live holiday entertainment this year will include the Brickettes, Jingle Jammers, evening carolers and holiday-themed stilt walkers.
---Tree lighting ceremony! Watch the lighting of Legoland's giant Lego Christmas tree at dusk every evening!
---Fireworks displays: You'll be able to enjoy a fireworks show in celebration of the holiday season on selected nights! Fireworks will be available nightly this year from December 26th thru 31st.
---Kid's New Year's Eve Party, Dec 31st: 6 pm is the time...and Legoland's Miniland themed area is the place! Gather to hear live music and watch a giant Lego brick drop at "midnight!" Your children will never know it's not actually 2014 yet...unless you tell them!
Still MORE Christmas Activities and Attractions
What special events are held at Legoland in celebration of the Christmas holidays?
Legoland Park in Carlsbad, California celebrates the holidays---and you can join in the fun! No matter when you attend the park in December, you WILL find special Christmas attractions to enjoy!
1.) Giant Lego Christmas tree, plus Lego Santa & his reindeer: Every day in December, you may enjoy viewing the marvelous sky-high Lego Christmas tree. Not only is the tree itself made out of Duplo bricks (a large style of Legos made for young children), but so are its Christmas ornaments! Plus, surrounding the base of the Christmas tree are whimsical holiday scenes featuring Santa's elves...ALSO made entirely of Lego building blocks, as well!
You can also see a Lego Santa, too! You can sit beside him in his sleigh (pulled by Lego reindeer, of course!) What a fun and fanciful photo op!
2.) Live entertainment: Make your holly-days more jolly with Legoland's festive entertainment selections...in selected locations around the park.
3.) Holiday Lego merchandise: Where's the very best place to find gifts for Lego-lovers? At Legoland, of course! Don't leave without checking out the park's stores for gift items that are sure to please the creative little minds in your family.
4.) Play "Where's Santa" in the Miniland section of the park: There's one more Christmas-themed activity of which you should be aware. In the Miniland section of the park, tiny miniature Lego Santas, Lego choirs, Lego snowmen and other holiday figures are secretly planted amongst the scenes of Lego California, Lego New York, Lego New Orleans and other city scenes.
One of the most whimsical last year was Lego Santa and his reindeer atop the White House in Lego Washington DC. Poor Santa Claus! He was only trying to deliver Christmas presents to the First Family...and was apprehended by the Men In Black in the process. Both he and his reindeer had to stand at attention with their hands held high in the air. Will they make it 'round the world to finish delivering presents to all good little boys and girls? You'll have to ask the Lego builders---only THEY know whether or not Santa actually escapes!
Legoland's New Year's Eve party...
...an exciting holiday bash for families!
What's the Legoland New Year's Eve party? It's a fun New Year's Eve event for families with young children, that's what! Who's invited? Everyone who's a Legoland-lover---and you DON'T have to leave your babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at home, either.
You'll like it, as well---because you don't have to wake up bleary-eyed on New Year's morning because you stayed out too late the night before! You can ring in the New Year at 6 pm, a perfect time for families with young children.
Normal park activities run as usual most of the day on December 31st. But, by 3 pm, you'll want to head to the park's outdoor stage (near the Washington DC exhibit in the Miniland section of the theme park.) There will be live music and entertainment for several hours. Then, comes the moment the crowd is anticipating most---the New Year is officially announced by the dropping of a giant Lego Brick! Fireworks blast off, and noisemakers sound. What a fun way for kids and their parents to greet the New Year together!