Chinese Lantern Festival at Global Winter Wonderland to be Biggest Ever in U.S.

Sep 07, 2011, 20:53 ET from Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Cultural Exchange Group (ICEG) will showcase beautiful and amazing Chinese lanterns on a scale never presented before in the United States when it hosts "Global Winter Wonderland 2011" in Santa Clara, California this November 25, 2011January 2, 2012.

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This new holiday cultural event will be held in the parking lot of California's Great America theme park and include hand painted lighted replicas made of silk & wire of 40 beautiful iconic structures representing locations from around the world. The celebration also features a Global Marketplace, live entertainment, and holiday cuisine for purchase. Admission is $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for children (5-12) and Seniors (62+).

Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau President & CEO Steve Van Dorn says, "The event will make the city of Santa Clara a new holiday destination when visiting Northern California." For more information, visit or

CONTACT:  David Andre

SOURCE Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau