SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Witness the extraordinary brilliance of the Holiday Lantern Festival during the 2nd Annual Global Winter Wonderland event, now inside Great America Theme Park, running Nov. 23, 2012, through Jan. 1, 2013. These breathtaking recreations have toured the globe, illuminating some of the world's greatest architectural achievements, including the Statue of Liberty, Egyptian Pyramid, and the UK London Bridge. The eco-friendly lanterns, some towering more than 50 feet high and nearly 100 feet wide, were powered with low voltage LEDs and fluorescent lights. See spectacular laser light shows; enjoy world famous entertainment. Go back in time through the Dinosaur Maze, experience world culture with illuminated, sight-seeing attractions at the Global Village; meet your favorite holiday characters including Rudolph and Santa Claus!
Attended by some 419,000 patrons during its U.S. debut in 2011, the family friendly event is even bigger and better in 2012. 2011 Highlights at:http://youtu.be/o37Iq73uWBw
DETAILS: California's Great America Theme Park, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. Dates - Nov. 23, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2013, Sundays – Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.:
Adults $18; Children (5-12) & Seniors (62+) $16; Children 4 & under FREE. Call (888) 598-9035 or go to www.globalwonderland.org, open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day!
ENTERTAINMENT: Karaoke, Fire Dancers & Eaters, Jugglers, Stilt Walker, Magicians, Illusionists, Martial Arts, Belly & Hula Dancers, Mimes, Face Painters, Balloon Twisters, holiday music, festive themes in Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Brazilian plus our amazing 70ft. Christmas tree!
RIDES: Carousel Columbia, world's tallest double-decker carousel; Celebration Swings, Flying Eagles,Delirium, Bumper Cars, Beserker plus more than 15 carnival rides including 120ft high Super Slides andCentury Ferris Wheel!
ABOUT GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND (GWW): The largest such festival ever presented outside of China, GWW is the Bay Area's new family event of the holiday season with carnival games, international cuisine, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and celebrations of holiday traditions from around the world, most of all, the spectacular giant illuminated lanterns all in a holiday village, with animals real and imagined, and scenes from the world over.