Here’s our schedule of events for the next few months.
If you prefer to plan ahead, check out our seasonal park hours and annual events.

Puppets are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. every day the park is open.

December 3 & 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

December 10 & 11

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.

Fairy Winterland Celebration

December 16, 2016 – December 23, 2016

Fairyland will be transformed for our Fairy Winter Wonderland event! Featuring live performances celebrating holidays from many cultures, appearances by Santa Claus, special decorations and thousands of twinkling lights, rides, puppet shows, arts and crafts, free cider and hot cocoa, and more surprises!

Park hours: Noon - 7pm.

Friday, December 16: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. The Puppet Company presents, The Nutcracker.  Based on the tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music of Tchaikovsky, our show features dancing candies, the Snow Queen, prancing clowns, mechanical toys, and Chinese dragons. Don't miss the big battle between the Mouse King’s armies and the toy soldiers!

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Saturday, December 17: Noon - 7 p.m.

12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. The DC Dancers, ranging in age between 3 and 21, will dance to holiday favorites, ballet and jazz tunes.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

2:30 p.m. Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Characters roaming in the park

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees! Come enjoy this Bay Area favorite as they tap their way through a special holiday performance.

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

6:30 p.m. Fairyland Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 18: Noon - 7 p.m.

12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

2:30 p.m. Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic holiday tales with an original flair.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Characters roaming in the park

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Monday, December 19: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Tuesday, December 20: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees! Come enjoy this Bay Area favorite as they tap their way through a special holiday performance.

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Wednesday, December 21: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her holiday antics!

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Thursday, December 22: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic holiday performance.

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Friday, December 23: Noon - 7 p.m.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. It's Dreidel Time! Learn the rules to this ancient Chanukah math game and get spinning.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Beauty and the Beast. To end the year, we bring back one of Lewis Mahlmann’s most requested puppet productions, based on the original Charles Perrault classic French fairy tale. This is the story of a prince turned into a wild beast, who learns love and humility through the gentle teachings of a kind girl. Adaptation, puppets and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann. Puppets designed by Golden Book illustrator Sheillah Beckett.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available to keep your holiday spirit warm and happy.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Get the chance to meet Santa, deliver a holiday wish list, and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!

5:30 p.m. The Puppet Company presents, The Nutcracker. Based on the tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music of Tchaikovsky, our show features dancing candies, the Snow Queen, prancing clowns, mechanical toys, and Chinese dragons. Don't miss the big battle between the Mouse King’s armies and the toy soldiers!

6:15 p.m. Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Grandparents' Week

December 26, 2016 – December 30, 2016

Grandparents get in free when they come to Fairyland with their grandchildren.

January 7 & 8

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: A Surprise Birthday Party. Based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, puppets tell the story of Eeyore’s birthday surprise.  Join Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and of course Christopher Robin as they try to cheer up their gloomy friend. The show features songs written by Milne himself.  Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Scenic design and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.

January 14 & 15

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: A Surprise Birthday Party. Based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, puppets tell the story of Eeyore’s birthday surprise.  Join Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and of course Christopher Robin as they try to cheer up their gloomy friend. The show features songs written by Milne himself.  Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Scenic design and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

January 21 & 22

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: A Surprise Birthday Party. Based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, puppets tell the story of Eeyore’s birthday surprise.  Join Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and of course Christopher Robin as they try to cheer up their gloomy friend. The show features songs written by Milne himself.  Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Scenic design and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.

January 28 & 29 - Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us in celebration of the Lunar New Year as we welcome the Year of the Rooster with family lore and folktales from China.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: A Surprise Birthday Party. Based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, puppets tell the story of Eeyore’s birthday surprise.  Join Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and of course Christopher Robin as they try to cheer up their gloomy friend. The show features songs written by Milne himself.  Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Scenic design and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or woolly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Storyteller Clara Yen - As a child, she listened to the stories of her parents as they spoke about their childhoods in China. Clara re-creates those memories for herself, for her parents, and for her listeners by delicately weaving family lore with folk tales, and English with Mandarin.