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.

November 4

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day: Come by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills.

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 entertains with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

November 5

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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 entertains with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

November 11 & 12

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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.

November 18 & 19

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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. Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

November 25 & 26

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

December 2

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day. Come by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills.

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 Muriel Johnson shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages; her interactive style keeps everyone captivated.

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.

 

December 3

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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. Storyteller Muriel Johnson shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages; her interactive style keeps everyone captivated.

 

December 9 & 10

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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. Jim Murdoch is Jimbo the Musical Clown. Join Jimbo as he delights audiences of all ages with his unique blend of traditional accordion music from around the world, circus clowning, dance, pantomime, juggling, hat tricks and audience participation.

Fairy Winterland Celebration!

December 15 - 23, Fairyland will be transformed into Fairy Winterland! Featuring live performances, holiday displays from many cultures, appearances by Santa Claus, special decorations and thousands of twinkling lights, rides, puppet shows, arts and crafts, free holiday treats, cider and hot cocoa, and more surprises! $10 admission per person. Fairyland Members receive free admission to the opening day of Fairy Winterland, $5 admission for the rest of the event.

Park hours: Noon until 7 p.m., weather permitting.

December 15

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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. Marionette Puppet Show: A Time To Be Jolly (The Puppet Company) You’ll meet Jack Frost, Mrs. Claus, and also take a peek at Santa’s elves at play!  You’ll witness waltzing X-mas trees, ice skate with penguins, prance through the sky with Rudolph, and even stop to admire a Chanukah celebration.

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

December 16

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. 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: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

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

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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.

6:30 p.m. Fairyland Tree Lighting ceremony.

December 17

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children's Theater Holiday ProgramWhether 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.

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

2:30 p.m. Silly Clown Show Join Bri on a silly circus adventure!  This clown show will have the little ones captivated with a fusion of circus, vaudeville, and silliness. Featuring juggling, magic, illusion, and physical comedy.  Objects come to life, logic is turned upside-down, and curiosity prevails

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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.

December 18

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker- The Puppet Company 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.

December 19

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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 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.

December 20

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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.

December 21

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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 crazy antics!

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

December 22

2 p.m. & 4 p.m & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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.

December 23

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: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

2 p.m. - 4 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.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists 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. Puppet show: The Nutcracker - The Puppet Company 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

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From December 26 - December 30, grandparents get in for free when accompanied by a grandchild.

December 30

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Snow Queen. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a story by Hans Christian Anderson?  Join us for a tale that features the Snow Queen, a goblin, the North Wind – and a flying reindeer – in a quest to save a boy who is slowly turning into ice! Adapted by Lewis Mahlmann.  Marionettes by Lewis Mahlmann and John Gilkerson.

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. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.