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. During Fairy Winterland, December 14-23, puppet shows are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. 

December 1

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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

December 2

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script 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.

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

December 8 & 9

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script 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.

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. Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.

Fairy Winterland December 14-23

For ten exciting days, Fairyland will be transformed for our Fairy Winterland celebration! Featuring live performances, 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!
Park hours: Noon until 7pm.

December 14

2 p.m., 4 p.m., & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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: A Time To Be Jolly. A marionette show presented by 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 15

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. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly 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: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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!

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 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 16

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

2 p.m., 4 p.m., & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

2:30 p.m. Storyteller Muriel Johnson shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages; her interactive style keeps everyone captivated.

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 17

2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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 18

2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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 performance.

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: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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 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.

December 20

2 p.m., 4 p.m., & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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: One Wacky Winter. Join us for a bit of holiday fun as The Puppet Company spoofs our classic holiday tale "How The Grinch Stole Christmas".

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: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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 22

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

2 p.m., 4 p.m., & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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.

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. Award-winning storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled holiday stories for children of all ages.

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

December 23

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

2 p.m., 4 p.m., & 6 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script and puppets by Lewis Mahlmann.

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

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: A Time To Be Jolly. A marionette show presented by 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 26-30 Grandparents Week

Grandparents are admitted for free when accompanied by their grandchildren.

December 29 & 30

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Nutcracker Prince. We end the year with the wonderful holiday tale about Clara and her magic Nutcracker Prince. Through the music of Tchaikovsky, flowers and snowflakes dance, candies come to life, and Clara tries to outwit the evil Mouse King and return her nutcracker into a handsome prince. A different telling of the classic ballet influenced by the fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Puppet designs and heads by Pamela McIntire. Scenery, script 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. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance.

January 5

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Rumplestiltskin. What’s in a name? A lot! Particularly if you’ve kept your name a secret for centuries. This is a delightful Grimm Brothers tale about an imp who can change straw into gold, and a young girl who encounters him. This is a story about telling the truth, helping each other, and the importance of a secret. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Nick Le’feuvre. Scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.

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. Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.

January 6

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Rumplestiltskin. What’s in a name? A lot! Particularly if you’ve kept your name a secret for centuries. This is a delightful Grimm Brothers tale about an imp who can change straw into gold, and a young girl who encounters him. This is a story about telling the truth, helping each other, and the importance of a secret. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Nick Le’feuvre. Scenery 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 12 & 13

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Rumplestiltskin. What’s in a name? A lot! Particularly if you’ve kept your name a secret for centuries. This is a delightful Grimm Brothers tale about an imp who can change straw into gold, and a young girl who encounters him. This is a story about telling the truth, helping each other, and the importance of a secret. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Nick Le’feuvre. Scenery 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. 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.

January 19 & 20

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Rumplestiltskin. What’s in a name? A lot! Particularly if you’ve kept your name a secret for centuries. This is a delightful Grimm Brothers tale about an imp who can change straw into gold, and a young girl who encounters him. This is a story about telling the truth, helping each other, and the importance of a secret. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Nick Le’feuvre. Scenery 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 and a multitude of surprises.

January 26 & 27

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: Rumplestiltskin. What’s in a name? A lot! Particularly if you’ve kept your name a secret for centuries. This is a delightful Grimm Brothers tale about an imp who can change straw into gold, and a young girl who encounters him. This is a story about telling the truth, helping each other, and the importance of a secret. Adapted by David C. Jones. Puppets by Nick Le’feuvre. Scenery 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. Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.