Global Winter Wonderland, a spectacular lantern festival and multicultural theme park, will make its Las Vegas debut this holiday season, Dec. 14, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019 in the north lot of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. At Global Winter Wonderland, guests will be able to travel around the world in one night while viewing the larger-than-life lantern designs of landmarks from all seven continents.
Spanning more than 15 acres, Global Winter Wonderland features giant illuminated lanterns depicting scenes that include a Christmas holiday village and landscapes from around the world. Highlights include recreations of some of the world’s greatest architectural achievements, including the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, Chichen Itza, and much more. The eco-friendly lanterns, some of which tower more than 50 feet high and span nearly 100 feet long, are illuminated with low voltage LEDs and fluorescent lights. The new family event of the holiday season also features numerous carnival rides and games, international cuisine, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, live entertainment, and celebrations of holiday traditions and various cultures from around the world.
Additionally, Global Winter Wonderland will bring the worldwide trend of ball play pits to life with two ball pits boasting nearly 2 million spheres of fun! A tented area geared to guests 21+ will feature a LED lit ball pit, placed alongside a DJ and cocktail bar – a combination play zone and nightclub, all rolled into one. A second interactive ball play pit will be featured as part of the Kids Zone, which will include carnival rides and children’s activities and games.
“We are thrilled to bring Global Winter Wonderland to the residents and visitors of Las Vegas,” said Lulu Huang, Founder and President, International Cultural Exchange Group. “What better place than Las Vegas to travel around the world in one night while experiencing the sights, tastes and sounds of various cultures, all under the glittering lights!”
Global Winter Wonderland in Las Vegas is produced by the International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG). Now in its seventh season, the event made its U.S. debut in 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif., with millions of guests in attendance since 2011.
Tickets for Global Winter Wonderland go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 21 and are available for purchase online at globalwonderland.com. General admission tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, plus tax and fees.
Ticket prices for Nevada residents with valid I.D. are $19 for adults and $17 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, plus tax and fees.
Parking is free and available onsite. Hours of operation are 5 – 11 p.m. Dec. 14 – 23, Dec. 26 – 30 and Jan. 2 – 20; and 4:30 – 11 p.m. Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.
For more information on Global Winter Wonderland, please visit globalwonderland.com or follow on Instagram and Facebook at @globalwonderlandlv.