320.11 Holiday “Snow”

by Kelsey Uruburu on November 16, 2011

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Snow is coming to San Diego on Saturday!  While it may not be falling from our warm sky, young and old will have the chance to make snow angels, build snowmen and go sledding, right here in town.  Thanks to the wonder of snow machines and San Diego theme parks, holiday celebrations will be a little whiter this year.

Taking advantage of the upcoming holidays, SeaWorld and Legoland are dressing up the parks and cranking up the snow machines for a winter celebration.  SeaWorld use to create snow during the holidays, but discontinued the tradition 25 years ago.  Well, this year, they are bringing it back in full force.  New for 2011, snow days is bringing in more than 6,500 square feet of fresh snow each day for sledding and playing.

Not to be outdone, Legoland is inaugurating its Holiday Snow Days, where snow will fall daily in the park’s new Holiday Fun Town area. That’s also the site of the world’s largest Lego Christmas tree, fashioned from more than 245,000 forest green Lego bricks.

Both SeaWorld and Legoland will celebrate the holidays with nightly ceremonial lightings of their respective trees. Legoland has announced that local skateboarding celebrity Tony Hawk will light the Lego tree November 28, and SeaWorld’s 320-foot skytower will do double duty as a Christmas tree, with nightly lightings beginning November 25, synchronized to holiday music broadcast throughout the park.

Both parks will begin celebrating the holidays, this Saturday, November 19, with the first snowfall of the season.  For more information about the snow, hours, and admission, visit seaworldparks.com and legoland.com.

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