FRESNO — Valley PBS, with support from First 5 California, is happy to present the first Winter Wonderland at Storyland on Dec. 18 and 19, 2021. Winter Wonderland will provide an opportunity for families to experience an interactive, educational, and magical day. Children will get to meet PBS’s beloved monkey, Curious George, and have a free photo opportunity with Santa.
A snow yard for sledding and playing will be on the ground for families to experience. This will be a family-friendly event, complete with hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, and vendors for everyone to enjoy.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. and the event runs through 5 p.m. on both days.
“We are thrilled to bring this amazing family event to our Valley. Storyland is the perfect venue and First 5 California is an exceptional partner,” said Allison Hopkins, Valley PBS Development Director. “Valley PBS is all about education and exploring the world around you. We know that not all families can take a trip to the snow, so we decided to bring the snow to them.”
The snow play area will have over 10 tons of snow for a play and sledding. In addition to the ten-ton snow play area, families will be able to take photos with Santa and meet and greet with the crowd favorite, Curious George. Based on the popular children’s book, Curious George has been a top show since its premiere, both on-air and streaming.
There will be special performances and activities throughout the weekend. A craft area will be constructed for families to create special keepsakes to remember their visit. There will also be informational and vendor booths providing valuable community resources and last-minute holiday gifts.
“Storyland is the perfect setting for this enchanted family event. Families can follow the path through the park to find Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Pigs, Mother Goose, Alice in Wonderland, witches, pirates, a castle, and much more.
Winter Wonderland at Storyland creates an environment rich in learning and the opportunity for many first for our Central Valley families” said Wendy Batti, CFO of Jeffrey/Scott Agency and Interim Operations Manager of Storyland.
Tickets will be available starting on Nov. 8, 2021, through the Valley PBS website with special, early pricing of $10 per person through the month of November. Children under the age of 1 are free. Group pricing is available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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ABOUT VALLEY PBS: Valley PBS has served the Central Valley’s diverse community since 1977, providing programming and services, both locally and nationally produced, that educate, enrich and inspire the minds and imaginations of its viewers and members. Valley PBS is the Valley’s classroom for your children, a stage for the arts, agricultural content leader and lens for exploration. Valley PBS is available on channels that include KVPT-HD on channel 18.1, 24-hour children’s programming on channel 18.2, CREATE on channel 18.3, and WORLD on channel 18.4.
ABOUT FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA: First 5 California was established in 1998 when voters passed Proposition 10, which taxes tobacco products to fund services for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. First 5 California programs and resources are designed to educate and support teachers, parents, and caregivers in the critical role they play during a child’s first five years – to help California kids receive the best possible start in life and thrive. For more information, please visit www.ccfc.ca.gov.