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Looking to plan your trip to Santa's Wonderland? Santa's Attendance Forecast is here to help! Use the calendar below to see attendance estimates based on past seasons.

These are estimates only and are subject to change with weather and other factors.

Santa's wonderland forecast
The attendance forecast for 2023, with weekends and the week around Christmas being the busiest.

Tips for Busier Nights:

  • Arrive close to Park Opening to maximize your time in the park.

  • Purchase VIP Parking and have Parking Permit pulled up BEFORE arriving to parking lot.

  • Purchase a Hayride Express Pass or Ultimate Express Pass in advance to reduce wait times!

  • Save Admission Tickets on your phone for easy access at the entrance!

  • Have phone charged and/or bring portable charger! Phone service can be inconsistent!

  • Check reservation availability with Santa! Reservations fill up extremely quickly every night!

  • Some activities may experience longer wait times on popular evenings, such as the Hayride Tour, Frostbite’s Snow Tubing, and Photos with Santa.

  • Expect and prepare for longer wait times throughout the park.



Reduce your wait times with the Ultimate Express Pass! The Ultimate Express Pass gets you faster access to Santa’s Hayride Tour, West Pole Express Train Ride, Frostbite's Snow Mountain, Mechanical Bull, and FREE admission to the petting zoo!

Ultimate Express Passes have a very limited quantity sold nightly. Redeem your Ultimate Express Pass at the Reservation Station and be off to your Texas Christmas Celebrations faster than ever before! Ultimate Express Passes must be redeemed at the Reservation Station located inside the park.

Ultimate Express Passes are only valid on the date selected. The Ultimate Express Pass includes a Hayride Express Pass that can be redeemed ANYTIME throughout the night on your selected date. Taxes and Fees are not included. General Admission is not included and must be purchased. Ultimate Express Passes must be redeemed at the Reservation Station located inside the park. Each Ultimate Express Pass is valid for one individual - Children 2 & under are Free!

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Horse & Carriage Add-On

Pricing Starting at: $139.95

The Horse and Carriage Tour is an Add-On Ticket to the General Admission. Carriage Tours are private and reserved by entire carriages for up to 6 individuals. Enjoy a magical VIP experience with your family in a fully private Horse and Carriage Tour, perfect for those who value privacy and want to avoid lines and crowds.

General Admission is not included with a Horse and Carriage Add-On. Must be purchased separately. Reservations are required and available every evening of the season RAIN or SHINE!


Hayride Express Pass

Online: $9.95 Gate: $14.95

Beat the line with the Hayride Express Pass! These Hayride Express Passes reserve your time to get faster access to Santa’s Hayride Tour! Bring your pass to the Express Line during your time slot, and get ready to take a ride through millions of dazzling holiday lights! Don’t wait! These tickets have limited quantity sold nightly!

Hayride Express Passes are only valid on the date and time selected.
Taxes and Fees are not included - Pass Holder must show up on time.
Each Hayride Express Pass is valid for one individual - Children 2 & under are Free!
General Admission is not included and must be purchased.


Illuminations Ice Skating Add-On

Online Starting at: $16.95
Gate: $24.95

Enjoy REAL outdoor ice skating at Illuminations Ice Arena. Grab a pair of skates and glide beneath the Texas Stars! This ticket add-on will put a bow on top of your Texas Christmas celebrations!

Taxes and Fees are not included - Pass Holder must show up at least 15-minutes prior to reservation. Each Ice Skating Ticket is valid for one individual. Socks are mandatory. 
Participants must be able to walk and stand on their own without assistance.
General Admission is not included and must be purchased.
To ensure the safety of our guests, participants may NOT be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, when entering the Ice Arena. Santa’s Wonderland reserves the right to refuse entry into the Ice Arena.

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Santa's Barnyard -Petting Corral & Pony Rides

Purchased On-Site

Welcome to Santa’s Wonderland’s Texas-Sized petting zoo! Camels, sheep, goats, and deer, these loving barnyard animals that are waiting to meet you! Admission to the petting zoo costs $5 and includes a cup of food. One adult may enter the zoo with each paying child. Pony rides cost $9. Y’all stop by to say hello and let the kids love on these sweet little cuddly friends of ours. Get your camera ready!

Park hours & park operating days are subject to change without notice. Ticket prices and ticket options are subject to change without notice. Admission to the park may be denied due to park capacity. In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, Santa's Wonderland may close any of the attractions without notice. Ticket/Pass holders grant Santa's Wonderland the right to film, video or photograph ticket/pass holders for any purpose whatsoever without any payment or compensation of any kind.

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