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WinterFest At California's Great America Opens November 24

SANTA CLARA - The Bay Area's newest and most immersive holiday tradition, WinterFest, opens at California's Great America on Friday, November 24 and will entertain guests on select dates through December 30. During WinterFest, Great America will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland where guests can experience unique new features, as well as fan favorites such as skating in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia, admiring magnificent displays of lights and décor, viewing spectacular live holiday shows, experiencing 25 rides and attractions, seeing Santa's workshop and Mrs. Claus' kitchen, and enjoying scrumptious holiday fare at numerous dining locations.

This unmatched event will feature more than 7 million LED lights, creating such a vibrant experience that it will be visible from the International Space Station, more than 270 miles away. The winter scene will be dominated by one of the Bay Area's tallest Christmas trees adorned with thousands of twinkling lights accompanied by giant toy soldiers greeting guests. The six-week WinterFest celebration will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with daily operations December 19-23 and 26-30 from 5pm-10pm (November 26 and December 17 from 6:30pm-10:30pm).


Santa and His Reindeer Fly Over the Fairgrounds as Winter Fest OC Returns!

ORANGE COUNTY - Celebration Festivals is "bringing winter to the OC" with the return of Southern California's largest winter tradition - Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center. This year, the forecast calls for 18 days of snow in a winter wonderland of fun as Winter Fest will run from December 21 through January 7, giving families additional time in the new year to enjoy more than 20 wintry activities that are back by popular demand. See Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds for four nights only before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Day.

Winter Fest's giant wonderland of family fun and date night charm is a great value with tickets available starting at only $10. Season passes are also available for all 18 days of Winter Fest to capture plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures. Every admission ticket includes:

Bus Line Offers Additional Premium Travel Opportunities for West Coast

FRESNO - BoltBus, a bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced it will be expanding service in the heart of California, adding Fresno, to serve West Coast customers. Service begins Oct. 19 and tickets are on sale. "We are excited to expand BoltBus in California with our new Fresno location," said David Hall, general manager, BoltBus. "We know that California offers exciting travel opportunities with amazing scenery and so much to discover, so we wanted to offer more travelers our premium on-board experience as they continue to explore and commute throughout the West Coast."

Located at 5275 W. Shaw Ave., the new Fresno location will offer 28 departures per week to destinations such as San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco. Additional routes include roundtrips to Los Angeles and Hollywood, with full service beginning on Oct. 19.

Give the Gift of the Awe-Inspiring Outdoors with New California State Parks Pass

SAN FRANCISCO - Sweaters shrink, ties go out of style, electronic gadgets become obsolete, but redwood forests and memories of family visits to parks last forever. This holiday season, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have teamed up once again to make it possible for holiday shoppers to give the gift of the great outdoors.  

For just $125, your friends and family will enjoy a full year of unlimited visits to more than 110 state parks! The popular "Golden Poppy" Annual Pass includes many of the premiere destination parks from the awe-inspiring redwoods to popular state reserves to the stunning Monterey coast.

Universal Studios Hollywood Adds NBC's "Will & Grace" Set Visits to its Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes VIP Experience

UNIVERSAL CITY - As the fab four make their primetime return to NBC in the highly-anticipated return of "Will & Grace," Universal Studios Hollywood guests visiting the theme park as part of its exclusive VIP Experience will have the unique opportunity to step onto Soundstage 22 on the Universal backlot to see first-hand where the sitcom revival is making history for a second time.

Universal Studios Hollywood—renowned for putting the illustrious world of movie-making magic within arm's reach of guests visiting from across the globe—elevates the behind-the-scenes access with its coveted VIP Experience by exposing guests to areas of the production lot typically reserved for working professionals.


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