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Snow Forecast in Fresno as Winter Wonderland Event Comes to Storyland

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Over 10 tons of snow will be brought to Storyland in December to give kids the opportunity for sledding and snow play. (Shutterstock)
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A mountain of snow will be the featured attraction at a December event coming to Storyland in Fresno’s Roeding Park.

Over 10 tons of the wintery white stuff will give kids the opportunity for sledding and snow play at the inaugural Winter Wonderland at Storyland on Dec. 18 and 19. The event, sponsored by ValleyPBS with support from First 5 California, will also offer hot chocolate, photos with Santa, and a chance to meet PBS’s beloved monkey, Curious George.

“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.”

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and remain open through 5 p.m. both days.

Performances and Other Activities

In addition, 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.

Tickets, which are $10 in a special, early pricing through Nov. 30 and $12 through Dec. 17, may be purchased here. Tickets will sell at the Storyland entrance for $15 on Dec. 18 and 19. Children under the age of 1 are admitted free. Group pricing is available by contacting Bonnie Guest at bguest@valleypbs.org.

Winter Wonderland at Storyland’s supporters also include Woodside Homes, Electric Motor Shop & Supply, Inc., and Caglia Environmental.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email