Once Upon A Christmas offers a one-of-kind interactive and immersive experience for children exclusively during the holiday season, with new 2021 activities. Engage with a talking reindeer, make a toy, get a “naughty or nice” certificate, and meet Santa! Remember, he always knows if you’ve been good or bad!
Hundreds of families visit Balboa Island annually to marvel at the beauty of homes adorned with over-the-top Christmas scenes and the world-famous Christmas Boat Parade. Create your family’s tradition by strolling the island, watching the lights sparkle on the water, sipping hot cocoa, and finally meeting Santa in a winter wonderland cottage!
You’ll leave truly believing in the wonder of this magical season. Select from three encounters and get Santa’s undivided attention, just like an A-list celeb!
● Silver Ticket (Approx. 15 min.): A three-room experience that includes a meet and greet with a talking reindeer in Santa’s barn, a tour of the North Pole toy factory with a magical “Santa Mail” experience, and, of course, an intimate and personalized meet and photo session with Santa!
○ November Special: $49/adult & $39/child
○ December 1st-18th: $60/adult & $49/child
○ December 19-23rd: $75/adult & $60/child
● Gold Ticket (Approx. 15-20 min.): An enchanting experience that includes everything with a silver ticket and a special toy-making experience with the elves, and a cozy reading by the fire of “The Night Before Christmas” with Santa!
○ November: $59/adult & $49/child
○ December 1-18th: $75/Adult & $60/child
○ December 19-23rd: $95/adult & 75/child
● VIP (Approx. 30 min.): You and your family are Santa’s VIP guests for his special holiday party! Everything in the Golden Ticket and Hot Cocoa and cookie decorating, photography for the entire event, a special appearance in the workshop with Santa as you learn to make toys!
○ November:$400 family of 4 9+$100 per additional person)
○ December 1st-18th: $525 family of 4 (+$125 per additional person)
○ December 19th-23rd: $650 family of 4 (+$150 per additional person)
○ Christmas Eve: $800 family of 4 (+$175/additional person)
For more information, visit https://www.onceuponanisland.net/christmas.
About Once Upon A Christmas:
From the creators of Once Upon An Island comes an annual immersive Christmas experience with the one and only Santa and his helpers. Families have made it a tradition to visit the Balboa Island cottage to have a personalized visit they won’t soon forget!