Winter Wonderland


Last Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:51pm

Due to inclement weather, both the Winter Wonderland event on Friday, Dec. 6th and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7th is cancelled. The Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 5-8pm has been moved inside of the Central Recreation Center. Due to bringing elements indoors, some activities have been cut. Please read below for the updated activities list.

Dates & Times

Join us for the 4th Annual Winter Wonderland event in Central Park!

  • Saturday, December 7th from 5-8pm

This 2-day event has been reduced: On Friday, Dec. 6th, this event day has been cancelled. On Saturday, Dec. 7th, this event will still run as planned, but will be held indoors in the Central Recreation Center. Please read below for changes to the elements and activities.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 2019 Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7th from 4-5pm is cancelled due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

San Mateo On Ice

The ice skating rink will be open starting on Saturday, November 9, 2019 and closing on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Please visit the San Mateo On Ice website for more information!


What will be at Winter Wonderland?

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Holiday Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Photo Opportunities
  • LED Games
  • Cookie Decorating

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these FAQ's! Please email to ask questions that don't appear below!

  1. Arts & Crafts
  2. Food Trucks
  3. Games & Activities

Do I need to pay for Arts & Crafts?

No cost for arts & crafts - they are free! 

Do I need to reserve a time slot like previous years?

No, you do not need to reserve a time slot. You can simply walk into the Central Recreation Center and do an arts & craft activity!