Winter Wonderland

Photo of family dressed in holiday attire.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Central Recreation Center, Central Park (50 E. 5th Avenue, San Mateo)

Enjoy this indoor winter-themed event for the whole family! Winter Wonderland features holiday music, crafts, photo opportunities, cookie decorating and hot chocolate!


Crafts are free and will be on a first come, first serve basis (while supplies last). 

Photo Opportunities

Take photos with our winter-themed decorations throughout and outside of the center!


The Ta'Contreras food truck (mexican food) will be selling food for the duration of the event. After the event is over, go check out Downtown San Mateo for dinner #2, dessert, or a drink!

Photo of children doing arts and crafts at the table.
Photo of Youth Activities Council members helping with cookie decorating station.

Cookie Decorating

Thank you to Made Out of Dough who will be running the cookie decorating station!

Hot Chocolate

While supplies last, a free cup of hot chocolate will be given to individuals who attend this event. Limit one per person, please

Jumper & Obstacle Course

The jumper is recommended for those ages 1-5 years, and the obstacle course 5-15 years. The line may close as early as 6:15pm to ensure the last participants be completed by 7:00pm.


Yes, we will have real snow at this event! We highly recommend wearing waterproof shoes (rainboots, snow boots, etc.) as it can get very wet and cold.

Photo of children jumping in an inflatable jumper.
Photo of mother and daughter with Puffball the Polar Bear at Winter Wonderland.


Please note the parking lot under the Central Park tennis court is currently closed for structural updates. Please visit the Downtown On-Street Parking webpage to see where you can park day-of the event! 

Contact Us

For more information, please email or call (650) 522-7400.