2014 Magic Snowfall & Santa at Victoria Gardens (Rancho Cucamonga)

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Victoria Gardens will welcome Santa and a new Santa attraction to guests, while ushering in the holiday season with its annual Santa’s Arrival event on Friday, November 14 at 7:00pm in Chaffey Town Square, according to Melina Ferraez, Director of Marketing for Victoria Gardens.

“This year’s Santa’s Arrival event will be even more spectacular than ever with the unveiling of Victoria Gardens’ new Santa attraction, Adventure to Santa,” explained Ferraez. “To welcome Santa and this new attraction, our Santa’s Arrival event will include the official lighting of our 45-foot live holiday tree, a special fireworks show, a performance from the Dickens Carolers singing group and the first of our annual ‘magical snowfall’ in Town Square.”

Ferraez explains that in order to accommodate as many families as possible for this year’s special Santa’s Arrival, this event will be standing room only, with no chairs or blankets permitted for seating in Chaffey Town Square.

This year’s Santa’s Arrival will begin with Santa making his debut to all Victoria Gardens’ guests in front of his new cottage. Santa will then count down with guests for the annual lighting of Victoria Gardens’ 45-foot holiday tree. As soon as the tree is lit, the spectacular fireworks show will take place, and the first magical snowfall in Town Square will commence. Throughout the event, the Dickens Carolers will sing holiday favorites for guests’ enjoyment.

Adventure to Santa, a Revolutionary New Santa Experience

ChristmasFerraez notes that Victoria Gardens is introducing a brand new Santa Cottage and experience for 2014, created by DreamWorks. Adventure to Santa, a DreamWorks DreamPlace, will be a captivating and interactive holiday Cottage experience for the entire family. Victoria Gardens will be one of just eight locations around the country to unveil this new way for families to experience their visit with Santa during the 2014 holiday season

Ferraez explained, “Instead of the traditional line, we have set up a special app that families can download to make an appointment to see Santa and enjoy this special DreamWorks experience.”

According to Ferraez, Adventure to Santa is a full narrative of an unforgettable visit to the North Pole, infusing DreamWorks studio’s trademark storytelling and humor into one of the greatest legends of all time, including an immersive, eye-popping journey with Shrek himself.

For more information regarding the app and making a reservation for Adventure to Santa, parents should visit www.VictoriaGardensIE.com/Santa. Available appointments will begin on November 14.

Ongoing Holiday Activities at Victoria Gardens

In addition to visiting Santa, Victoria Gardens will also continue its yearly tradition of “Magical Snowfall” in Chaffey Town Square. The faux snow will fall over town square and Victoria Gardens’ guests each Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00pm and 8:00pm, as well as Sundays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

The Dickens Carolers will also return to Victoria Gardens this year to treat guests to traditional holiday carols. The Dickens Carolers will perform each weekend in Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square through December 23, 2014. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00pm until 7:00pm (with the exception of Black Friday, November 28), and Sundays from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.