Is it global warming? Is the ice cap melting? Nope. It’s a freaky fall snowstorm that will happen only at the 2006 L.A. County Fair, which runs from Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Get on over to Building 8 in the Shopping Place for Winter Wonderland, presented by the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, a one-of-a-kind attraction that features the only place in Southern California where you can go ice skating and sledding when it’s 100 degrees outside! Just be sure to stick around for the Winter Wonderland Experience Show, where silver white winters and snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes become a magical reality every hour. It’s cool fun of glacial proportions, and you’ll only find it at the L.A. County Fair! rc=htt
Of course you’ll find Santa too at Snow Port Village, his summer home. Plan to have photos with Beach Santa during your visit to Winter Wonderland and have your California-style Christmas cards ready to go.
Be among the first to visit Marina Del Snow, the California town blanketed by this unexpected snowstorm. Or browse Snow Port Village, where artisans sell handcrafted, original works under thousands of twinkling stars floating across the winter skies. Look for holiday wreaths, ornaments and collectibles, Russian Santas and holiday crafts, Christmas trees and clocks, snow board equipment and clothing, and sheepskin boots and alpaca rugs. There’s plenty of beach apparel, coolers, and croc shoes, too, ‘cause we all know the snow’s not gonna last!
Next stop, Frostbite Beach, where you can ice skate on a frozen ocean or just enjoy a tumble in the snow. Ice skate rentals in Winter Wonderland will be $10 for a 45-minute session. Sessions will begin every hour on the half hour (e.g. 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.). The Winter Wonderland Experience Show will take place every hour on the hour so skaters can glide through the snow.
For general information about the Fair, visit www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111.