Winter Wonderland at World Equestrian Center

  • Date: 11/26/21
  • Location: World Equestrian Center

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at World Equestrian Center - Friday, November 26 – Saturday, December 25, 2021

Enjoy the enchanted Winter Wonderland spectacular on the Grand Plaza in celebration of the holiday season. With more than a million twinkling lights, Winter Wonderland promises to bring merriment and good cheer to all. The halls of the Grand Plaza will be decked with all the traditional regalia of the season and additionally will feature mesmerizing larger-than-life ornaments, a glittering 40-foot tall Christmas tree and a giant polar bear. 

As a family-friendly gathering, children can line up daily to take commemorative photos with Santa and enjoy roving nightly entertainment including carolers, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists and skipping elves. Santa’s reindeer will make a real-life appearance, and guests can also purchase tickets throughout the month to special holiday entertainment including a performance from the Atlantic City Boys, breakfast with Santa, a mystical equestrian show with horses at liberty and much more. 

Guests can marvel at all the lights as they glide around an expansive ice skating rink or watch a holiday movie while cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa from one of the festive pop-up food stations scattered around the plaza. Holiday treats on offer include all the nostalgic classics like sugar cookies, cocoa and cider, pretzels, and hot-crossed buns while cash bars serve up favorite holiday spirits. Find something for everyone on your list this year by shopping at the many storefronts and vendors. 

The month-long event will kick off on November 26 at 5pm, with a festive lighting ceremony at 6pm, and will run throughout the Christmas season. General admission from 5pm-9pm is free and open to the public; parking will be $20 per vehicle. Attendees can find details and pre-purchase tickets for special holiday performances through the dedicated event website:

Parking Tickets:

Daily | General Parking $20, Premium Parking $40, Buses $100, Season Parking Pass $100, VIP Season Parking Pass $200
As of 4pm daily, parking will be $20 per vehicle per day for the duration of Winter Wonderland. Premium parking is available for an additional $20. Buses will be $100 per vehicle. Season Passes per vehicle are honored for unlimited use from November 26 - December 26; holders will be required to show ID matching name on Season Pass. 

Weekend shuttles will be available from the main parking area to the Plaza for those who require assistance. Personal golf carts will not be allowed on the Plaza during the month-long event. Golf cart parking will be available on the west side of Arena 3.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 30
  • Wednesday, December 1
  • Thursday, December 2
  • Friday, December 3
  • Saturday, December 4
  • Sunday, December 5
  • Monday, December 6
  • Tuesday, December 7
  • Wednesday, December 8
  • Thursday, December 9
Winter Wonderland at World Equestrian Center Map


1750 NW 80th Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34482

Phone: 352-414-7900