Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you open on holidays?

Yes, we are open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hours may vary. Please check the full event calendar for hours.

When and where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of October. General admission tickets are the same price at the gate and online, however some ticket specials can only be found online or through 3rd party sellers such as Walgreens.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

What happens when it rains?

We remain open in the rain and use of your admission ticket in the rain is at your own discretion. In case of extreme weather, we may close the event temporarily for our guests’ safety. This will be announced on our website and social media outlets. Please check these sites before attending Global Winter Wonderland if weather might be an issue. We do not issue refunds, but your purchased admission tickets are can be used on any one day that the event is open until the final day of the event.

If my child is 3 or under do free rides come with the free admission into the event?

Admission and the Carnival Rides are separate purchases. Even though children 3 and under get free admission, this does not apply to the carnival rides or ice skating. Unlimited Ride Wristbands or individual ride tickets are available for purchase for children 3 and under if they would like to ride. Please keep in mind the carnival rides do have height requirements and most of the children’s rides have a minimum height requirement of 36″.

What are the dates and times Global Winter Wonderland is open?

Check our Hours and Directions page for operating schedule.

Do you rent strollers and wheelchairs?

Wheelchairs will be available to rent at the event. We do not have strollers for rent, but you are able to bring your own stroller, wheelchair or scooter into the event.

Are dogs allowed in the event?

Only service animals are allowed in the event.

Will my bag be searched upon entering?

Yes.  Global Winter Wonderland does not allow any form of weapons or anything that can be considered a weapon into the festival.  If you are found with items that cannot be brought to the event, you will be asked to leave them in your car, or if you can’t, you will need to check them in at Guest Services.  You may retrieve the item after you have left the festival.

How much is parking?

Parking is $10.00 for cars and $5.00 for motorcycles – CASH ONLY.

What kinds of food does the park have?

Global Winter Wonderland will be offering many different types of International Cuisine and traditional carnival favorites.

How do I get information about Global Winter Wonderland and the area?

You may visit the various pages on the website to find information on all of our attractions, entertainment, and activities. Click HERE for the event map.

What is the mailing address and phone number for Global Winter Wonderland?

For questions or inquiries about Global Winter Wonderland, please write to the event producer International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG):

44049 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 962-8586

I purchased a season pass. Do I need to do anything more?

Yes, all season pass holders must visit Guest Services during their first visit to Global Winter Wonderland. A photo will be taken to be printed on the passes.

Are tickets the same price at the box office as they are online?

Yes, prices are the same at both the box office and online. However some special discount offers are online only.

May tickets be used for any day of the event?

General tickets purchased on are valid any one day of the event. Some tickets purchased from third party sites or Special Deals running on are only valid on specific days.  Please check your voucher/ticket from that site for valid dates.

May I bring my own food and beverages into Global Winter Wonderland?

No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed at Global Winter Wonderland. Exceptions are made for guests with special dietary needs to allow for food allergies and baby food/formula.

What is Global Winter Wonderland’s alcoholic beverage policy?

No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Global Winter Wonderland. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the festival may not leave the premises. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the festival without refund. No one under age 21 is permitted to consume alcoholic beverages and proper identification is required to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at Global Winter Wonderland. Guests are prohibited from taking beer or wine purchased in the festival out through the front gate.

Is smoking permitted in the festival?

Global Winter Wonderland is smoke-free, so smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Please refer to festival signs for designated smoking locations or ask a staff member. E-cigarettes may only be used in designated smoking areas.

Does Global Winter Wonderland have automatic tellers (ATMs)?

Yes, ATMs are located throughout the festival.

What happens if I lose something while at the festival?

The Lost and Found is located at Guest Services to the right of the box office. International Culture Exchange Group is not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items. Items will be retrieved when the festival closes and kept at Lost and Found for the duration of the event. For information regarding a lost article, please call (510)962-8586.

Can I just email you my credit card information?

No. Information included in an email is not secure. For your safety, we only take orders via our secure online ordering system.

I've still got a ticketing question. How can I contact you?

You can give us a call at (510) 962-8586 from 9 AM – 5 PM PST on weekdays. You can also email us at