Adventure to Santa will officially open on Saturday, November 5 @VictoriaGardens

Adventure to Santa will officially open on Saturday, November 5 @VictoriaGardens

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., (October 27, 2016) –  It’s back and waiting for you – Victoria Gardens is bringing magic to the Inland Empire once again this holiday season with an all-new presentation of Adventure to Santa – a DreamWorks DreamPlace, featuring Kung Fu Panda.  Children and their families will have an opportunity to welcome and celebrate the season with Po and the rest of the gang at this much anticipated event starting on Saturday, November 5.

“Because of the popularity of Adventure to Santa, we encourage the community to make their reservations early so that everyone has an opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind event,” says Melina Ferraez, Director of Marketing at Victoria Gardens. “The fun surrounding the holiday season is a pinnacle time for our shoppers, and this year, there are more activities than ever before.”

Adventure to Santa – a DreamWorks DreamPlace is an interactive experience that the whole family can appreciate.  Guests are taken on an adventure to meet Santa Claus, with a ton of fun surprises along the way.  This year, the adventure features the mischievous Po and his friends from DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda, who take guests to the North Pole on a rocket-powered cart ride.


According to Ferraez, this all-new adventure will give guests the opportunity to design their own holiday greeting card before meeting Santa, and learn how to drive a rocket-powered cart with the new Skadoosh Woosh Cart Racing game, in which people collect points as they compete against fellow racers.

“The best part is that the fun can begin right at home when you make your appointment online,” adds Ferraez. “Guests can book their preferred date and time to visit Santa now through December 24, 2016. In addition, families can personalize their experience by uploading a family photo to their adventure passport and writing a letter to Santa.” 

Guests can book their appointment now using the Victoria Gardens website:

Guest pack options are available online ranging from $35 to $75, and include the adventure itself, a keepsake family passport, and various photo options that will have you remembering this adventure for years to come.

Santa’s Arrival 2016

In addition to Adventure to Santa – a DreamWorks DreamPlace, Victoria Gardens will kick off the season with a spectacular arrival welcoming Santa Claus on Friday, November 4, giving families a memorable experience complete with holiday festivities.


“This year, Victoria Gardens will welcome Santa with an unforgettable fireworks show, the lighting of our 45-foot live tree, Charles Dickens carolers and the first magical snowfall of the season,” notes Ferraez.

In order to accommodate all guests, this event will be standing only.  No chairs or blankets will be permitted in Chaffey Town Square throughout the duration of the event.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy night time snow shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and 8:00pm, and on Sundays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm November 4 through December 23.

 In addition, the Charles Dickens Carolers will be performing each weekend on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and on Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Special dates include Black Friday (November 25) on which the carolers will be singing from 10:00am to 1:00pm, and on December 23 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

About Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens is a 1.5 million square-foot, open-air, regional town center located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., at the intersection of I-15 and Foothill Boulevard.  The shopping center is anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, AMC Theatres 12, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, and features more than 170 premier shops and restaurants.  In addition, the center features the unique Rancho Victoria Food Hall, as well as 40,000 square feet of Class-A office space.  For hours of operation, directions or other information, visit

About Forest City

Victoria Gardens is co-owned and managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed national real estate company. For more information, visit

DreamWorks Feature Animation
DreamWorks Feature Animation (DWA) is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).  Its 20-year feature film heritage includes many beloved characters and animated franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon.  DWA's 32 feature film releases have generated more than $13 billion at the global box office, garnered numerous awards and fueled a robust consumer products business.

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