December 15, 2023

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Derek Sands

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Ditch the Toll, Stay Local for NJ’s Premier Destination for Holiday Family Fun

See the Schedule for Upcoming Winter Wonderland Events


PARAMUS, NJ – County Executive Jim Tedesco, the County Board of Commissioners, and the County Parks Department are excited to announce a full weekend’s worth of live musical entertainment at Bergen County Winter Wonderland in Van Saun County Park!

Friday, December 15th

6pm – Bergenfield High School Wind Ensemble

7:45pm – Ampliphy & the Rubber Duckies (rock cover band)

Saturday, December 16th

12:30pm – RiverDell High School Marching Band

4:30pm – Warning Track (classic rock cover band)

Sunday, December 17th

3pm – Jake Thistle (pop singer/songwriter)

Where: Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland at Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652


Media: Open – but please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain media passes for this ticketed event

Additional Information: Back for its 8th season, Winter Wonderland attracts over 30,000 visitors each year and promotes year-round access to the Bergen County Parks System with outdoor ice skating, games, a beer and wine garden, ice bumper cars, and, new to this year, weekly Bergen County-based live entertainment. From the giant 30-foot centerpiece Christmas Tree to the festive decorations throughout, Winter Wonderland has become a cherished holiday tradition, bringing together our 70 communities here in Bergen County.

Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland Hours of Operation and Upcoming Events

OPEN November 24 through January 1

The hours of operation are Fridays, 4pm–9pm; Saturdays, 11am–9pm; and Sundays, 11am–7pm. Monday and Wednesday, the ice rink will be open for skating from 3pm–9pm. Winter Wonderland will have adjusted hours on Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31) and operate 11am–6pm. From December 26–January 1, Winter Wonderland will operate 11am–9pm. Winter Wonderland will be closed on Christmas (12/25).

For more information about Winter Wonderland, including online ticket sales and the full 2023-2024 Event Calendar, visit www.BergenCountyWinterWonderland.com.


All Access (admission, skating, and one carousel ticket): $20 + online service fee

Seniors, Veterans, & Active Military: $10 + online service fee

General admission: $10 + online service fee

Seniors, Veterans, & Active Military: $5 + online service fee

Age 3 & under: FREE

Additional skating sessions: $10 + online service fee

Carousel ticket: $2

Train ticket (only available 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday): $2

Upcoming events

Wednesday, December 27, 6pm Winter Wonderland Kinara Lighting

About the Bergen County Parks Department

The Bergen County Parks Department is dedicated to providing recreation opportunities for all, preserving open space, enhancing environmental health, and protecting significant cultural and historic sites for current and future generations. The Bergen County Parks System which has been connecting people to nature for 75 years, spans over 9,000 acres and includes a nationally accredited zoo, six golf courses, 21 parks, two horseback riding areas, an environmental center and nine historic sites.

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