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What is the Winter Wonders Event?
Winter Wonders is a drive-through event that celebrates the holiday season. The 2023 show runs daily November 24, 2023 – December 31, 2023.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online at www.winterwonders.org or at these following locations:
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI 53130 Monday-Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Festival Foods (No Convenience Fee)
· 5600 S 108th St, Hales Corners, WI 53130
· 4777 S. 27th St., Greenfield, WI 53221
· 11111 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214
· 6000 31st St., Somers, WI 53144
· 3207 80th St., Kenosha, WI 53142
· 5740 Washington Ave., Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406
What are admission policies of the Winter Wonders event?
Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, snow, power outages, and/or other unforeseen conditions. There are no refunds for unused tickets. In the unlikely event of a weather caused cancellation, patrons on the grounds will be given rain checks for a subsequent show. No reciprocal garden admissions or Friends of Boerner Botanical Garden Memberships are valid during the Winter Wonders special event.
These items are not allowed into Winter Wonders: illegal drugs and controlled substances, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons, outside brochures or pamphlets, pets/animals (except service animals), lawn chairs, skateboards or skates, kites, Frisbees, or other carry-ins as determined by management.
Outside vendors are not allowed into Winter Wonders or on Milwaukee County Parks property without a valid permit.
When is the best time to arrive at Winter Wonders?
The show has been popular! We recommend these times during the holiday weeks:
· Monday through Thursday, the lines taper down after 7:30/8:00 p.m.
· Friday and Sunday, the lines are shorter after 8:00 p.m.
· Saturday, the lines are shorter after 8:30 p.m.
Once we have arrived, where can we get more information?
While you are in the Whitnall Park area you can tune your car radio to 87.9 FM Boerner Botanical Gardens Educational Radio Station. You will be informed of any changes taking place and also procedures and policies for particular nights. Upon reaching the show entry, tune your radio to 88.3 FM for continuous holiday music to accompany you thru the displays.
What is the Winter Wonders “Skip The Line” Ticket?
Each night of the run of Winter Wonders there are a limited number of Special Skip the Line Tickets that allow the attendee early entry.
Skip the Line Ticket holders enter thru a special gate between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to allow them to be the first to be allowed into the light show . The Skip The Line ticket is $45.00. These are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled due to limited availability.
A map and directions will be shown on the Print At Home ticket that is generated with the purchase at www.winterwonders.org. The Skip The Line ticket quantity is very limited and is only available on the website. It is both time and date specific. Failure to arrive during the appointed times will void the ticket.
Is there an On-site Box Office for Winter Wonders?
Each night of the run of Winter Wonders there will be a limited on site box office (5:00 pm – 9:30 pm) for limited sales of tickets and for people who have questions or other problems. ALL Tickets should be purchased in advance either online at www.winterwonders.org or at one of the local ticket outlets.
What is included in a Winter Wonders Ticket?
All Winter Wonders carload admissions include:
*Throughout the run of Winter Wonders there are different promotions created by the local sponsors. Listen to B93.3 radio or visit winterwonders.org promotions webpage for more information.
What is Photo Op Park?
Attendees can park and pose for pictures among a half a dozen lighted motifs. This is located in the Holiday Drive-In theater lot.
What is the Santa Quiz Lane?
Attendees can Answer questions about Santa Claus and his life that is visible from their car. Just pull into the Holiday Drive I Theater lot and answer away! If you feel lucky, you can answer the final question and submit it for entry into a drawing to win a staycation at the end of the Winter Wonders run.
How do I print my ticket after purchasing online?
You will receive an email after your purchase that contains a link to print your ticket(s). Please be sure to bring your ticket printed on paper or on your mobile device to be scanned when you arrive.
Are there any Winter Wonders ticket promotions?
Many of our sponsors have special Winter Wonders discount promotions. Additionally, other promotions will be listed at https://www.winterwonders.org/ticketspecials.
What is the Winter Wonders Free “Meet Up Lot”?
Winter Wonders has a FREE parking lot at the entry of the show. The parking lot is at 6751 S. 92nd Street. Attendees can leave their cars parked and jump into a friend's vehicle to go through the show. Please be mindful of the legal limit of occupants.
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, we do not offer refunds for unused tickets if you cannot attend or bought by mistake. Please gift them to another to enjoy.
Do you offer a group discount?
Absolutely! We offer 10% discount for advance purchase tickets for groups of more than 20 people. You can contact our group sales department – 414-525-5600 for details and reservations.
-10 either show tickets or carloads, there is a 10% discount given and has to be done via our phone - 414-525-5600.
Do you have a ‘Lost and Found’?
There is no lost and found operated at night during show hours. During daytime hours contact Boerner Botanical Garden for assistance with lost items at (414) 525-5600.
Video Drive-In? Return of a Hit!
There will be fun, friendly-family movies, cartoons, and more showing continually at the drive-in area which is 2/3 of the way thru. Sound will be played through your car radio.
What is the Free Letter to Santa?
Every vehicle will receive instructions on how to enroll their children to get a personalized email letter from Santa just before Christmas. Sign-up is FREE between November 24th and December 23rd.
What is the Holiday Gift Bag?
Every vehicle that enters Winter Wonders will receive a bag with gifts or coupons or both! (Like a Free Gruber Law Offices scraper or a certificate for free earrings with redemption at Robert Haack Diamonds, just to name a couple.) The gifts vary from day to day and year to year.
Are food and beverages available for purchase?
There are no food or beverages available for purchase on the Winter Wonders site
Does Winter Wonders sell any holiday merchandise?
Winter Wonders does not sell any merchandise.
Do you allow animals?
We only allow animals inside the vehicles going through the show. Animals may not exit the vehicle under any circumstances when driving thru the show.
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