Adventure to Santa returns to Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens is again hosting a holiday adventure for the whole family to the North Pole with Santa and his friends arriving this weekend.

“Adventure to Santa--A Dreamworks Dreamplace” is back with a new storyline, opening on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Victoria Gardens’ Chaffey Town Square. This year Po and the gang from "Kung Fu Panda" will make the trip with guests in a rocket-powered adventure.



“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.”

Reservations are strongly suggested for Adventures to Santa, which are scheduled throughout the day. Guests can reserve via the Victoria Gardens website. Packages for the Adventure to Santa Experience are $35-$75 and include a keepsake passport, the adventure itself and photo packages.

Santa will be making his grand arrival Nov. 4 at Victoria Gardens with fireworks, carolers and the lighting a 45-foot-tall tree. During the holiday season, Victoria Gardens guests can enjoy night time snow Fridays and Saturdays at 7 and 8 p.m., and the Charles Dickens Carolers will perform Fridays and Saturdays from 4-7 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. On Black Friday (Nov. 25 -- the day after Thanksgiving), the caroling will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Adventure to Santa- a Dreamworks Dreamplace is an interactive indoor adventure featuring "Kung Fu Panda" characters and a small ride experience.

Victoria Gardens is an outdoor shopping center with stores, restaurants and live entertainment. It is located at Foothill Blvd and Interstate 15.