If you’re heading to Southern Florida this winter with Smart Destinations, a must-see holiday attraction that the whole family will enjoy is a visit to the amazing Winter Wonder Island experience. Located in Miami’s popular Jungle Island park, Winter Wonder Island brings all of the fun and excitement of the holiday season to sunny Miami. The most exciting part? Winter Wonder Island also brings something particularly rare to Miami- SNOW! From November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014, Jungle Island’s private beach (La Playa) becomes a place for families to make snowballs, build snowmen, and sled down gentle slopes. From sand to snow, La Playa will become a winter wonderland.
In addition to this marvelous landscape transformation, Jungle Island will also host special holiday shows and events, like “Professor Hawk’s Holiday Bowl” and the “Northern Lights Laser Show.” Other popular holiday attractions at Winter Wonder Island include the Elf Village Theater and a miniature holiday village. The Elf Village Theater will play scenes from your favorite holiday movies – fun for kids and a nice piece of Christmas nostalgia for the adults. The mini village has over 100 tiny department stores and 1,000 accessories and props, all arranged in precise, charming detail.
The heart of Winter Wonder Island is a real life Candy Land! For fans of the board game, you’ll love to see Jungle Island’s take on this popular fantasy experience. Look for almost a hundred giant shiny lollipops and other candies amid the beautifully decorated holiday trees. Let the kids romp in the Frosty & Friends interactive zone, where they can dress up as customized snowmen with a selection of hats, scarves, and other accessories. It’s a great time for that holiday card photo (maybe for next year, if you’ve done yours already!).
Winter Wonder Island is chock full of great opportunities to explore the North Pole…in South Beach! Don’t miss the rest of their kid-friendly activities like photos with Santa (available through December 24), arts and crafts tables, cookie decorating, and holiday snacks. You can spend the whole night exploring, playing, and marveling at Jungle Island’s special winter wonderland.
*All promotional images belong to Jungle Island.