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A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place

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On Saturday, my three-year-old daughter and I attended A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place for the first time. 

We met my friend and her four-year-old son there for a fun-filled afternoon of rides, twinkly Christmas lights, and the Imagination Movers show.

If you’re considering making a trip to experience A Very Furry Christmas, here are some things you should know before going.

A Very Furry Christmas

If you’re not sure what exactly A Very Furry Christmas entails, the park is decked out in festive holiday decorations. Lots of Christmas trees, tinsel, and colorful lights. 

The water park is closed (obviously), but there are still decorations in that park, too. It’s fun to just walk around and see all the pretty lights.

You definitely don't want to miss the lights!

Most of the other rides are still open, as are things like the toddler play area and the climbing nets.

Santa is there to meet and greet your kids (after you make it through the line) and there are a handful of special Christmas shows you can attend.

More details about planning your visit to A Very Furry Christmas… 

  • Check the schedule for holiday days/times. Here is a link to the park hours. You’ll see that A Very Furry Christmas is on weekends only (plus Black Friday and the weekdays between Christmas and New Year’s) now through the end of December. 
  • Reduced ticket prices. If you are familiar with Sesame Place’s ticket prices from the summer, then you will be pleasantly surprised that tickets during A Very Furry Christmas are only $29 at the gate or $24 if you purchase them online.
  • Check Groupon for deals. We lucked out with a Groupon deal for $18 per ticket, which is a 42% savings off the typical $29.99 winter ticket price. 
  • Lots of special Christmas shows. Shows include: A Sesame Place Christmas, Elmo’s Christmas Wish, 1-2-3 Christmas Tree and more. On the main A Very Furry Christmas page there is a tab at the bottom with show dates and times.

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  • Bring hats and gloves. Even though you’re walking around, it still gets really cold, especially when the sun goes down. And part of the fun is being there when it gets dark and everything looks magical from the Christmas lights.
  • Plenty of nearby restaurants. If you don’t want to eat in the park, there are literally a dozen restaurants within a mile of the exit. You can use your GPS to get specific addresses, but we passed Red Robin, TGIFriday’s, Arirang, Bertucci’s, and more on our way to Friendly’s (a few miles down the highway).

Although the Imagination Movers event is now over (one weekend only), I highly recommend you check them out next time they are at Sesame Place. 

I had never heard of the Imagination Movers. My friend had, and I asked her if they were like the Wiggles. She said “Yes, but cooler.”

I responded, “I doubt that.” But turns out– they were! The Imagination Movers sing pop-y upbeat songs that had all the kids up out of their seats and dancing along. 

We are definitely fans of them now.

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Enjoy your visit to A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place!

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