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If you’ve ever taken the kids to Van Saun County Park, you’ve probably all fallen in love with the zoo, the train and the awesome playgrounds. This holiday season, you’ll have a bunch more reasons to take the kids to the beloved Paramus gem.

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Bergen County Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park is opening for its third consecutive year. The seasonal spectacular features a number of wintry attractions, including open-air ice rinks (there’s a synthetic rink for beginners that parents can walk on sans-skates!) and Santa’s North Pole Dome Workshop (get pics with the Big Guy here on select dates). If you’re eager to get the kids on the ice, stay tuned to find out about a chance to learn to skate.

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If you’re feeling chilly, head to the indoor beer garden to wash down food truck fare, or nestle up by the outdoor heaters. If you want to skip all the festive stuff (and the admission fee) but just hit the beer garden, that’s possible for the first time this year. And of course, your Winter Wonderland ticket gains you access to Van Saun’s zoo, carousel and train, too.

There are also various kids activities and games, all carnival style and winter-themed. The decor alone will thrill kiddies of all ages, especially the huge Christmas tree smack in the middle of all the fun, and the 70 unique trees designated for each Bergen County town. And don’t miss special events like face painting, balloon art, live ice carving and more (check the calendar for details).

Bergen County Winter Wonderland is at Van Saun County Park at 216 Forest Ave. in Paramus. The attraction will be open to the public from November 29 to January 5 on select dates. If you’re really going to skate, there are select days when the rink will be the only attraction open. General admission presale tix can be purchased online for just $13 (plus a fee). Seniors and active military/veterans get in for $10 (plus a fee). Kids ages 3 and under get in free. Stay tuned for general sale ticket pricing.

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