On Nov. 17, Sesame Place opened for its annual "A Very Furry Christmas" celebration. Prior to this opening, the park had wrapped up its Halloween festivities and closed up for two weeks. During this brief closure the park had been transformed to a winter wonderland.
Visitors to the park were welcomed by multi-colored Christmas trees as they entered the park and greeted by more holiday festivity once inside the park.
Once inside, there is plenty to do, but the park isn't so large that it's overwhelming. All the water slides and summer rides are shut down for the winter, but there are other things to do that keep the kids busy.
Sesame Street characters can be found throughout the park decked out in winter attire.
Many, if not all, of the "dry" rides are open during "A Very Furry Christmas" and the kids appeared to be having a blast on the carnival rides and also the hands on activities, which included climbing, jumping and bouncing activities.
There are Sesame character holiday-themed shows scheduled throughout the day, A Sesame Street Christmas Show, Elmo’s World Live! Happy Holidays Show, and Elmo's Christmas Wish Show.
There are two holiday parades
, one in the late afternoon and one nighttime parade. People lined all up and down "Sesame Place" street to see their favorite characters and hear their favorite holiday songs.
Additionally, the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show is featured at the large Christmas tree once the sun begins to go down. This is a light and music show.
The park is very kid-oriented with the holiday themes definitely aimed at the toddler/preschool and young elementary school crowd, however even older kids could be observed happily full of nostalgia over seeing their favorite characters from their youth.
"A Very Furry Christmas" runs through December 31.