I know Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but in our house we have been listening to the Christmas tunes for a couple of weeks already. (Only when Daddy is at work, though. He gets tired of it if we start too early.)
On Saturday, we were given the opportunity to check out the opening day of Sesame Place’s special Christmas event, A Very Furry Christmas. Audrey and Georgia were away having some big-kid fun, so Rich and I had a special day with just Sydney and Joel. And special it was!
We got there right as the park opened, and while Rich and Sydney went right to the roller coaster, Joel and I enjoyed walking past the huge Christmas tree on the way to Elmo’s World Live, a show that brings the “Elmo’s World” segment of Sesame Street to life. While we have visited Sesame Place before, this Christmas-themed Elmo’s World Live was fun. Elmo’s “house” was decorated for Christmas, and there were all kinds of holiday-themed silliness.
Something I really appreciated about the show was that they took the time to explain what Christmas really means. There was a little clip of Prairie Dawn narrating a Nativity play, which I thought was an often-missed explanation in secular Christmas celebrations. Elmo also explained to the children about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Then we were off to the rides and attractions. Sydney and Joel loved bouncing on Ernie’s big bed.
We rode on all the rides with little to no wait. It was a beautiful, fun day!
As part of our review visit, we were invited to a special Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, where we were able to get up close and personal with the characters. The kids loved it!
If you want to visit A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place, tickets cost $21.99 each and include a free second visit. Check out Sesame Place’s website for more information and have a Very Furry Christmas!
Disclosure: I was provided with free passes so that my family could experience A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place. I was not required to write this post, but I had to share our great day with you! All opinions are my own.