Hours 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Monday To Friday

7060 Sylvania Ave.

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Children’s Wonderland

Children’s Wonderland began as a Northwest Ohio holiday tradition over 50 years ago. On Friday, December 8 the display opens at Sylvania’s Tam-O-Shanter and will run through Dec. 24, 2023

For decades, families from all over Northwest Ohio have been coming to find the holiday spirit at Children’s Wonderland. As always, dozens of classic exhibits will be on display, train rides will be available, and there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures with Santa!!!

Mold-A-Matic Souvenir Wax holiday figure machines are BACK!

Hours & Pricing
  • December 8 – December 23 (11am-8pm)
  • December 24, 2023 (11am-2pm)
  • CLOSED Christmas Day
  • Admission:  Kids 2+ $7 / Adults 18+ $9 / Seniors 65+ $7
Coloring Contest Sheets

Entries can be submitted to the Sylvania Recreation office in person M-F; 9am-4pm, or by mail (Sylvania Recreation, 7060 Sylvania Ave – Sylvania, Ohio 43560)

  • Entries must be received by Friday, December 1, 2023
  • 1st place winner to receive $50 Mayberry gift card to Mayberry Ice Cream, (6) tickets to Children’s Wonderland 2023
  • 2nd place winner to receive $25 Mayberry gift card to Mayberry Ice Cream, (4) tickets to Children’s Wonderland 2023
  • All coloring pages will be displayed at Children’s Wonderland
  • Voting will take place on Facebook @Facebook.com/childrenswonderlandevent
  • Winners will be contacted by Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • Winners can pick up prizes Dec. 8- Dec. 23; 11am-8pm or Dec. 24; 11am-2pm at Children’s Wonderland
Donuts with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Storytime w/Mrs. Claus
LaNTrak Model Train Display!

Pictures with Santa

Group Rate Information

Click here to submit a request for your group!

  • Group rates apply to daycare providers, assisted living facilities, and other community organizations. All requests for group rates are subject to review by Sylvania Recreation representatives.
  • All requests must be made before 4:00 PM Monday, December 4th to qualify.
  • Once the online request form (above) has been completed you will receive a confirmation email within 1-3 business days.
  • Train rides will be available to groups.
  • *PLEASE NOTE*-  Santa will not be available until 11:00 AM.
Tree and Wreath Sponsor 2023

Creatively promote your business this holiday season by sponsoring a Children’s Wonderland holiday tree or wreath to be on display for all to see! We provide the tree/wreath, you provide the decor! Click here to fill out the online application … OR download a copy here!


TREE SPONSORS (6.5′)– $250
WREATH SPONSORS (30″)– $100 (NEW OPPORTUNITY THIS YEAR for smaller budgets)

Sponsors are required to provide their own lights and decorations and will have access to decorate their tree or wreath on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 from 8AM – 8PM. Sponsors are required to pick up their decorations on Dec. 27, 28, and 29 from 8AM-4PM or sponsors can donate their decorations to Children’s Wonderland.

  • Deadline to submit form and payment is Monday, December 4th.
  • *All proceeds directly support the non-profit, Sylvania Recreation.
Become a Children's Wonderland Volunteer!

Click the image below to apply online! 


Children’s Wonderland is located at:  7060 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560


Sylvania Recreation ... There's Something for Everyone

Hours 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Monday To Friday

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7060 Sylvania Ave.

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

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