Haven’t made it to Sesame Place yet this summer? Plan a visit in the fall or winter, when the one-of-a-kind park — which turned 35 this year — will offer more themed events for families. Note: The park will be open on weekends only, September through to December, plus Dec. 28, 29, 30 and 31.
Back to School Bash
Aug. 29-30, 2015
School may be starting soon, but families can finish the summer off in style at the Back to School Bash on Aug. 29 and 30, 2015. The Bash includes singing and dancing with characters, plus one meal per person. Reservations are required. Party times are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 for kids and adults ages 10 and older, $18 for children ages 2 to 9, and free for tots ages 23 months and younger. Park admission is not included and is required.
Labor Day BBQ
Sept. 5-6, 2015
Celebrate Labor Day with a BBQ and all your favorite Sesame Street characters on Sept. 5 and 6, 2015. The BBQ includes food and fireworks. Reservations are required. The BBQ is at 5 p.m. on both days. Tickets are $29 for kids and adults ages 10 and older, $18 for children ages 2 to 9, and free for tots ages 23 months and younger. Park admission is not included and is required.
Labor Day Weekend Fireworks
Sept. 5-6, 2015
Who doesn’t love fireworks? Visit Sesame Place on Sept. 5 and 6, 2015, for a fireworks display each night beginning at 8:25 p.m. Kids will enjoy the bright colors while dancing with their favorite characters. The fireworks are free with park admission, but for an even more fun time, families can purchase the all new Fireworks Grab Bags. Grab Bags include two souvenir cups filled with the beverage of your choice, one souvenir popcorn bucket filled with popcorn, two fiber optic glow wands and one souvenir tote bag. Fireworks Grab Bags are $25 each.
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends, Sept. 26 through Nov 1, 2015
Halloween isn’t scary at Sesame Place — it’s silly! The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular runs from Sept. 26 through Nov. 1, 2015, and includes special events and performances like Elmo The Musical Live!, Who Said Boo?!, the Not-Too-Scary Road Show and the Neighborhood Street Party. All events and performances are included with park admission.
Zoe’s Monster Mash Dance Party
Sept. 26-27, 2015
Zoe’s birthday is a time for fun and with her Monster Mash Dance Party, families can move and groove with their favorite character. Zoe’s party is on Sept. 26 and 27, 2015, and includes singing, dancing and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations are required. Party times are at noon and 5 p.m. each day. Tickets are $29 for kids and adults ages 10 and older, $18 for children ages 2 to 9, and free for tots ages 23 months and younger. Park admission is not included and is required.
The Count’s Batty Birthday Bash
Oct. 3-4, 2015
Reservations are required for those who want to attend The Count’s exclusive birthday party, which includes singing, dancing and a buffet. Tickets are $29 for those ages 10 and up, $18 for ages 2 to 9 and free for children under 23 months. Regular park admission is required; party times are at noon and 5 p.m.
Grover’s Not-So-Spooky Birthday Bash
Oct. 10-11, 2015
If you miss The Count’s birthday, visit Sesame Place the following weekend for Grover’s special day (and don’t forget to wish The Count a happy belated birthday). Grover’s birthday also includes a meal, plus singing and dancing, with the exact same rates. Celebrations take place at 12 and 5 p.m.; reservations are required, as is regular park admission.
Monster Mayhem Dine
Oct. 17-18, 2015
Prepare to do the Monster Mash with your favorite characters and enjoy a delicious buffet afterward. You can make a reservation for 12 or 5 p.m. Rates are the same as those for the birthday celebrations — $29 for adults, $18 for kids ages 2 to 9 and free for little ones under 23 months. Park admission is required.
Elmo’s Silly Bones Spooktacular Dine
Oct. 24-25, 2015
This is your chance to dine with the one and only Elmo! Wear your costume — you’ll have an opportunity to get your picture taken with Elmo (who will be wearing a costume, too). Dining experiences are offered at 12 and 5 p.m. both days and require park admission, plus additional rates of $29 for adults and $18 for kids ages 2 to 9.
The Count’s Halloween Party
Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2015
Wear your costume for the ultimate Halloween event at Sesame Place: The Count’s Halloween Party. The special event includes dancing, singing and a meal. The event takes place at 12 and 5 p.m., and costs $29 per adult and $18 per child age 2 to 9. Park admission is required.
A Very Furry Christmas
Weekends, Nov. 21-Dec. 27; Dec. 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2015
At Christmastime, Sesame Place is transformed into a winter wonderland, with lights, decorations, and themed shows to put families in the holiday spirit. Kids can visit the rides at Cookie’s Monster Land before visiting Santa in the Furry Workshop. All the fun is included in standard park admission.
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