ST. CLOUD - A day full of Christmas fun in St. Cloud started Saturday at Lake George with the annual Winter Wonderland event.

St. Cloud Park and Recreation Department hosted the event for families. Kids got the chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, decorate some cookies and check out some big trucks.

Lynn Neumann is the Recreation Programmer for St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department. She says there is also a chance to meet a furry friend that enjoys the cold in Winter Wonderland.

"There is a penguin here, Hempker Zoo brought the penguin and the kids just love it."

The Winter Wonderland event also has a hayride that goes around Lake George for families to enjoy.

Neumann says the annual event has become a great Holiday season event for families.

"It's all weather dependant but we have had years where we see around 2,000 people come. A lot of people come every year."

Winter Wonderland is just one of many events that are happening around St. Cloud for the Downtown Holiday on Ice Festival. Other events include The Capitol One Winter Nights and Lights Parade Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and a free concert featuring the Fabulous Armadillos at the River's Edge Convention Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

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