Imaginarium 2022 Lights up the Night at Cal Expo with Brighter Lights and Bigger Fun For All

Imaginarium 2022 Lights up the Night at Cal Expo with Brighter Lights and Bigger Fun For All

November 18, 2022 thru January 2, 2023

(Sacramento, Calif) – The largest holiday light festival in America returns to Cal Expo – Imaginarium – “Light Up the Night” from November 18, 2022 through January 2, 2023.  

Get lost in the spirit of the season at Imaginarium 2022, Presented by Global Winter Wonderland. Guests can let their imagination run wild as they gaze at the 3-million lights when traveling through 15 acres of mazes, rides, newly designed fantasy zones which includes 12 fantasy creatures that have never been seen before, carnival rides, a laser maze, laser tag, food, a beer garden and so much more. 

NEW THIS YEAR – The Pirate Circus Show! The circus-style performance features dynamic duels high above the ground, acrobatics, and crowd-engaging antics with several shows nightly. 

Guests can pet an animatronic dinosaur or take pictures with their favorite transforming robot. Children can meet their favorite characters including Penny the Penguin and superhero Max Powers who vows to protect all guests. 

The largest, all-light rose garden, featuring 30,000 roses offers the perfect and most romantic backdrop for a proposal. Five couples got engaged during the 2021 Imaginarium light festival. 

There is something for everyone to expand the imagination of the young and old!  

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Cal Expo office. 

The media is invited to get a behind-the-scenes look as the 300-person crew sets up the displays that will take visitors to faraway lands.  

Please contact Darla Givens at or 916-247-2060 to come and explore Imaginarium 2022. 

About Imaginarium

In 2014, a team of entertainment fanatics set out to create the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the United States. The vision was to create an experience for the entire family where attendees could venture through a park filled with awe-inspiring, illuminated exhibits including more than a milling lights, free entertainment, a carnival, ice-skating rink and more. The vision gave birth to “Global Winter Wonderland”. Years later, the lantern festival has morphed into Imaginarium, the largest holiday light festival in the U.S. operating at Cal Expo, the home of the CA State Fair & Food Festival. It has become a tradition that visitors from all over northern California attend.

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Sale Ends 11/17/2022