We’re so excited to bring Winter Wonder to our church and community this Christmas season. Now in its ninth year, Winter Wonder features a cast of more than 300 and includes humorous sketches, dramatic dance numbers, Broadway-style music and lights, a full choir and orchestra, and a live nativity. It’s a beautiful way to experience the joy and wonder of Christmas.
See our 2018 performance dates below, and stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in serving at this year’s shows.
SBC’s annual musical and creative arts spectacular is fun for all ages. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends.
Need childcare? Please reserve your child’s spot in advance here.
Each year, SBC partners with local organizations to make a difference in our community. Over the past eight years, nearly $700K in Winter Wonder donations and ticket sales have funded projects to love and serve kids and families in our community. In 2018, Winter Wonder giving will support the following projects:
One of the requirements for foster families is to provide a safe, comfortable bed for the children they are fostering. We are partnering with AZ Helping Hands to purchase beds for foster families who may not have the funds to provide this for the children they welcome into their homes. This is a crucial need in our community and a practical way to help make fostering possible for families.
This SBC outreach partner works with children and families in marginalized neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers focus on academic success, spiritual growth, and leadership skills, while demonstrating the love of Christ. SBC currently hosts their summer VBS, provides back-to-school shoes for nearly 100 kids in the program, and serves in their K-6 after-school programs and Love Our Schools Day held at Palomino Primary School, a local Title 1 school.
Healthy Packs is a food program for young students in the Scottsdale Unified School District who don’t have enough to eat on weekends. Bags of nutritious food are discreetly placed in the kids’ backpacks by their teachers each Friday. This will be SBC’s fourth year participating in this wonderful program.
Title 1 Schools
Each year, we’ve partnered with local Title 1 schools to provide needed supplies, repairs, and teacher appreciation meals. We also participate in Love Our Schools day to serve these schools.
Don’t miss being a part of the Winter Wonder volunteer team this year! Visit our volunteer page to choose a date and one of the following ways to serve:
Why does SBC sell tickets to Winter Wonder?
Offering tickets in advance gives everyone an opportunity to reserve seats for the performance(s) of their choice and avoid standing in line for hours with uncertainty about getting seats. In addition, rather than receiving an offering during the performances to support special projects in our community, ticket proceeds are used to fund these projects.
How do Winter Wonder ticket sales support community outreach?
Community outreach remains a key focus of Winter Wonder. Ticket proceeds will be directed to selected giving projects that focus on making a difference in our community, specifically with children and families. This year, we are partnering with and supporting programs with MentorKids USA, Healthy Packs (a weekend food program for children), AZ Helping Hands (funding a program to purchase beds for foster kids), and Title 1 schools.
How much do tickets cost?
Reserved seats are $6, $11 and $19 and are available for online purchase. Price points and a seat map may be viewed when tickets go on sale. An option to donate to our community outreach projects above and beyond the purchased ticket price will be available on the website during checkout.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Purchase tickets at the link above. If you need assistance, stop by the Welcome Center on weekends or the Shea Campus church office during the week. A member of our team will help you purchase online tickets, and you may pay with cash, check or credit card.
Note that tickets are non-refundable, but may be given to others or turned in to be donated.
Are there comp or discounted tickets for volunteers, performers or staff?
Because ticket costs are reasonable and will support worthy causes, we are asking each person to purchase a reserved seat for the show they will attend.
Is my ticket tax-deductible?
Ticket purchases are not tax-deductible; however, any donation to the specific projects above and beyond the ticket purchase will be deductible, and a confirmation email will be your receipt.
Is childcare available?
Yes, free childcare is available for children five and under at all performances. Please reserve your child’s spot in advance here.
Is there designated handicap / special assistance seating and will these patrons be allowed early entry?
Yes, there are designated handicap, special assistance and companion seats available for purchase at each performance. Doors will open to all guests 30 minutes prior to the start of each show.
How long is each performance?
The performances are just under two hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Will the Café be open?
Yes, the Café will offer grab n’ go food and beverage items before each performance and during intermission.
Will there be regular worship services on Dec. 1/2 and 8/9, the weekends of Winter Wonder?
Yes, all regularly scheduled services at our campuses will be held.
How can I get involved?
We need hundreds of volunteers to help greet, serve refreshments and care for kids. You may learn more about opportunities and sign up to volunteer here.
I have other questions!
Call our Winter Wonder hotline at 480.824.0555.