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Visit Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole

December 16, 2015 by

Santa's Workshop North Pole

With the holidays upon us the North Pole is a busy place and a favorite destination for families with children ages 2 to 10.

This Christmas-themed park offers shows, rides and other attractions designed to make Christmas memories your children will never forget.

Christmas Carousel

Christmas Carousel is open only during the Village of Lights.

Rides and Attractions

The North Pole is a budget-friendly destination, too, with the price for rides included in the admission price.

However, most of the rides found at the North Pole are designed for younger guests and are not accessible to all visitors based on height and weight.

  • Candy Cane Express: All aboard Santa’s locomotive for ride over the river and through the woods. This 24″ gauge trains travels through a covered bridge, a tunnel, and along picturesque landscape. Don’t forget your camera!
  • Bobsled Ride: Jump aboard the bobsled ride like an Olympian and hold on tight while it goes round and round and up and down.(Guests must be under 48 inches and under 75 pounds).
  • Santa’s Sleigh Coaster: This five-car mini roller coaster may be small but it gives a big thrill for guests of all ages.
  • Christmas Tree Ride: Ride in an ornament ball and take the controls. Make yourself go up or down as your ornament goes around the Christmas tree.
  • Ferris Wheel: The Kiddie Ferris Wheel features 6 cars and is only about 20 feet high. Perfect for smaller guests under 48 inches and under 75 pounds.
  • Christmas Carousel: The Christmas carousel features 20 hand-crafted reindeer an 2 sleighs to carry guests. This is another ride designed for smaller guests and is only open during the Village of Lights.

Weather also plays a factor in whether or not rides can operate.

North Pole

Christmas Shows

Not all shows are presented every year, and weather also plays a factor, but this list offers a sample of what visitors to the North Pole, NY can expect.

  • Nativity Pageant: This daily show displays the true meaning of Christmas and includes Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem to the arrival of the three kings at the stable.
  • Christmas Magic: This musical revue features the Mother Goose Guild and a much anticipated dramatic appearance by Santa himself.
  • Santa Claus Parade: The Mother Goose Guild and Santa’s Helpers gather outside the Post Office and thread their way through the village as they pause to dance along the way. Guests are encouraged to follow along for a special presentation at Santa’s House.
  • North Pole Jamboree: This jamboree gives guests a chance to kick up their heels and clap along with Miranda Mouse, Chris Moose, Frosty the Snowman, and Rowdy Reindeer at they celebrate Christmas country style.

If you can’t make it to Santa’s Village this holiday season, they are also opened for Christmas in July. Check their website for dates and all the fun.

Photo credits: Santa’s Workshop



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