We woke up before the sun did to make the drive up the mountain. Listened to Christmas music all the way up and paused only a moment to see the sun rise. When we started to see snow on the ground, we knew we had to be getting close. Then we saw it, Santa’s Village.
Candy canes and rocking horses surrounded by snow. Log cabins dressed with garland and poinsettias. Christmas trees all decorated in a unique fashion. In an instant we were transported to the north pole. My inner child was glowing and my daughters joy was apparent.
As we stepped into Skypark at Santa’s Village we were greeted with warm smiles, which was exactly what we needed. The wind chill had to be negative a billion and with the temperature only set to hit a high of 28, we were already freezing to our core. I knew it was going to be cold, but never could have prepared for this.
Arrow, Santa’s wolf, was eager to give kisses and welcome us to his home. He had to be the most beautiful K9 we had ever seen, his piercing light blue eyes told the true story of this magical place.
A land of log cabins, Christmas tree’s and wonder awaited for us to explore and we jumped right in. We started at Arrow’s Adventure Peddle Cars where we peddled through helping Arrow collect the Santa Key. This key helps Santa gain entrance to homes with no chimney for him to wiggle down. Then jumped to the Polar Express Train ride that takes you around Silver Bells Ice Skating Ring. Stopped for a photo with Arrow and roamed the Sky Trading Company.
There was plenty of places to eat or get a treat such as K’s Kandyshoppe and Creamery as well as St. Nick’s Patio and Grille. Our favorite was The Gingerbread house. The building was a gingerbread house and adorned with candies and frosting. They carried many baked good items and of course made the best gingerbread cookies we have ever tasted.
After satisfying your sweet tooth seek help from the elves in making a wonderful craft and writing your letter to Mr. Claus. Get all of your energy out taking a climb up the rock wall or up and around a gigantic dump truck. Weather permitting you can even take a spin on the strider bike course. Then it will be time to visit Santa Claus which was the highlight of our North Pole adventure.
Scarlet pushed the door open to his home and stopped in her tracks as she saw Santa and Mrs. Claus sitting next to the fireplace. A beautifully decorated teddy bear Christmas tree behind good ol Saint Nick and a mantle full of Christmas decor was exactly what I envisioned his home looking like. This moment will forever be etched in my memories. Watching my daughter sit on Santa’s lap and recite her wish list. Santa carrying on the conversation about candy canes and hot cocoa. I never could have asked for a sweeter encounter. Leaving Santa’s home we made sure to place a hand on the always frozen North Pole.
The wind and cold weather never let up so we made our way to Kringles and had the most delicious cup of hot cocoa. Adding our candy canes to our cocoa, as Santa had recommended, gave it that extra shot of Christmas. The log cabin decor inside was the perfect setting for my daughter and I to visit and enjoy warming up in.
From Christmas carols to train rides and biking to rock walls, Skypark at Santa’s Village is an experience everyone should have. Bringing this old gem back to life and reimagining it to an even better establishment that can bring happiness to all ages year around. Genuinely friendly and helpful staff fill this place with the magic it takes to be, Santa’s Village.
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