Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH is a family theme park. They believe in the goodness of the season and the Christmas spirit all year round. They are dedicated to providing pure joy family style!
They have been rated by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the U.S for three years in a row. Also, they have earned multiple TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. It is very easy to see why! The park caters to families and all of their visitors. They truly put their visitors first. They offer many dining options including; vegetarian, gluten free, and if you have any allergy concerns they are happy to help. Their website has lots of helpful information you can find them here. You can also email Santa for free here on their website and get a response! Cost of admission is very affordable and free on site parking is available at Santa’s Village. For the best price for admission, buy through their website here. Regular day admission is $38 date-specific for ages 4-61. Tickets for seniors age 62+ are $34 date-specific. Children 3 and under get free admission at Santa’s Village! They even offer free ponchos at their shop if it happens to rain during your visit! You can get Coupons and savings for Santa’s Village by visiting the Santa’s Savings Tree tab on their website. Santa’s Village offers events throughout the year; You can find more information on their website here. They offer events such as: Jolly June FEASTival & Memorial Weekend, Summertime, Fall Weekends, Silly Spooky Halloween, Christmastime, and New Year’s Eve. The staff is very friendly and helpful and embodies the park goodness of the season spirit. We recently had the opportunity to visit and Santa’s Village easily became a family favorite! Our children had even asked to come back again before we even left the park! Santa’s Village is one of the best places to visit in White Mountains, New Hampshire with kids! We compiled a list of our Top Things To Do In Santa’s Village so you don’t have to miss a thing while visiting!
1. Elf University
One of the first places to visit is the Elf University. Head here to play the Elfabet Game. It’s a complimentary park-wide scavenger hunt featuring Elves from A to Z. Here your child will receive an Elfabet Card with all the letters of the Elfabet on it. You will want to try and find all (or most) of the 26 Elves located throughout the park.
They are pretty easy to spot and are along the paths to the rides anyways. Simply slide the card into the gift that each Elf is holding, and press down the lever. Each Elf cancels one letter. At the end of the day there will be a special prize for children who pass in their cards and receive a diploma! Don’t worry about not having all the letters punched out. Each child who tries and turns in a card back to Elf University receives a surprise and a diploma. Insider tip start your visit here and stamp your card while walking around. On your way out return your card to Elf University!
2. Jolly June FEASTiville
The Jolly June FEASTival is a special event offered in Santa’s Village during the month of June. It is a is a delicious new special event celebrating eleven days of Halfway to Christmas! The Jolly June FEASTival covers the first three weekends in June, PLUS the following Monday through Friday and ends on June 25th.
Don’t forget to try their famous Mini Donuts!
You can feast all day! Your food and beverage is included in your Jolly June FEASTival admission! The cost per ticket is an extra $20.00 on top of admission but well worth it. If you have ever bought food or drinks at an theme park you can understand the savings! Just a few drinks or one meal is already $20.00. With this however, you are not limited to just lunch and one specific location. Majority of the locations take part in the FEASTival and you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! You can get entrees and beverages from the Burger Meister Food Court, Nick’s Pizza Emporium, Dasher’s Delights, and Merry Mess Hall; desserts like cookies from the Sugar ‘n Spice Bakery, ice cream from Frosty’s Freezer, and doughnuts from the Mini Doe-Nut Factory; and snacks from Nutcracker Sweets, Polar Expresso, Fruit Loop’s Farm Stand, and Jingle Bell Concessions.
Ah! The antique cars a family favorite and a must do! This antique car ride at Santa’s Village happens to be our all time favorite. Why you may ask? Well, unlike other parks, your drive along is adventurous! Drive through Cold Nose Notch and Kringle’s Car Wash. They even have speed traps too! Our children loved driving through Cold Nose Notch and the bubbles at the car wash. Children love to drive their parents and parents are chauffeured around the track. Cars are on a track, and are safe for smaller and inexperienced drivers. No driver’s license required! Children of all ages may ride with a responsible companion of at least age 16. There is a height minimum of 42″ to drive alone.
5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
The flying swings ride! It’s a new twist on the old swing ride. You can fly high and smooth with lots of great views! Listening to a holiday music and enjoying the views. Riders are in for a slight upward surprise! Riders must be 36″ or taller to ride.
6.The Chimney Drop
Get ready to feel like Santa dropping down the chimney! It’s a drop ride on this short chimney. Riders must be 36″ or taller to ride. Expecting moms and guests with back problems should not ride. Another favorite ride not to be missed.
7. Snap A Photo
There are plenty of opportunities for a photo-op at Santa’s Village! Grab the whole family and get your best Holiday pose ready. Who knows, you might even get the perfect shot for your family holiday cards!
8. The Skyway Sleigh
The Skyway Sleigh is the best way to view the park! It has the best views and you can even plan how to tackle the park. This sleigh monorail ride soars to over 30 feet above ground in spots! This is a photo souvenir ride so smile for the camera too! You can pick up a photo after your ride. Families love to all climb in and enjoy the ride together. This ride tends a line as it is a park favorite! Try to visit early to avoid long lines.
9.The Great Humbug Adventure
Scrooge’s 2020 home renovation is complete! The Great Humbug Adventure is filled with new scenery, four-passenger vehicles, and a new targeting and scoring system! Get the whole family on board to get the Humbugs!
Hop on board and ride through old Scrooge’s house. Watch out for humbugs! Use you giggle gadget to tickle them. This is a dark ride with black light and strobe light. This is easily a family favorite! See who get the highest score.
10. Polar Paradise
Santa’s Village has a water park and it’s included in the price of admission. A great way to cool off on those hot summer days! The Polar Paradise is just a section of the water park. This interactive water play area for children and families to enjoy together that includes; multiple spray zones, and multiple small slides that will drop into a two-feet-deep pool.
It is located across from Ho Ho H2o and next to the Elfs Lodge. This is a great way to end the day as you can not get your kids away from here. Insider tip: Start you day off on dry rides and finish in the water area. It is open from late May into early October, provided that air temperatures reach at least 65 degrees. The water is not heated.
11. Santa’s Cabanas
New in 2021! Santa’s Village has poolside private Cabanas! The cabanas are located at Polar Paradise. It’s extremely convenient and a well worth and deserved splurge. Cabana rentals are $109/per day for one Cabana. Santa’s Village cabanas can accommodate up to six (6) people.
Cabana include the following: Four bottles of water, Four juice boxes, Mini-fridge, Table & chairs, Safe to lock valuables, and Full day access to the water park. You’ll have the option to purchase lunch at the Merry Mess Hall and have it delivered to your Cabana at a specific time as well. Please note, lunch orders must be placed prior to 11:30am. To reserve a Cabana for your visit, please call their business office directly at 603-586-4445. We recommended calling ahead of your visit to reserve a cabana as their are only five and reservation fill up quickly! Payment will be taken at the time of reservation. There is a three (3) day cancelation policy to receive a full refund.
12. S. S. Peppermint Twist
Hop on S.S. Peppermint Twist for an unforgettable tugboat ride! Families love this ride as it feels like riding a smaller roller coaster. It’s really just a tug boat riding through the waves. Get turned around and spin through the waves. Minimum height is 42″ and minimum age is 2 years to ride alone.
13. Santa’s Home
Have you ever wanted to visit Santa’s home? Well at Santa’s Village you can! Santa is always eager to greet his guests. So go on in and meet him! Usually, he can be found at his home, sitting in his big green chair, though he typically takes a break for lunch around noon, and a shorter break for milk and cookies around 3pm. Family photos are taken during your personal visit. So get your holiday pose ready. Get the perfect photo for your holiday cards!
15. Reindeer Carousel
At Santa’s Village everyone can ride a reindeer at the Reindeer Carousel! This reindeer carousel has lots of fun built in. Children of all ages may ride with a responsible companion of at least age 16. Minimum height 42″ to ride alone.
Santa’s Village has plenty of shopping opportunities. The gift shops feature terrific gifts and souvenirs! They also have some useful convenience items. Most of the shops throughout the park operate every day that the park is open. Some of the shops are:
- The Elfs Lodge Trading Post-features towels, bathing suits, and many other awesome gifts & souvenirs.
- Stocking Stuffer Gift Shop– features toys, tee shirts, and souvenirs that will help you remember your visit forever.
- Fezziwig’s Personalization Shop-features Embroidered Christmas stockings and more, a great selection of ornaments that you can personalize while you wait and, at no extra charge. If you are celebrating a birthday stop here for an extra surprise!
- Full o’ the Dickens Book Shoppe– features a lot of great reading and educational toys for young and soon-to-be readers. You can even find a helper hosting Story Time during the day too!
- North Pole Workshop– features shop where you can put on an apron and become an official “Santa’s Helper.” Here you can create your own t-shirt by placing your hands where Rudolph’s antlers go. There’s also Candle Art, Sand Art, Glitz & Glitter, Elf Ooze and much more. Lots of interactive hand-made crafts to create and purchase here!
- Post Office– features post cards to mail to a family and friends. Santa’s Helper can also help you arrange for Santa to mail out a personalized letter to a child. It is mailed during the first week of December. There is a cost of $4 for each letter.
- Snowball Mall– features special somethings hand picked by Santa’s Helpers. They have searched the globe looking for that special something. A great way to remember Santa’s Village.
17. Sit on a Cupcake
You will find these cupcake chairs in Santa’s Village. After grabbing some cookies at Sugar n’ Spice Bake Shop. Head outside to enjoy them while sitting on a large cupcake! These sit right besides the large ginger bread house of Sugar n’ Spice Bake Shop. Just one of many great Instagram spots located in Santa’s Village!
18. Stroll Through a Covered Bridge
There is just something special about the covered bridges in New Hampshire. Luckily enough, you can find one right in Santa’s Village. Its views are great and serene. You can even bring your lunch or snack and sit at one of the many picnic tables in the area. This is a great place to sit for lunch as it is shaded by trees on hot summer days. Don’t forget to grab a photo!
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6 thoughts on “Top Things To Do In Santa’s Village”
I love how wonderfully specific this theme park is. Do they stay open through to Christmas?
Yes! They are opened through Christmas. They have special events during Christmas. We haven’t been yet though we are hoping to visit during that time. Here is some more information during Christmas https://www.santasvillage.com/park-info-tickets/seasons-and-events/christmastime/
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Awesome, thank you!
This sounds like a quirky and fun place to visit! I love that they have a water park too.
It seems like a great place to take the family all year round. Christmas is magical to the little ones all year round.