North Pole – Santa’s Workshop

Christmas happening more than one day a year!

5050 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade CO 80809 // View Map
719.684.9432 //
Hours: Open May-Dec 24th

Fast Facts

Play at the North Pole in Colorado Springs

Since the 1950’s, the North Pole-Santa’s Workshop has been entertaining children and encouraging them to be on their best behavior. They have animals, an arcade, many places to eat, shop and explore! They also have 25 rides and a spot to talk to Santa any time of the year! Check out their schedule below to see when you and your family can come and have a great time visiting Santa’s Workshop!


Memorial Day weekend – December 24th


Adult (2-59)

Children (Under 2)


Small group rate (6 or more)

Active Duty Military, Active Duty Military Family, or Retired Military with Current Military ID

$22 per person FREE FREE $20 per person  $17 per person Bring your ID’s — Everyone age 10 and up must show their own Military ID to receive the Military rate


Screenshot 2014-03-26 11.27.04The North Pole- Santa’s Workshop is located West of Colorado Springs off Highway 24. Follow these directions or enter 5050 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade CO 80809 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24:

– Head West past Manitou Springs.
– Turn Left at the First Light (Fountain Ave) into Cascade.
– North Pole is on your Left.

Fast Facts

  • All children ages 2 to 59 pay $22.00, otherwise you're free!
  • Military $17.00 and Children under 2 free!
  • Season Pass is $55 per person. Family Passes (4 Passes in the same household) are $192.00
  • Six gift shops will help get your Christmas shopping done early!


  • Take Highway 24 past Manitou Springs and turn left at the next stoplight in Cascade
  • Drop off letters to be addressed with the North Pole stamp by December 10th
  • The North Pole is a great place for groups and birthday parties!


NorthPole-51It’s Christmas everyday at the North Pole- Santa’s Workshop- A Christmas-themed amusement park, this enchanted park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree Ride. Swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle and enjoy a whimsical ride on our Antique Carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. There are more than two dozen family-friendly rides for your pleasure. Spend time feeding our goats and llamas, or watch the magic show. Browse the quaint village shops stocked with unique gifts, perfect for getting your holiday shopping done early. Experience this special time with your entire family!


The unique Christmas Tree Ride to swinging through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, you’ll be having a blast with their 28 amusement rides, many that all members of the family can enjoy together! Climb onto the worlds highest elevation Ferris wheel and see breath-taking views and get a birds-eye view of the park.


From a terrific magic show to visiting Santa to playing in the arcade, the activities are plentiful! In the season, you can get your face painted, feed animals and check out the candy shop!


The North Pole offers 6 unique places to shop during your visit. There’s the Girl’s Gift Shop, Boy’s Gift Shop, Candy Kitchen, the Christmas Shop and even a post office to mail your gifts and letters to Santa!




What is included with admission price?

Admission includes unlimited rides and all shows the family can enjoy together. You do not pay for each ride.

Do you allow pets in the park?

We do not allow pets in the park. Service dogs only.

Do you have wheelchairs available?

We do not rent wheelchairs. We are wheelchair accessible, but keep in mind there are many hills as we are on the side of a mountain. We do offer a handout that shows easier paths through the park.

Do you have nursing facilities available?

We have a nursing lounge next to the restroom at the front of the park. We have a changing table, microwave, couch and chair for your use. #2 on your map.

What rides can my child ride?

Please see our Ride Safety Restrictions page.

My child has food allergies, what do you offer?

If your child has a food allergy you are much safer bringing your own food. The risk of cross contamination and changing ingredients make it much more prudent to bring what you know your child can safely eat.

Do you host birthday parties?

We do have a birthday party room for groups of 20 or less. Information can be found here.

How long does it take to visit Santa’s Workshop?

We recommend at least 3 hours to ride all the rides, see Santa and a Magic Show.

Do you close for bad weather?

We are always open “weather permitting” so yes we can be closed due to the weather. We know by 8:30 in the morning if we will be able to open or not. There are many factors that we must evaluate to make this decision. It can be extreme cold, icy conditions, road conditions, fog, rain, etc. If in doubt please call ahead before coming to the park. Once the decision is made to close the park, it will be closed all day even if the weather improves.

Will I receive a refund due to bad weather?

We do not issue refunds due to weather. We do have a Rain Check available for use another day in the current season. All rides in the park must be shut down for 60 consecutive minutes before we will issue a Rain Check.

Can we bring our own food?

We have a covered picnic pavilion for your use with your picnic lunch. We just ask that you not bring glass containers, alcoholic beverages or try to bbq. The picnic pavilion is located across the bridge and to the right after entering the park.

Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is free at Santa’s Workshop.

Do you allow smoking in the park?

We have one smoking area in the park. It is located below the train station, across from the Personalization Shop. Smoking is not allowed anywhere else in the Park. # 3 on your map

Do you offer season passes?

We do offer season passes that are good through December 24 of the current year. Details here.

What form of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, traveler’s checks and major credit cards. You will need to bring a picture ID to use your credit card. Without an ID we will not accept the credit card. We do not accept business or personal checks.

Do you offer a Military discount?

We do offer a military discount for Active Duty and Retired Military and their dependants. Current Military ID is needed for member, spouse and children age 10 and over to get the discount. The discount is $5.00 off our General Admission of $21.00. Children age 2 – 9 do not need an ID for the discount.

Do you offer a Senior discount?

Anyone age 60 and over is entitled to free admission!

Do all your shops accept cash and credit card as payment?

We have a purchase card system here at the park. When you pay your admission each person will receive a purchase card. All of these cards must be turned in at the end of your visit whether you used it or not. Present a purchase card to any sales clerk or food worker and they will write your purchases on the card. You pay for all purchases when you leave at the end of the day.

We also have a policy that any package that totals over $25.00 (OT) will be taken to the front gate for you and you will retrieve it when you leave at the end of the day.

Do I need to actually show my coupon to receive a discount?

Yes.  You MUST display or present any coupon to receive a discount.  Some coupons must be printed and some may be shown on your mobile device.  Read your coupon to see if you must print.  Please remember that some cell phone services do not work in our location. We recommend that you print or save coupon to your device before you arrive at Santa’s Workshop.

May we leave the park to go out to our car?

Absolutely! You would need to leave one of your empty purchase cards for each person with an exit cashier. Give them your last name and when you return come back through that register. If you have purchases on your card, you will need to pay for them or leave something valuable with the cashier.

Do you offer mailing of Christmas cards and letters?

Yes we do. We have a wonderful Santa’s Workshop cancellation stamp that is perfect for your Christmas cards and letters. We must have all mail to us by December 10. The only charge for this service is the actual cost of postage. Please do not use red envelopes as our cancellation stamp is red. Send your cards and letters to :

Santa’s Workshop
5050 Pikes Peak Highway
Cascade, CO 80809

Do you offer pictures with Santa?

We do have pictures with Santa in his house. We have a variety of packages available from $7.00 to $24.00. If you want to order pictures with Santa, please proceed to the Souvenir Shop (#5 on your map) as soon as you leave Santa’s House. That way you can get your pictures ordered and be able to pick them up before you leave the park. You may also take your own pictures with Santa.

Do you receive letters to Santa from children?

We receive thousands of Santa letters from boys and girls all over the globe. If there is a legible name and address from the sender they will receive a postcard from Santa. This postcard is sent from mail received from October 1 thru December 10. Any mail received before or after will not be answered. There is no charge for the postcard.

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