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 2015 schedule below to see when you and your family can come and have a great time visiting Santa’s Workshop!
|May 16 – 18||10:00 – 5:00|
|May 19 – 20||Closed|
|May 21 – 25||10:00 – 5:00|
|May 26 – 27||Closed|
|May 28 – Aug 17||10:00 – 5:00 Daily|
|Aug 18 – Nov 18||10:00 – 5:00 (Daily, Closed Tues & Wed)|
|Nov 19 – Nov 25||10:00 – 5:00|
|Nov 27 – Dec 16||10:00 – 5:00 (Daily, Closed Tues & Wed)|
|Dec 17 – Dec 23||10:00 – 5:00 Daily|
|Dec 24||10:00 – 4:00|
|Dec 25||Closed for Season|
Children (Under 2)
The 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.
It’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!
Admission includes unlimited rides and all shows the family can enjoy together. You do not pay for each ride.
We do not allow pets in the park. Service dogs only.
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.
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.
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.
We do have a birthday party room for groups of 20 or less. Information can be found here.
We recommend at least 3 hours to ride all the rides, see Santa and a Magic Show.
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.
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.
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.
Parking is free at Santa’s Workshop.
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
We do offer season passes that are good through December 24 of the current year. Details here.
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.
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.
Anyone age 60 and over is entitled to free admission!
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.
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.
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.
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 :
5050 Pikes Peak Highway
Cascade, CO 80809
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.
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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