At the North Pole—Santa’s Workshop, Christmas isn’t just a December affair, it’s a state of being that lives on long after the official holiday is over. This enchanting amusement park is packed with holiday cheer and a powerful Christmas spirit that would de-Scrooge even the grumpiest of holiday naysayers. From the moment you ascend the tree-lined roads to Santa’s Workshop entrance, you’ll begin to see why this special attraction has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for more than 60 years. Unlike it’s city counterparts, the North Pole sits upon a pristine mountainside at the base of Pikes Peak, nestled in the gorgeous Colorado forest and surrounded by great views. But, more than its beautiful location, the North Pole is FUN for everyone who visits, from little ones to grandparents and everyone in between — even those hard-to-impress teens.Nearly two-dozen rides are scattered across this Christmas wonderland, with exciting experiences for every age. Wee ones (and those who like to take it slow) will love the antique carousel and the miniature train, plus a wealth of other kiddie rides that can usually fit mom and dad, too. The thrill seekers of your clan aren’t left out — they’ll scream with joy on the Candy Cane Coaster, the classic Tilt-O-Whirl. And did we forget the giant Ferris wheel overlooking the countryside and the twisty-turns of the striped Peppermint Slide. In addition to the rides, there are daily magic shows, live glass blowing presentations and an arcade with Skee Ball. Yeah, this place is definitely not skimping on the fun. Of course, the North Pole just isn’t the North Pole without a very special man. We’re talking about Santa Claus, of course. He and the lovely Mrs. Clause, along with their awesome elf helpers, are in the park every day, waiting to meet and greet their pint-sized fans (and believing adults) and listen to Christmas wishes. A visit just won’t be complete without a trip to his warm and cozy house and snapping a photo for the mantle. By the way, Santa’s brought some of his favorite pets for you and the kids to feed, including deer and llamas!
Because it’s Christmas every day at the North Pole, you can also find the coolest Christmas-themed gifts around in the park’s adorable village gift shops, including snow globes, ornaments, collectibles and so much more. Be sure to pick up a North Pole ornament for your tree to capture the memory of the fun you and your family will most assuredly have together. You can personalize one with your family name or the name of someone special. There’s even a sweet shop loaded with candy of all kinds and the North Pole’s special homemade fudge. Before your day is finally done, don’t miss out on the chance to dip your own candle and send a letter from the North Pole Post Office bragging about your exciting day.
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