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Review: Santa’s Village 2016 Visit

We take our kids every year up to New Hampshire to visit the children’s theme parks and attractions. This year we started with Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH. I love this park. It’s one of my favorites. It is clean, well organized and they have great rides for kids of all ages. My kids are 4 and 2 and they both had a blast and we didn’t even go to the waterpark portion!

Rosie (2) was able to go on a large majority of rides which we were happy about because we didn’t know how that would work out but there were so many things for her to do. Also, given I think the time of year we went (after labor day), it wasn’t very busy at all. We got to the park around 11am and were able to do everything.

Old Time Cars at Santa's villageRosie got to go on her first real ride which she was SO excited about. She had the biggest smile on her face the entire day. She even got to drive the cars which she couldn’t have been more excited about. I mean look at this face!

I might even venture to say this was her most favorite ride/attraction of all. Every time we went on something, she kept saying, “my turn, my turn” because she wanted to be in the front, drive, etc. We had to almost do everything twice!

Another family favorite is the giant sleigh that goes all around the park through the tree-tops. It’s a nice, leisurely ride where you take in all the sights and really just relax for a moment. The kids were pointing out all the things they still had to go on and what some of their favorites were.


Another big favorite of Santa’s Village is the letter elves that are all over the park. At the entrance of the park, each child can go into the Elf Workshop and get a punch alphabet card. Then children spend their day bouncing around the park and sticking their punch card in to eventually have a Christmas tree shape. At the end of the day you take the punch card back to the workshop and get a certificate and small gift (ours was a keychain) for completing all the letters.


Quick video highlights as well:

Have you been to Santa’s Village? What is your favorite ride?

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