Kids (and grownups) know that the next best thing to a visit from Santa at Christmas is a visit with Santa and his elves and reindeer at his summer home at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire.
Boys and girls of every age have been making the trek to Santa’s summer digs since the Park opened in 1953. Today, the family-owned, Christmas-themed amusement park has grown into a premiere New England attraction and continues to earn top honors as one of the nation’s outstanding amusement parks. Santa’s Village has been recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the U.S. — in both 2015 and 2014 — earning it a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award. And Trekaroo.com has named Santa’s Village as one of the Top Ten Amusement Parks for Young Kids in U.S.A. — 2015.
Santa’s Village introduced a new ride called “You Tubing” for the summer of 2015. The summertime version of the wintertime classic — sliding down a hillside in a large inner tube — is much like snow sledding during the wintertime. A carpet conveyor lift makes the uphill trek easy, and silicone lubrication between the inner tube saucers and two bristle-mat lanes make the downhill ride smooth and fast. The ride accommodates guests at least 39 inches tall, and is located on a hillside between the Park’s Ferris wheel and reindeer barn.
After you’ve tried “You Tubing,” stroll around the Park and check out old favorites like the exciting Yule Log Flume water ride, the Skyway Sleigh monorail, the thrilling Chimney drop, the Reindeer Carousel or Rudy’s Rapid Transit Rollercoaster. On a hot day, cool off and splish, splash, slide and climb at the Ho, Ho, H2O water park, with changing rooms and lockers available. Don’t forget to include a visit with Santa!
You’ll also find live performances and theater shows, gift shops, flower gardens, and numerous dining options, including homemade items such as fudge, gingerbread cookies and ice cream.