Christmastime Comes Early as Santa’s Village in New Hampshire Reopens This November
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'Tis the season to start thinking about that holiday spirit, and one of the most famous theme parks in New England is willing to help. Santa's Village, located in Jefferson, New Hampshire, is set to re-open on November 12 for their annual 'Christmastime' celebration that takes place for several weekends through December.
What Makes Christmastime Different Than a Normal Visit to Santa's Village?
For those that visit Santa's Village in the summer, the Christmastime celebration transforms the park into a living, breathing recreation of the North Pole. The entire park is decorated with nearly one million colored lights. If that isn't enough to inspire a little cheer, Christmas carols can be heard throughout the park and visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph happen throughout the day as well.
Will Rides Be Open During the Christmastime Event?
Almost all of Santa's Village is open during the Christmastime event, including the majority of their rides. If the conditions get too snowy or icy, you could see a few closures. Otherwise, expect all the same fun you'd find in the summer, just with the temperature turned down.
There's Some Added FREE Fun During Christmastime
And don't forget about the Elfabet game. It's a FREE park-wide scavenger hunt where kids will try to find all of the 26 elves in the park. In the bright summer sun, those elves can be easy to find, but when it's dark out, it can be a whole different story.
Is the Christmastime Event Simply Weekends?
Yes, the Christmastime event at Santa's Village is exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays with the exception of Black Friday. It kicks off the weekend of November 12 and 13 and wraps up right before Christmas on the weekend of December 17 and 18.