Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, is Mixing Christmas With Halloween This October
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As the summer amusement park season winds down in New England, some specialty events will pop up to extend the fun into the fall. That includes at Santa's Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, where the park plans to to mix Christmas with Halloween for their Merry Trick-or-Treat event that takes place on six select dates in October.
What Makes Merry Trick-or-Treat Different Than Past Halloween Events at Santa's Village?
Not much. As Santa's Village notes in a Facebook post, in years past, they put a strong emphasis on Halloween decor and turning the park in a spooky hideaway. This year, they plan to meld Halloween into their normal Christmas theme. Guests are welcome to dress in either Halloween or Christmas costumes and while there will still be plenty of Halloween elements, Christmas music will fill the air throughout the park.
Will There Be Actual Trick-or-Treat During the Event?
Yes. Several of the shops throughout the park will be catering to guests who want to trick-or-treat. Santa's Village plans to hand out candy like Hershey kisses, tootsie pops, jolly ranchers, smarties, and more. During past events, Santa's Village used teal pumpkins to make shops that offer candy that is safe for any of those who may suffer from allergies. They plan to use the same system for Merry Trick-or-Treat.
Will Rides and Shows Be Open During the Event?
Yes. Almost all rides will be open during the event. The Yule log flume attraction has a seasonal closing date of October 9. Santa's Village plans to offer two shows during the Merry Trick-or-Treat event, with more details found here.
What Are the Dates for Merry Trick-or-Treat?
The event takes place on Saturday and Sundays in October. The dates include October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23. The park is open from 9:30am - 5pm during the event.