New York November 30, 2016
The One Town In New York That Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year
Living in the Northeast means that all of our residents get to enjoy winter exactly how it’s meant to be, filled with powdery snow and frigid temperatures that have us cozying up to our mugs of hot chocolate. Everyone has their own annual traditions and outdoor activities that they look forward to every holiday season, but there’s one magical and remote place in New York that all of us should make a point to visit during the month of December!
Turning into a winter wonderland each and every year, the small town of North Pole up in the Adirondacks is filled with holiday spirit.
Some of our residents may not even know that this place exists but it is indeed true! A designated area in New York has been named North Pole and is home to Santa's Workshop!
Known as America's first theme park, Santa's Workshop is the main attraction of North Pole, New York!
First opening up back in July of 1949, the creators of the park at the time had no idea what exactly they were creating. The exciting form of outdoor entertainment became known as a theme park, paving the way for all of the parks you now get to enjoy today.
After hearing his daughter repeatedly speak of wanting to visit Santa's Workshop at the North Pole, a Lake Placid businessman would eventually come to create this whimsical park.
With nothing else like this in America, the Christmas theme park quickly became a hit and was in the news all over the country! From the friendly reindeer wandering around the park to the exciting rides that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, Santa's Workshop was an all around hit. Back in September of 1951 the park even had its single day record for visitors with over
fourteen thousand people coming in just one day.
North Pole has its very own US Post Office at Santa's Workshop, where visitors can send out letters and anything else that they would like to have the town's postmark right on it!
Could you imagine receiving a letter or package in the mail that had an actual North Pole postmark on it? Nothing would be greater during the holiday season!
The village of Santa's Workshop features a variety of shops that will keep you busy during your visit.
Stop in to Santa's Toy Maker shop where visitors can color pictures or help make toys! The shop even has an area where you can test out toys to help you figure out exactly what you want to ask Santa for this Christmas! There's also Santa's Hat Maker where you can get your own personalized Santa hat or Santa's Blacksmith where the reindeers shoes are made.
And would it really be a village if there wasn't a candy shop?
list of shops
in the village continues! You'll also be able to spoil your sweet tooth by checking out The Candy Shop and Santa's Bake Shop! Speaking of spoiling yourself, don't forget to look at the World of Christmas shop, where you can find a variety of beautiful ornaments just waiting to be hung up on your tree!
After stocking up on sweet treats, you can walk over to Saint Nicholas' Chapel that features a beautiful nativity set at the altar, take a look at the Reindeer Barn and you'll certainly want to visit Santa's House. At Santa's House visitors will be greeted by Mr. Claus himself, where you'll be able to tell him what exactly is on your Christmas list!
Open on Saturdays and Sundays from now until December 18th, Santa's Workshop is open from 10:30AM until 3:30PM!
With the entrance closing to visitors at 2PM, you may be wondering how you'll be able to experience Santa's Workshop all lit up at night and full of cheer. The answer? The Village of Lights!
On December 4th, 11th, and 18th through the 23rd from 4:30PM until 8PM people can come and experience the theme park at night, where everything truly looks like a winter wonderland. For more information on North Pole, Santa's Workshop and the Village of Lights,
How to get to Santa's Workshop:
324 Whiteface Memorial Highway Wilmington, NY 12997
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