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Santa's Workshop

324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy, North Pole, NY 12997-1910
+1 518-946-2211
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This place has a ton of memories for me. I visited it when I was a kid and I brought my older... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Todd M
via mobile
Wonderful Vintage theme park

This place is like stepping back in time. The village is wonderful and all the little buildings to... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Tara L
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Santa's Workshop opened in 1949 and is one of the original Theme Parks. Today it is the oldest operating Theme Park in the United States. Santa's Workshop has remained true to its original design to allow children of all ages to use the facility, cast and the child's own imagination to create the fantasy of Santa's Workshop. You will not find large amusement rides or high tech gagdits, but you will visit with Santa, pet and feed his live Reindeer Team, play with all of Santa's Helpers and even touch the frozen North Pole. Turn the clock back to when you were a child, and your imgaination and spirit of Christmas where all you needed to help make your fantasy come true.
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  • Poor8%
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324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy, North Pole, NY 12997-1910
+1 518-946-2211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a ton of memories for me. I visited it when I was a kid and I brought my older children there about eight years ago. We came back this weekend with me six year old and was disappointed in the park. I...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is like stepping back in time. The village is wonderful and all the little buildings to discover were fantastic. My 3 year old loved the shows and rides. As previous posters said the attractions and buildings are a bit worn, but it enhances...More

Thank Tara L
John C, General Manager at Santa's Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Tara L., Thank you for visiting Santa's Workshop with your 3 year old child. We will pass along your comments to all of Santa's Helpers. We do appreciate suggestions and your thoughts about burger toppings is being reviewed by our food and beverage staff. As...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I went here for about 7 years as a child and was thrilled to take 2 of my grandchildren to visit. It was a trip down memory lane for me, yes the buildings and attractions were old but they seemed well maintained and everything was...More

Thank mschifini
John C, General Manager at Santa's Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We were happy to read that your grandson had a good time. As Always Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting. - Santa's Workshop

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visited with a 2 year old. Park was very clean and the staff was all super friendly. Started with breakfast with Santa - food was plentiful with typical breakfast fare. It included time with Santa and his helpers. This is separate from the daily entrance...More

Thank Barbara H
John C, Manager at Santa's Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We appreciate the feedback. Our Breakfast with Santa is a favorite with kids. Your comments have been passed along to all of Santa's helpers. - Santa's Workshop

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way up Whiteface Mt. we don't have kids but we send Christmas cards so they will be post naked The North Pole. They will hold your cards until December. Fun!

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My wife and I along with our two children (5&1) visited the park. The park is not large and truly is a throwback to parks of yesterday. I found the park extremely clean, the grounds we're groomed and the staff extremely friendly. We watched the...More

Thank Firefly2416
John C, General Manager at Santa's Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Firefly2416, Thank you for visiting Santa's Workshop. We appreciate hearing from our guest about their visits. Your comments about our staff will be passed along, we think they are awesome as well. Merry Christmas Always, Santa's Workshop

Reviewed 15 May 2017

I think this place is magic for the young. I did find it a bit run down and dated. It could use a professional manager to bring it up to speed. The little ones will be charmed, and thrilled to meet the real Santa, and...More

Thank houseofgroom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I recommend to all ages -you have to experience it first hand -and check out whiteface mountain while you're at it

Thank heracr
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Lake Placid the last week in August and looking for some fun things to do. I came across Santa's Village which was about 30 minutes away from our Hotel. I would just say make sure your kids are young. There were...More

1  Thank TwoBoysOneDad
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visited with friends over thanksgiving weekend, this place is great! Its kind of dated but thats what gives it such unique appeal! Its outdoors so you need to dress warm but there are little houses and shops to go in and warm up or get...More

1  Thank enigma00225
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31 August 2017|
Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
The day you go to the park.
Sherry S
25 June 2017|
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Response from TwoBoysOneDad | Reviewed this property |
Most of the rides are for small children only. No adults but they probably won't need an adult. The only ride I went on was the rollercoaster and the train.
15 June 2016|
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Response from pistol53 | Reviewed this property |
Ideally up to 6 years old.