Santa's Village Isn't Just for Kids

By India Andrews

If you’re a Christmas fanatic, then Santa’s Village is for you. This Jefferson, NH Christmas-inspired amusement park has been a popular attraction since it opened in 1953. It is the perfect getaway for families with young children, but regardless of your age, you will still have a great time if you have the Christmas spirit.

Places of attraction tend to be pricey, but if you plan accordingly you may luck out on some promotions. There are several things to do such as enjoying the antique cars, bumper cars, water park, movie theater, rides, Santa’s home, and more. They have a variety of rides depending on the height and age of the child. Also, there is several places to grab a bite when you get hungry. There are so many things to do that it seems impossible to complete them all in one day. Children have different likes and dislikes so you might be running all over the park, I’d recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers.

My first time going to Santa’s Village was during the summer of 2015. I went with my friend Brittanie and her family. The weather that day was at least 80 or above so walking around the park made me pour with sweat. My favorite part of the village was playing the “Elfabet Scavenger Hunt” because it brought out the inner child in me. We had to search for 26 elves located throughout the park and get our card stamped by each one. In the end, you receive a prize and a diploma if you find all the elves in the park. One of the scariest rides that I went on was the Ferris Wheel because I hate heights. The worst feeling is when your stomach drops after the cart reaches the top while they let other people on or off the ride. When I was finally able to open my eyes, it was an incredible view. Not only can you see the whole park, but also the view of Mount Washington which was a beautiful sight on this sunny day.

Even though Christmas comes once a year, Santa’s Village allows you to fall right into the Christmas spirit. Many unforgettable memories were made on the day that I went so I recommend this place of attraction to others.