It’s known as the summer home of Christmas spirit. For 60 years Santa’s Village in Bracebridge, Ontario has been welcoming visitors to Santa’s Muskoka retreat, complete with reindeer, rides, adventure and of course Santa himself. Join the celebration with these six ways to make the most of your visit to Santa’s Village.
Whether you visit Santa’s Village each year, or are planning your first trip, don’t miss the newest attractions unveiled this summer. Elves Island features a brand new aerial adventure park for children as young as three years old. For teens and adults the new attractions at the Muskoka Ziplines & Aerial Park are perfect for thrill seekers with a 106 metre zip-line and a bungee-like jump tower.
Even Santa needs a beach day! Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel – Santa’s Village has a beach and splash-pad area that will be a hit with the kids on a hot summer day. Then hop on Santa’s Summer Sleigh, and take a refreshing riverboat cruise on the Muskoka River.
Take a treat break
Two words: Beaver Tails! You can find one of the most quintessentially Canadian snacks in the heart of the village. Enjoy the classic cinnamon and sugar variety, or try out all sorts of delicious taste combinations, like banana and chocolate. Another must try: The bake shop’s candy cane fudge tastes just like Christmas!
Santa’s Village is home to 12 rides which are perfect for younger children. From the ferris wheel, to merry-go round to the roller coaster, it’s the perfect spot to introduce the kids to fun rides. Make sure to snap some photos for your summer vacation scrapbook!
Your Santa’s Village visit doesn’t have to be a day trip. Spend a weekend at the on-site Whispering Pines Campground – whether you stay in one of the rustic cabins, yurts, or bring your tent and camp on one of the 150 campsites, it will be sure to make for a memorable family vacation. Also: Canoes & Kayaks are available to rent for a paddle on the Muskoka River!
No trip to Santa’s Village is complete without a stop at Santa’s House to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. With 60 years of Santa’s Village visits under his belt, Santa might find himself meeting the children of families he met many summers ago.
Mark your calander. Saturday, July 25th, 2015 is SantaFest, an extra special day in the village and Bracebridge, including a parade, town crier competition, contests and more.
Just for @OntarioTravel Fans! Santa Village has a special offer for you. Join Santa’s NICE List and get entered to WIN a family pack of 4 Passes. Valid any day of their 2015 season (The 60th Anniversary)! Plus, they’ll send you a coupon to SAVE $5 at each of their parks, news and other exclusive deals like BOGO days and more! Sign up here.
How to get there: Santa’s Village is located just outside Bracebridge, and is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Toronto or a four hour drive from Ottawa.