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Address: Rua Bela Vista, 353 | Parque Knorr, Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95670-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 54 32867332
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A merry place

I really enjoyed Aldeia do Papai Noel, and my 1.3 year son did it too. The place is big, well organized and I liked a lot that the attractions are in-line organised, so it's easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2014
Stefano A
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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217 reviews 217 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The place lacks maintenance and needs urgent renovation. Anything you want to do inside is charged and despite this fact it is obvious that no maintenance is carried out on the attractions. Honestly, I feel like that place is an accident waiting to happen. Do not recommend.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We found Santa, the real one, not a doll, but the man himself sleeping in his chair. My 3 old daughter looked at him expecting some talk but nothing came out of him but his closed eyes and no attention to the kids. It was 1:30pm, sad. If the old man is so tired why not put another one to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Beautifull place that makes you Going back to your childwood, an amazing garden with animals and different spaces to male you dream and where your kids Can be as free as Their thoughts. Go and enjoy

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Calgary, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
103 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Christmas time of course is the better time to go. The place has a machine to make fake snow. It is fun! Specially if you get to know the real snow. It turns to be a soap rain! You are going to find Santa's house built in details inside and outside. Also, follow the path to see the local animals.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really enjoyed Aldeia do Papai Noel, and my 1.3 year son did it too. The place is big, well organized and I liked a lot that the attractions are in-line organised, so it's easy to follow a single route and see it all - but also possible to wander around freely. I visited it on a Monday, and my... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Dont go. Dont tell your 3 year old daughter that she will see Santa Claus when she goes to Gramado, because then you will have to take her. Ok, for sure the day that went it was a little foggy - but what we could see because of the weather was not worth seeing. Santa was the biggest let down.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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583 reviews 583 reviews
300 attraction reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Parque Knorr has ever been a beautiful park in the mountains of Rio Grande do Sul State, the so- called "Serra Gaúcha". However, I found the "Aldeia do Papai Noel" (in English, the "Village of Santa Claus") completely disappointing and a total waste of time. Adults can easily reach it by walking from downtown and will find it lacking of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Santa Claus Village is very well organized, with fake snow in a part of it and beautiful articulated toys. Also, you have a very good landscape of the Quilombo Valley from there. Negative points are the high price of the entrance and the monorail tickets.

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Santos, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I went last week with my 1 year old and my 6 year old. Outside temperature was 4oC. None of the places has heaters. We waited 25 minutes for the carrousel driver to come and he has never arrived. May be because this was free attraction. Besides you pay to enter, inside the park, monorails is paid apart, little train... More 

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I imagined a place full of joy, but everything is low maintained , the santa Claus is sad, and everything is done to take your money, because costs a lot more than in the other places...

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