Santa's Village

Santa's Village, Jefferson: Address, Phone Number, Santa's Village Reviews: 5/5

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Bob M
Bath, ME58 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Santa’s Village is a terrific place to spend a busy and fun family day. The grounds are spotless and the staff is friendly and helpful to all. There are plenty of rides, shows and activities like the alphabet hunt are fun. Kids can collect letters on punch cards by stopping a elf statues around the park and then turn their cards in fora “diploma” from the elf university at the end of the day. The rides and activities are geared to a good mix of ages. We had kids from 5 to 10 in our group, and there was more than enough for everyone to enjoy.
Food is always a killer at these types of parks, but from our experience it was pretty good and affordable. We had pizza and drinks for our group of ten. The pizza was made to order and the cost was about $75 - pretty fair.
They were also celebrating Halloween, and several locations around the park had small treats for the kids.
And finally there’s the man himself, Santa Claus. He was terrific with the kids and they all had a good visit without feeling rushed. Pictures are available.
This is a must-visit when on a trip to the White Mountains.
Written October 25, 2021
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Seaside638972
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our family always loves visiting here. We came on a very rainy day, but I was pleasantly surprised that most rides were still running (also, free ponchos!). The communication from the staff was topnotch. For example, the Rudolph coaster could only fill 5 rows due to the rain, I’m guessing, and the line was very slow. The ride operators repeatedly walked down to the end of the line to explain why it was taking so long - just that simple act of communicating to the guests was much appreciated and made a difference (as well as the hilarious ride operator).

The rain slowed to a drizzle at the end of our stay, so of course the kids wanted to visit the water park area. We haven’t been in a couple years, but they added another very large water area and slides, perfect for toddlers and younger ones.
Written August 26, 2021
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David C
Wadsworth, OH3,082 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Santa’s Village is the kind of place that under promises and over delivers. The New Year’s Eve event was really cool. Only a certain amount of tickets are sold so it doesn’t get too over crowded. It’s 50.00 an adult and like 38 per kid but that includes dinner, snacks, drinks and party favors. Make sure to order tickets online ahead of time and print the tickets for fastest entry. The soft snow falling made all the decorations and lights and trees magical but wear winter clothing and snow boots. All the food was surprisingly really good and the “elves” were all friendly. We couldn’t get everything done in the 5 hours we had (4-9) but what we did was fun. The fire works show was right above your head (if at the real Reindeer barn) and was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen anywhere. Some of the rides need updated but it’s such a great event for families with kids 5-10 years old. It was 180 for 2 adults and 2 kids but was an awesome way to bring in the new year (and who doesn’t want all you can eat food?)
Written January 1, 2020
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310Bea0000
New York City, NY21 contributions
Jul 2021
Overall nice for the kids but we didn't love it. The Reindeer barn is so sad. Most everyone was great but we did come across one pretty rude ride attendant. First he commented on my rushing to get my kids strapped in, then when one of my kids was shaking in fear he ignored my 'thumbs down' signal attempting to have him stop the ride. He afterwards said he thought I was signaling to someone else. The water area is great for kids, would be nice if they had showers. Food is reasonably priced if you don't consider the money you already paid for the ticket to get in. Covid precautions/ distancing were not as well enforced as I would have liked.
Written August 3, 2021
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Rich N
Longmeadow, MA38 contributions
Dec 2021
We just spent a magical day at Santa's Village in December while it was snowing. We got there when it first opened at 11:00 and were able to do many of the rides with little to know wait. There was plenty of opportunity to get warm with heaters and inside attractions even though it was snowing and the temperature was 25 degrees. There was precious few inside seats to eat but we brought sandwiches and snacks. The grandkids said this was their best trip ever.
Written December 20, 2021
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Joslyn L
Jefferson, NH1 contribution
Jul 2020
I have to give them some credit I do think they are doing everything they can to sanitize everything after each use as well as telling people the MUST wear masks when waiting in line, which i appreciated. They also have each line for the rides marked off so people stand 6 feet apart. However, the tickets are still the same price as they were when pre COVID which is pretty ridiculous considering half the rides are shut down and none of carnival games or anything extra is open. My son, who is 6, was pretty happy to go but at times he did get bored. I wouldn't recommend going right now.
Written July 24, 2020
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Greetings, joslynl86. Thank you for taking the time to write a review -- however, given the inaccuracies in your headline and your description, we can't help but wonder if you've confused Santa's Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, with some other park? We've regularly had 17 of our 20 rides open, with a couple of very temporary exceptions, and we only have one carnival game and it has been open regularly this week. Regarding anything extra beyond rides and games, we're also operating the water park daily, Santa and his reindeer have been here every day to visit with guests, most of our food outlets and gift shops have been serving daily, and the Elfabet scavenger hunt is available daily. We're pleased to have opened two major new attractions in 2020 -- the Polar Paradise section of our water park, and the all-new Great Humbug Adventure dark ride -- and have been very happy to hear from our guests they are very appreciative of the value and pure joy they find here for the price of admission, even given the restrictions required during a global pandemic. Best wishes for safe summer.
Written July 24, 2020
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Peter Graysinp
Cos Cob, CT171 contributions
Jun 2022
I love everything about this place. Just be aware that if you come during the off-season most of the attractions are going to be closed. That means you should NOT let your kid play near any dwarves you may see in costume. I found out the hard way that they are NOT part of the act and they have bad intentions for your kids. Not sure if the staff is even aware that these guys are hanging out on their grounds. They seemed pretty dismissive of the idea when I brought it up to them.

Also, there's a load of moths that find their way into the rooms. I wonder why.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you for posting a review, although we're curious how much of the information is regarding the Santa's Village children's theme park in Jefferson, NH. The theme park itself does not have any overnight rooms to stay in, most if not all of the park's attractions are open any day the theme park is open, and the park's management team is not aware of any reports of questionable individuals in costume on the theme park grounds. There is a nearby motel and campground resort with some overlapping ownership and shared staffing, and we're confident the staff there would take any concerns regarding other guests and the lodging accommodations very seriously.
Written June 16, 2022
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Yastillgotit
MA108 contributions
Aug 2021
Our family attended this past Saturday and had a great time. I'd like to commend the employees, they are attentive, courteous, helpful and.... these days..... what I'd call normal, good kids/young adults. No blank stares, drooping mouths or grunting and pointing, etc.
We noticed how the grounds were kept very clean as well as the attractions being kept in good repair. We especially liked that since Christmas is actually a religious day that there was a chapel, wisemen and creche available so we don't forget.
Great for kids whether the ride area or the water area - all on one ticket. Another aspect of the park that speaks for itself is when you leave there is a sign which directs you to either the gift shop if you're so inclined or the exit without going through the gift shop. One thing to be aware of - when purchasing tickets - I think it's 3 years or under don't need a ticket BUT they do need a reservation. Scroll down the ticket page for that.
Written August 23, 2021
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Bob S
Pelham, NH168 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
2 nd time visiting santas village for there new years eve celebration cant say enuff its fun for all ages. There was a snowstorm the day before and they all worked hard to get the walkways cleared to pavement. Its all inclusive drinks eats snacks desserts etc. For 1 price best deal ever. Fireworks lasted 20 minutes. Just a all around great time
Written January 4, 2020
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Novamomx3
3 contributions
Jul 2020
We take our kids to this amusement park every summer and we absolutely love it! We weren't sure how good it would be in 2020, due to COVID-19, but we decided to take a chance and made a reservation. We ended up having a wonderful time! The screening process was smooth, lines were short or non-existent, and the staff was friendly. One staff member did confide to us that they've been struggling to have enough people working each day, but we would not have known. The picture with Santa was a little strange, since you had to sit on a bench 6 feet in front of Santa, but I give them kudos for finding a way to do it at all. All in all, we went on every ride multiple times, we loved the improved Great Humbug Adventure, and we still enjoyed our favorite snacks and treats. I would highly recommend this for families with children under 12.
Written August 4, 2020
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