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“Over rated”
Review of Santa Claus House

Santa Claus House
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Pretty commercialized, but worth the stop if in the area especially with kids. Santa did a great job with all who sat on his lap.

1  Thank ColoradoCapelover
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Letters from children from all over the world and they are hung all over the place! That was my favorite part, the rest was just a typical Christmas store. They had reindeer and you could get close enough to take pictures.
I would have loved if there was something other than just crap to buy, there is a lot they could do being they are THE Santa Claus house in THE North Pole (North Pole Alaska). The staff responds to thousands of letters a year, that is cool.

1  Thank hatric26
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not much more than a tourist/souvenir shop with overpriced decorations made in other countries. Not much was local Alaskan craft. Santa was there posing for pics. The reindeer outside looked like they could have been on the original Santa's sleigh. I was disappointed since I'm such a huge Christmas enthusiast but this was a let down. Sorry. Just being honest. We left just as two huge tour buses were showing up.

1  Thank Terri L
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We loved this place,even our teenage son.So much Xmas stuff to see and purchase if you want.Don't feel obligated to buy anything,the staff don't mind people browsing and taking photos inside.We had our photo taken with Santa and he's a lovely man(of course he is) There are reindeer,and a giant Santa statue outside as well.The whole area is Christmas themed so take a walk around a look at the striped light poles and even a local engineering factory with giant candy canes.Only a short drive from Fairbanks.

1  Thank AndyMOz
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is definitely a tourist trap! If you like to spend money on things for Christmas decorations, this would be a stop for you. It is only a store and nothing more.

4  Thank Eyeteach1
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