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“A great place for families with younger children”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Santa's Village

Santa's Village
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A great place for families with younger children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

With its constant Christmastime feeling and a plethora of rides for all ages, Santa's Village is the quintessential family theme park. The park is expansive, but not too big-just the right size for families. Rides and other attractions pop up everywhere, each one a blast for its visitors. (Of course, some attractions come with size and health restrictions, and some are just rough anyway. Parents or older siblings should ride with the younger kids on rides like the bumper cars or Rudy's Rapid Transit.) A good way to keep the kids entertained between rides is the Elfabet game. Each child who wants to do this goes to the "University", where they receive a card bearing their name and the alphabet. Elves corresponding to each letter are stationed in different places throughout the park, each holding a hole puncher disguised as a present. When a child puts their card in and pulls the lever, the corresponding letter is punched out of the card, signifying that your child has found that elf. It's a great way to keep the little ones satisfied between attractions. And if one of your party should get hungry, you need not fear-food vendors are situated in every nook and cranny of the park. Overall, this park is definitely worth a visit if you and your family are in the White Mountains.

Visited October 2012
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JimAtSantasVillage, Manager at Santa's Village, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thanks for the great review. We're pleased you find the park well worth the travel, and we look forward to having you visit again...
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“Better than I expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

I was dragged here with my wife, 2 kids (8 and 5) and another family. Its not cheap but worth the price for a full day if fun. Everything is very well maintained and clean. Rides varied from toddler fun to exciting rides for adventurous 10 year olds. The elfabet throughout the park kept everyone on their toes.

Even food was reasonably priced with healthy options available (salads, fruit and custom made sandwiches).

I would definitely go back!

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JimAtSantasVillage, Manager at Santa's Village, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
It's always great to hear we've exceeded expectations! Come back and see us again soon...
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great place for toddlers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were impressed by how clean and new this park was! Staff were EXCEPTIONALLY warm and friendly, food choices were awesome, healthy, and reasonable. Rides were new and nice and many great ones for toddlers/little kids. Animals were clean and obviously well-cared for. We were quite impressed!

Visited August 2012
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JimAtSantasVillage, Manager at Santa's Village, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for the impressive review - friendly people, awesome food, great rides, well-cared-for animals, clean park - you've made our day by noticing and enJOYing so many things that are so important to us.
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Canaan, Vermont
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“Fun had by All!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We brought our 3 children here for a day trip and it was soo much fun!!! It was so great that our 2 yr old could ride on all of the rides except the bumper cars. the food was pricey, but you can also bring your own food into the park which is a fantastic thing!!!
The rides were wicked fun and the park is quite large.
You must go and meet Santa. My children still talk about it =)

Visited July 2012
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JimAtSantasVillage, Manager at Santa's Village, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Sounds like your family really enJOYed your visit to Santa's Village. We hope you'll experience many more days just like it in the future...
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“Summer-2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

CHRISTMAS in August.
What more could you ask for?
Nice, clean, & people friendly park.
The workers all were extremely polite & helpful.

Visited August 2012
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JimAtSantasVillage, Manager at Santa's Village, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for the kind words, they read like poetry and mean a lot to us. Here's hoping the JOY of Christmas stays with you year 'round...
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