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Santa's Workshop, North Pole

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  • I think this place is magic for the young. I did find it a bit run down and dated. It could use a professional manager to bring it up to speed. The little ones will be charmed, and thrilled to meet th...  more »
  • I recommend to all ages -you have to experience it first hand -and check out whiteface mountain while you're at it  more »
  • We were staying in Lake Placid the last week in August and looking for some fun things to do. I came across Santa's Village which was about 30 minutes away from our Hotel. I would just say make sure y...  more »
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  • We like to go to Lake Placid a lot and this is the first time we have brought both of our kids (1 & almost 4). Decided to take a short trip north to check out Santa's Workshop and I have to say it was perfect for our kids. I must give great accolades to the excellent staff and performers (especially Sam and Sandy, the rag dolls). They made my daughter's visit very enjoyable and entertaining. Every character we encountered went above and beyond to make my kids smile and laugh and truly believe they were at the north Pole. Also, Santa spent a good amount of time interacting with our kids and he does a great job in that role. My daughter did believe he was the real deal and not a stand in, shopping mall "helper." You have to check your expectations at the door...or the North Pole Post Office which serves as the entrance. This park is not new and it shows, although I do think the ownership and staff take very good care of the place and grounds. Experience this place as you would though the eyes of a small child that still believes. The target audience is most definitely children in the pre-K to early grade school range and the staff and performers do a great job catering to that crowd. All in all, I think we got a good value and stayed for about 2.5 - 3 hours. It makes me feel good to see a place like his still around, especially one that does add to the economy in that area. Most smaller amusement parks have disappeared over the last few decades. If you have smaller children and are looking for a fun morning or afternoon filled with Christmas, give this place a shot. If you go in not expecting Disney World theatrics and enjoy this place for the sweet little slice of Americana that Santa's Workshop really is, you will not be disappointed.
  • It's a page from your childhood!!! A magical place to enjoy summer AND winter fun!! Santa and the elves make it a JOLLY good time for children of all ages!!
  • We had a great time at a Christmas in July weekend. Unfortunately, my 7 year old son was taller than the 48" limit on about 1/2 of the rides. Still, we enjoyed the magical experience of visiting Santa! It's a relatively small park, but I have fond memories visiting myself as a kid and had fun bringing my own children this summer. I don't think much has changed in the past 25+ years!
  • Sad that they don't allow dog. Which they are our family members. They should put that on there website and put Fun for Human family members only
  • Little pricey and a little run down in some areas. However, we had a great time. Santas village is very cute and there was lots to do. I will say that the elf "Woody" was in the toy shop today and he was less than pleasant. He wants helping the magical expiernece for kids. The bake shop is wonderful and santas house was awesome. Plan on about three hours to be there. I was disappointed that the Village of Lights is another admission (although cheaper than a regular admission) I purposely came on a Sunday thinking it was all included.