Skypark At Santas Village Guide. Tips & Everything You Need To Know
Updated: May 4
Have you heard of Skypark At Santas Village? My little family and I were invited to experience Skypark At Santas Village for the first time this holiday season. It was everything I expected and MORE! We drove up for the day and we opened and closed the park. There is so much to enjoy! I'm going to share all about our experience as well as some tips for all those planning to visit or considering a visit during this holiday season. These tips are what helped us make the most out of our visit and hope they will help you as well. Looking for an overnight cabin? I've shared some great cabins options down below.
Why You Should Visit
Skypark at Santas Village is exactly what they call themselves, a Nostalgic Christmas in the Woods. There are trees, festive decor, and the beautiful sounds of nostalgic holiday music playing all throughout the adventure park. There is something to do for all ages. You can come with the family, friends, or even plan a day date. Makes for a full fun filled day. Everyone is bound to have a great time and you will see exactly why on the next paragraphs.
Things To Do
Im going to start by answering a question many have asked, "Are all the activities you did included in an admission ticket?". The answer is Yes! All activities we did during our visit are included with a General admission ticket. There are a few things that do have a nominal fee like crafts and bike rentals but everything I will be sharing is included. Trust me, there is tons to do so there is absolutely no need to pay any additional fees aside from food/snacks.
You can't visit Santas Village without visiting everyones favorite guy! We were able to have a private chat with Santa in his beautiful North Pole Cabin. Inside you can tell him what you'd like for Christmas as well as take professional photographs. The picture is an additional fee HOWEVER, they allow you to take your own pictures and will even take them for you. Thats what we did! Inside the cabin is a mailbox where you can send in your list or write Santa a nice thank you note for last years gifts, so bring that with you ahead of time. There are 2 ways to see Santa, sign up for a reservation upon arrival or use the standby line at your convenience.
TIP: There were lines all day long! On arrival make a reservation. It will save you time. If you don't care for Ziplining make this your first stop to make a reservation, If you want to zipline this will be your second stop and I'll tell you why down below.
Ice Skating was another fun activity we got to do. What else screams winter and holidays like ice skating right?! We enjoyed it so much we did it during the day and went back for a second time at night. Skate rentals are included and there is no need for reservations. You are free to ice skate for as little or as long as you'd like.
TIP: Make sure you bring some thick socks but some are available for purchase.
The Wacko Show is a magic show that left us all speechless. All the kiddos were laughing and in awe as well as us parents. Wacko really gets the audience involved which added to the fun of the show. Definitely a good way to rest a little while having a good laugh.
The Village Tree Lighting Parade was another favorite. Right as the sun started setting we got to see all of the fun characters as well as Santa in a parade and then with the help of the audience, the beautiful Village Christmas tree lite up beautifully.
TIP: Show times can vary so make sure you check your entertainment QR code on arrival. You can find that right at the entrance even before entering the park.
Northwoods Characters were roaming around the park throughout the day and were very friendly and willing to take pictures. Alexias favorite was Arrow and we even brought a toy stuffed Arrow home. Why Arrow you ask? Well if you know my daughter, you know she loves dogs so her attention immediately went to this character. We got this awesome picture by the tree with most of them.
The Northwoods Express Train ride is the perfect way to explore the the Land of Sweets. We saw visitors riding the train all times of the day, specially the smaller little visitors or those train fanatics. Closed toed shoes are required to ride the train.
We all decided we wanted to add a little adventure to our festive day, and what better way to do that then with ziplining 30 feet above the forest floor! We all did it and absolutely loved it. It was a first for all 3 of us and felt completely safe with all the precautions they took. It was such a great experience. Harnesses are provided for full safety of all age groups. If you are a thrill seeker this is a MUST. Requirements: you must weigh 60-250 pounds and have closed toe shoes.
TIP: This is known to be the FIRST thing that fills up at the park. Immediately on arrival head straight to make your reservations. Per Skypark employees, reservations have been known to fill up for the whole day within 30 minutes of the park opening. On arrival we walked straight to make these reservations and it worked out perfectly.
Right after Ziplining we headed straight to Ax throwing, Archery and to do some shooting. It was a great way to follow our adventurous zip lining and keep the adrenaline going. Ax throwing is for ages 12 and up, Archery 6 and up and shooting is 3-8 accompanied by an adult. It was tons of fun! We also had fun hopping into a pedal car to zoom through the ice cave to continue being adventurous. For this, helmets are provided and as with most of the park activities, closed toe shoes are required.
Think we did a lot? Well there was more. Yes, theres actually other activities and shows we didn't get to see or do that are included in your admission ticket. Told you there was tons of things to do! Definitely makes for a fun filled day. If you want to see additional activities not mentioned above, you can head on over to Skypark At Santas Village Website . Just gives us more of a reason to come back soon!
Food & Drinks
Of course all these fun activities made us hungry and there was absolutely no lack of delicious food, snacks, or drinks. I'll share what we went with as well as the rest of the options available.
The Gingerbread House Bakery & Sweet Shoppe: This was our first treat stop and I'm so glad it was. We each had a cookie and I of course had the gingerbread man, I just couldn't resist his cuteness. Everything in the shop looked delicious and it did not disappoint. We all also got a drink! We went with the gingerbread hot chocolate and the peppermint hot chocolate. Both were delicious but we all agreed that the peppermint was our favorite. It was the perfect drink & treat after we saw Santa.
We decided to have Billy's BBQ House for an early dinner and it was delicious. We are all BBQ fans so the moment we smelled the BBQ and saw a tray of perfectly cooked brisket, we all knew this is where we would be eating. Meat was tender and the BBQ sauce was savory. My daughter LOVED the mashed potatoes too.
St Nicks Patio and Grille : This restaurant had such awesome outdoor patio seating and we even relaxed with a pizza and some drinks around the firepit.
The Pedal Pub: 21 and over listen up! This is an indoor outdoor pub with crafts brews and specialty drinks. We ordered from the holiday inspired menu and went with a Merry Mule , Santas Sangria, and a Jack Daniels with hot apple cider. All were tasty but both hubby and I agreed that the Nightcap (Jack Daniels/hot apple cider) was our favorite. That is by no means my usual drink of choice but the hot apple cider made a world of a difference. Perfect for our chilly evening.
Other food/drink options available: Kringles coffee and gifts and The Lunch Box. We walked into the Lunch Box and looked great for handcrafted sandwiches, paninis and Ice cream.
Things To Know Before You Visit
Some tips I have mentioned above but are all worth mentioning again in this section. These all helped make our day go super smooth, with no wait times or delays of any kind. Im sharing them in hopes that you will find them helpful and help answer some questions you might have.
Arrive 30 minutes before opening time. We arrived at 9:30, park was opening at 10am and there was already a decent line. This will help guarantee some reservations.
Everyone entering the park requires a waiver. Make sure you do them online before arrival otherwise you will need to make a separate line in the morning before entering the park.
Purchase tickets online ahead of time. Days do sell out, in fact some already have, so if you have a date in mind don't wait and book now
On arrival if you want to zipline go straight to make that reservations FIRST. Right after that go make your Santa Reservations SECOND.
If you plan to purchase or want to see any of the professional Santa Pictures taken, DO NOT wait until the end when everyone else wants to see them. Save some time and go look at them in the middle of the day to avoid any lines at the end of the day.
This is an all day visit. There is tons to do. Get your moneys worth and plan to spend the whole day at this outdoor festive adventures park.
Most activities required closed toe shoes so save yourself a headache and just wear closed toe shoes on the day of your visit.
During this time of year it is very chilly in the morning and at nights. Wear layers and come dressed for chilly nights and lots of walking.
Entrance Fee/ Address
Santas Village Day Pass Adult $69, Child (ages 4-12) $59
Parking is free
Address: 28950 California 18, Skyforest, CA 92385
This has definitely become a new yearly tradition for our family. We highly recommend it. It made for the perfect festive and adventurous day. In addition to all the fun I mentioned, the park was spotless and every single employee we came across was so nice and happy to answer any questions. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience or day. Hope you will get the opportunity to visit this season!
Where to say
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