July 10, 2013

Our Summer Getaway With Santa and Your Chance to Win 4 tickets to Visit Santa

Santa's Village built in 1955 is the oldest and largest family entertainment park located in Bracebridge, Muskoka. They offer lots of fun adventures for the whole family, so we can easily spend a day or two :) enjoying the activities they offer at the park. The cheery, scenic atmosphere will for sure put a smile on our face and allow us to make wonderful memories. 
We got to enjoy the park in rain and shine :) If it rains when you are there and you don't want to stick around then they will give you a free pass to use the next day.
When we enter Santa's village we get a hand stamp and every child gets to wear a cute elf hat, so they can be an "Elf for a Day". Both my children enjoyed wearing their hat the whole time. 
The roller coaster that resemble Santa's sleigh is super fun, we rode it a few times as Rudolph led the sleigh and moved us up, down and sideways. I am glad the staff at Santa's village ensures safety first and check the roller coaster multiple times before we get to ride it. If it rains the roller coaster ride is closed.
Santa's chapel on top of the hill is very scenic.
We enjoyed the entertaining village stage and participated singing along and doing the actions to the songs and stories. They have days where entertainers such as Marcus from Treehouse, Dan the Music Man and more coming in; check their site for details.
We enjoyed playing mini-golf in the cute golf area.
My children liked feeding the friendly animals in Santa's Farm. There were goats, llamas, chickens, sheep, cows and more. 
My children were excited to feed Santa's Reindeer so much that they allowed the reindeer to lick all their fingers and palms. Glad there was soap and washrooms nearby to get them cleaned :)
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, to have a chat and take pictures. The detailed Santa's house is very cute, we found it to be realistic as we imagined how Santa's house would look like with a place for him to write, the clocks etc.
At Santa's Post Office, we get a chance to write a personal note to Santa and let him know what we want :)
They have face painting and carnival games. When we play the carnival games there is a winner each time. 
We love paddle boats, so enjoyed paddling the swan on Lemonade Lagoon.
The scenic ride on the train is fun for both children and adults.
The festive looking spray and play beach is perfect to cool down during the summer heat. There is a change room right beside the splash pad.
This year, Santa's Village splash pad has tripled in size so be sure to check it out.
We enjoyed watching the cute Sleigh Ride 3D movie in their cozy theatre. We found this movie to be funny with only actions and sounds, and no dialogue.
Kids enjoyed the ATV Peddle carts, as they peddled fast around the track.
The Moonwalk bounce, Red Barron bi-plane ride, Star Kiddie dropper ride and the slow Carousel were other fun entertainment that children liked participating in. They liked it so much that they did the rides at least a couple of times before we left.
We really enjoyed Santa's Summer Sleigh Riverboat Cruise that took us on Muskoka River. It was fun to sing along to the cheery songs and enjoy the breeze during the cruise ride. Take a ride with Captain Ricky who has been riding the jet boat since 1980 this season, as it would be his final voyage into retirement. He mentioned that he will be sure to train a new "elf" into this position for next year. 
The peaceful Elves Island is spacious play area that kids will want to spend lots of time in. They also have a very cute Crayola colouring wall.
At Mrs. Claus' Bake shop, she has yummy bake goods, fudge, coffee and more for us to enjoy. If you get hungry get something to eat at Sugar plum sweet shoppe, Beavertails, Treat Retreat or Kris Kringle's Kitchen.
If you have older kids or want to be part of rides and activities like go-karts and laser tag then pay-as-you-play at Sportsland by Santa's Village; more about the fun at Sportsland in my upcoming post. 
With so many things to do, we didn't want to come back quick so we stayed over at the Santa's Village campgrounds; I will share more about our experience soon :) 
Now you know what Santa does in the summer :) Get on Santa's Nice List by signing up to get the latest news, contests and offers. 
When you sign up you will get an email right away to buy 1 ticket and get 1 admission 50% coupon to visit him this summer until September 8th.
Santa's Village nestled in Muskoka's enchanted forest is halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the 45th parallel, which is about two hours drive north of Toronto.
1624 Golden Beach Road
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1W8
Giveaway:
If you want to win a chance to check out Santa's Village for yourself, then enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below and win 4 ticketsThis giveaway is open till August 1st to everyone in Canada who can visit Santa's Village in Muskoka; here are the hours of operation
Follow all the social media links and leave comments to be eligible. Winner will have 48 hours from the time of contact to respond if they want the prize. 
Update: The winner is Stephanie L

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