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Address: 324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy, North Pole, NY 12997-1910
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+1 518-946-2211

Santa's Workshop opened in 1949 and is one of the original Theme Parks....

Santa's Workshop opened in 1949 and is one of the original Theme Parks. Today it is the oldest operating Theme Park in the United States. Santa's Workshop has remained true to its original design to allow children of all ages to use the facility, cast and the child's own imagination to create the fantasy of Santa's Workshop. You will not find large amusement rides or high tech gagdits, but you will visit with Santa, pet and feed his live Reindeer Team, play with all of Santa's Helpers and even touch the frozen North Pole. Turn the clock back to when you were a child, and your imgaination and spirit of Christmas where all you needed to help make your fantasy come true.

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Dream world for a small child

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brasher Falls, New York
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Brasher Falls, New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 the real Santa, and touch the "north pole".

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Strykersville, New York
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133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I recommend to all ages -you have to experience it first hand -and check out whiteface mountain while you're at it

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Freeport, New York
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

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 your kids are young. There were a couple of rides my 7 year old was too tall to ride. Kids enjoyed... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visited with friends over thanksgiving weekend, this place is great! Its kind of dated but thats what gives it such unique appeal! Its outdoors so you need to dress warm but there are little houses and shops to go in and warm up or get some hot chocolate and cookies. They have santa's house where you can get your pic... More 

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Queensbury, NY
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you want to take children to a place that they will never forget, this is it. As adults we might expect more as this is not a Six Flags park but it makes up for it with the nostalgic theme, Yes this park need some upgrading but the children don't notice as they are so excited to see where... More 

Thank happyinLG
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of 11 arrived about noon on the last opening day. It was cold and very icy. The steps and entrance was not shoveled or salted for safety. The admission is $22.99 for 2 and up. It seems steep since even an our old couldn't ride some of the rides. The place was in nice condition with the characters... More 

Thank lovemytan
White Plains, NY
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a good time and we love seeing our kids and the other kids having so much fun (our kids are 5 and under). The place is built at the foot of Whiteface Mountain, so you go up and down the hills to go from 1 ride to another. There was fresh snow when we went, so it really... More 

1 Thank RRTraveler101
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Didn't really know what to expect from their website. Very quaint and cool for those in the holiday spirit. It was lightly snowing the day we visited so it just added to the fun. I would definitely not go here with the expectation of rides as they are for only those children under 48 inches and maybe a total of... More 

Thank Róisín F
Elmira, New York
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was nice for the little ones, but it is really hard to spend 4 hrs in this amusement. Also,we feel that staying 25 minutes from the park, in Lake Placid was actually the smart way to go. There was a lot more things to do and more and better places to eat. And cheaper. You don't really get anything... More 

Thank Robert R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was a little hesitant after reading some negative reviews here, as this was almost a four hour trip from home, but we decided to give it a try. All of the workers were perfectly friendly and pleasant. I can't tell you how many times they said Merry Christmas to us, and they talked to us, and helped our kids... More 

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