After a year in operation, SkyPark at Santa’s Village welcomed in its first official full holiday season this month and it packs even more experiences set in the beautifully picturesque Sky Forest near Lake Arrowhead.
We were invited to check the park out again this year and were pleased to find a whole bunch of new things to see and do. From Zip Lines and Bungees to Archery and Bike/Hike trails, there’s a whole lot to explore for the 2017 holiday season. And almost ALL of it is included with your admission — Yes, even the Zip Line and Archery!
Is it worth it? Your mileage will vary based on your expectations. If you’re expecting a carnival of kitschy attractions this is not the spot for you. SkyPark at Santa’s Village is first and foremost an adventure park. Make your own story by following your own path. Make it as laid back or adventurous as you want. Most experiences are included with park admission so it’s a matter of knowing exactly what’s in store and making the most of the plentiful offerings in the park.
Ready to Start?
SkyPark at Santa’s Village is an adventure park in the great wide outdoors. That means plenty of opportunities to carve out a unique day. That also means a whole lot of liability issues so before you can really dive into your adventure, you’ll have to sign a waiver! If you didn’t do it ahead of time you can use kiosks at the entrance and be on your merry way.
New Attractions for Everyone
Fantasy Forest Trail
For those with more modest expectations of adventure in their day, there’s the easy Fantasy Forest Trail.
The trail starts at the north end of the park.
Travel through a gorgeous picturesque Sky Forest with peeks back into Santa’s Village.
The trail ends at the south of the park. But it all gets a little more mystical once the sun starts to set. The Fantasy Forest Trail at dusky twilight is even more magical once the lights turn on!
Bike Park and Hiking Trails
There’s actually a bunch of hiking and bike trails now in Santa’s Village. From trails for beginners to double black diamond, find your skill level and enjoy the natural beauty of Sky Forest.
Yes, there’s a Zip Line that takes your right through the forest in and around Santa’s Village!
Serrano Archery Range
Live out your Avengers Hawkeye or Brave Merida dreams with a bow and a quiver full of arrows!
New Attractions for Little Ones
Not as extreme as it sounds, little ones can hop a trampoline and get some major air time.
Sure, it’s just a play ground but it has a mini zipline and some adorable play areas.
Pedal power around the Siver Bell’s skating rink.
Nightly Tree Lighting
Santa’s brother Celwyn Claus introduces Santa and his enchanted forest friends for the evening tree lighting.
Various entertainment can be seen here on a rotating basis. When we were there on opening day for this holiday season, we saw Wacko the elf do some fun magic.
Mrs. Claus’ Tea Party
Advanced reservations are required and are close to sold out for the rest of the year. Tea and snacks with Mrs. Claus, how can you pass it up? A separate fee is required for this experience, $15 per person.
Adorable Christmas china is used for the serving. Plus there’s Boas, hats, and costume pieces to help you get into a posh mood.
Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a holiday buffet breakfast with the big man himself Enjoy Santa’s favorite holiday themed breakfast treats including Reindeer Pancakes, Snowman Waffles, Elves Special Egg Casserole, Breakfast Meats, and Fresh Fruit. Drinks, like Juice and Milk and Mrs. Claus’ Special Hot Chocolate! A separate fee is required for this experience, $30 per person.
Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Decorating
Take your pick of a Gingerbread Man or House then go nuts bringing it to life! A separate fee is required for this experience, $10-15.
This quick service window offers bread bowls with chili or the soup of the day.
These cute little elf coaches are actually old transport vehicles from an old attraction in the former life of Santa’s Village.
Last year when we visited Santa’s Village, this quaint little spot wasn’t open. The unassuming cabin with its cute little bike details is home to a cozy little pub with a big screen television showing the latest sports.
Plenty of bike racks so you can get a drink after your ride.
Santa and Mrs. Claus aren’t the only enchanted friends you’ll find in the village. You might run into Santa’s faithful companion Arrow. You might also find his brother Celwyn (King of the Northwoods and master storyteller) or his daughter Princess Evergreen. There’s also Princess Sugar, Twinkle the Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the reindeer and more! You might even bump into expert storyteller CJ Kufflebug who skips all around the magical realm.
More to See
The whole park is absolutely stunning and we spotted tons more beautiful areas to explore.
Plus Everything Else!
That’s just the stuff that’s NEW this year! What else is there to enjoy? Santa’s House, Polar Express, Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Mining Co., Frozen Falls Climbing Tower, Silver Bell’s Ice Skating, and Magic Tree Bouldering Room. For eats, you still have Gatherings restaurant, Gingerbread Bakery, Kingle’s coffee shop, and K’s Kandy Kitchen.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village at Night
There’s a smattering of stardust from the north star lighting up the pathway to Santa’s house at night.
See it for Yourself
SkyPark at Santa’s Village is is very much a destination park, you’ll want to make sure to get your admission squared away before making the drive up to Sky Forest.
- Adults (Age 13-59): $59
- Age 4-12 (and 60-79): $49
- Under 3 (and over 80): FREE
Group rates are also available.
Visit skyparksantasvillage.com for tickets and more info!