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Playland will be a nostalgic, all family venue evoking the joys and wonders of the
Christmas season. Parents seeking wholesome outlets for their children's excitement
during the holiday season will be in awe of the exciting attractions and activities at
Santa's Magical Playland. Below is a listing of events and activities taking place
daily at Santa's Magical Playland:
ARTHUR comes to life as a fantastic costumed character straight from his Emmy and
Peabody Award winning PBS TV series and Marc Brown's wonderful best-selling books. Kids
and their parents love Arthur and have made him one of the most popular children's
characters in the country today. Now Arthur is appearing live and in-person.
Arthur's fans will be able to meet and greet him.
Animated Christmas Scenes:
- Reindeer Barn and Tack Room:
Children will enjoy watching the elves as they prepare the reindeer for their long,
journey around the world.
- Santa's Print Shop and Mail Room:
Santa receives large volume of mail from boys and girls from all over the world every
year. Come watch the elves that make sure Santa know who's naughty or nice.
- Candy Construction Scene:
Santa's elves are very hard at work loading up candy for all the stockings he has to
- Old Lady in Shoe:
One can only imagine all the work she has to do for the Christmas season and still
watch all those children.
- Santa's Work Shop:
Under Santa's constant supervision, the elves prepare toys for Santa to deliver.
- Alien's Visit Christmas:
Even aliens from outer space are intrigued by our preparation of the Christmas
season. Watch the aliens observe as humans get ready for the most magical time of
- Santa is Stuck:
Santa is hurrying around and not playing attention and finds himself stuck in the
- Eskimo Scene:
Come see how Santa's neighbors in the north enjoy the cold!
- Teddy Bear Factory:
One can only imagine how many teddy bears Santa has to make for all his visits to
girls and boys.
Festival of Lights:
Santa's going green! All new LED lighting will adorn the many trees and
landscaping around the stadium. Along with a multitude of lighting displays
surrounding the area. With new LED lighting, this holiday season will be 30%
brighter while consuming 70% less energy than standard light bulbs. Over a zillion
LED lights will glimmer in the darkness, displaying an amazing light show for our
Photos with Santa: Through December 23
Every child adores the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus before Christmas and tell
him what they would like for Christmas. Our professional photographers will be on
hand to take your child's photo as they experience this memorable experience.
Department 56 Village Display:
- North Pole Village (approximately 150 buildings)
Inspired by the enduring legend of Santa Claus. At the North Pole, Santa and his
elves busily work and sing, preparing all sorts of toys for children around the
world. This hand-painted porcelain series began in 1990 and the collection includes
brightly colors buildings, candy cane lamp posts and benches, and fun loving elves living
in an enchanting frozen kingdom where snow never melts and the spirit of Christmas lives
every day. While the elves make and test toys, run deliveries, and prepare Santa's
sleigh, the reindeer practice their flying skills. The town offers much to do, like
sample gingerbread, observe the night skies, or shop for greenery. The scenes here
become enduring symbols of Christmas spirit and childhood dreams, spreading joy to all.
- Dickens' Village (approximately 240 buildings)
Step back in time to gas street lamps and horse-drawn carriages. Look back to
the 19th-century of Charles Dickens and the holiday season of Victorian England. A
walk down these mystical cobblestone streets easily takes you from the city to the
countryside, keeping true to traditional Victorian themes.
Made of hand-crafted porcelain by highly skilled artisans, this series was introduced in
1984 to capture both the detail of the times and the spirit of the holidays past, present
and yet to come. Many pieces even feature animation or sound for additional
authenticity and fun. Best of all, a multitude of accessories add realism and depth
to the holiday village setting.
Other Major Attractions:
- Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
- Frosty the Snowman
- Elves in Costume
- Gingerbread House
- Christmas Carousel
- Candy Cane Lane
- Toy Soldiers and Drummer Boys
- Elves School Bus
- Jingle Bell Spin
- Lighted Archways
- Magic Acts
- Christmas Train
- North Pole Express
- Lighted Display Scenes
- Jugglers / Acrobats
- Bears Blowing Bubbles
- Numerous Photo Opportunities