Santa’s Village Opening Day: A Festive Photo Peek

Ready for another season of Kringle-style sparkle? It's all happening near Lake Arrowhead.

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Skypark at Santa's Village
Santa Claus returned to Skypark at Santa's Village on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
Santa Claus returned to Skypark at Santa's Village on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
Santa's Village was long a mid-century must-do for thousands of families around Southern California. The building-filled North Pole attraction opened in 1955.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
It closed in 1998. Following major renovations, an update that kept a close eye on its years-gone-by charms, Santa's Village re-debuted in early December of 2016.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
Visiting with Mrs. Claus, Santa, and their pooch Arrow are favorite traditions.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
As is saying hello to some of the other Northwoods characters seen around the strollable village.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
The villagers lend a sparkly spirit as you stroll among the chalets sipping cocoa or eating a Christmassy pastry.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
Paying a visit to Santa's House? Be sure to "...catch a glimpse of Santa's throne and his desk — each hand-carved from the timber found in the Northwoods."
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Skypark at Santa's Village
Santa's list is legendary, as everyone knows. But kids can make their own lists at Santa's Village, and there is a special mailbox where letters to Mr. Claus may be deposited.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
A closer peek at Santa's hand-carved desk. Surely that handsome globe helps the Christmas Eve traveler plot his busy course around the planet?
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Skypark at Santa's Village
There are a few separately ticketed happenings during the yuletide season, including Breakfast with Santa and Tea with Mrs. Claus.
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Skypark at Santa's Village
What jolly adventures will you have in the coming weeks? Santa's Village is now open at Skypark through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
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