Santa's Village



I found this amazing website and was so excited. I started to plan my next vacation. I was going to go visit my brother and sister, see the Red Wood Forest and stop by and see Santa at one of his Villages in California. BUT sadly I found out that Santa had closed these magical places years ago. I am quite devastated; who among us would not want to go to Santa's Village? OH the sad sad agony! 


At some point these magical places had really been a family favorite event. The Villages turned into parks with rides and other magical places to explore. Even the Easter Bunny had a vacation home there!



There were places to shop, beloved characters to meet and rides to loose your lunch on!
Where did the magic go!?


12 comments:

jojo-caramel said...

Ooohh I would love Santa's village ! It's very very sweet ! What funny coincidence ! I wrote a post this morning concerning a banana slug visiting me from California :)
I love the mushrooms, the little houses, the colors...

vanessaann said...

aww,,, thats so sad, the pictures look like so much fun!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is sad. The place looked cool! If I lived close I would have taken my children!

Karin said...

I used to live in the same area as that park. It closed oh, so many years ago but they left the signs up forever.
It does look so magical, so sad when those things disappear.
Thanks for posting about Santa's Village, makes me think of home.

:) ~karin

jacqueline said...

Oh Santa's village look so fun!! So mafical. Sad that is closed down. >_< Thanks for sharing this!

Creative Life Diary said...

I went there when I was little.....many moons ago!!!
It was so much fun...thanks for sharing...it brought back so many memories!!

Christy said...

What a sweet happy place. Sorry to hear that it has closed. Would have been a great place to visit.

Val said...

I'm so glad I checked out your blog today, Chelsea Ann. Those village houses are amazing. :)

valerie said...

i've been thinking how fun it would be to be an elf... living there would make that especially true!

i'm so sad i won't be oregon and washington this weekend! i really thought i'd get to go. i'm jealous that curtis is traveling up the west coast. i hope you're doing well!

creative breathing said...

Hi Chelsea, Thanks for the memories! I had Story Book Land just like this in my childhood. It didn't take much to excite children back then. You have to go back and read the post above the picture, then you will understand why we aren't smiling! Thanks for the visit! E

Chelsea Ling said...

omg that looks amazing!!! we have a snat'as village here... but it sucks and is creepy lol.

Dawn/wolfmom2ac said...

I remember Santa's Village!! when I was about 5 my family and I went to this Village! I still have the pictures some where! There was also a Santa's Village here in Southern California that got snow every year! Sadly this Santa's Village also closed down. I took my oldest to Santa's Village when he was 5 also!
Thank you for the memories!