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    Welcome to Santa's Village

    Welcome to Santa's Village in Jefferson NH
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Welcome to Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    Santa's Village in New Hampshire Offers Enchanting Fun for Families

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village. This enchanting amusement park, located high in the White Mountains in Jefferson, New Hampshire, puts families in the holiday spirit from Memorial Day weekend through late October, and it reopens in mid-November for special weekend and holiday dates of magical (if chilly!) fun through December.

    I visited Santa's Village with my husband and 3-1/2-year-old daughter in July of 2006 and took these pictures, which will give you a preview of the park. Come along on this photo tour, and I'll also share a few tips and tidbits that will help you plan your visit.

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    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    A Nostalgic Amusement Park

    Santa's Village in New Hampshire's White Mountains - Picture of Santa's Village
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Santa's Village, a family amusement park in New Hampshire's White Mountains, has enchanted families since 1952. When we visited in 2006, we were impressed by how well the park is maintained. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    The Elfabet Game

    Santa's Village NH Picture - Elfabet Game - A is for Alphie
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire There is so much to entertain young children at Santa's Village. In addition to rides, there are activities like the Elfabet Game. Find elves A to Z, starting with Alphie just inside the Santa's Village entrance, and win a prize. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    The Skyway Sleigh

    Santa's Village NH Photo - The Skyway Sleigh
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Here's a tip: when you arrive at Santa's Village, go straight to the Skyway Sleigh ride. It's one of the amusement park's most popular rides, and it takes you on an aerial tour of the park that will allow you to plan the rest of your day. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Fly Like Santa

    Santas Village NH - Loopin' Louie's Flying School Ride
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire If your kids are fans of the Dumbo ride at Disney World, they'll love Loopin' Louie's Flying School at Santa's Village in New Hampshire... and you'll love the fact that the lines at this family amusement park are never as long as those at Disney!. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Reindeer Barn

    Reindeer Barn at Santa's Village New Hampshire - Picture
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire This beautiful building at Santa's Village in New Hampshire is summer home to some of the world's most famous reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Rudolph, however, must have his own private villa somewhere. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Meet Dasher and Dancer

    Meet Dasher and Dancer and the Rest of Santa's Reindeer at Santa's Village in NH - Reindeer Photo
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire You know Dasher and Dancer... but do you know how much fun it is to feed them crackers at Santa's Village in New Hampshire?. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Feeding the Reindeer

    Feeding the Reindeer at Santas Village in Jefferson New Hampshire
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Feeding the reindeer at Santa's Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, made my 3-1/2-year-old daughter squeal. She was at a perfect age to enjoy this family amusement park in the White Mountains. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    A Thrill for Little Ones

    Meet Reindeer Up Close at Santa's Village in New Hampshire's White Mountains
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire It's a thrill for little ones to meet Santa's reindeer up close at Santa's Village in New Hampshire's White Mountains. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Reindeer on Vacation

    Reindeer Picture - Santa's Reindeer at Santa's Village in New Hampshire
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Even reindeer deserve a summer vacation. At Santa's Village, reindeer like the one in this picture rest up before their big night of flying around the globe. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Antique Cars

    Antique Cars at Santa's Village in New Hampshire
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Kids of all ages enjoy driving the antique cars at Santa's Village in New Hampshire. They run on a track, so parents can sit back and allow the little ones to take the wheel. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Rear View

    Santa's Village - View from Antique Car at this New Hampshire Family Amusement Park
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire My daughter loved driving an antique car at Santa's Village while Mommy sat in the back seat snapping photos. Here is the view out the rear window of our antique vehicle. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    The Pixie Mix

    Santa's Village NH Photo - The Pixie Mix Ride
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire We visited Santa's Village in New Hampshire when my little girl was 3-1/2, and she loved every kiddie ride at the amusement park, including this one: The Pixie Mix. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Cool as a Day at the North Pole

    Water Ride at NH Santa's Village - Red Hot Racer Picture
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire Water rides make a summer visit to Santa's Village as cool as a day at the North Pole. This water ride is called Red Hot Racer, and it is tame enough even for little kids. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Yule Log

    Yule Log Picture - Log Flume Ride at Santas Village New Hampshire
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire The Yule Log--the log flume ride at Santa's Village in New Hampshire--starts out gently before it makes a big splash. I hate the sensation of falling, so I took pictures while my husband and daughter had a thrilling ride. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    Fun for Big Kids, Too

    Santa's Village NH Yule Log Ride
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire The Yule Log, a log flume ride at Santa's Village in New Hampshire, is one of the thrills that will appeal to older children and parents, too. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.

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    A Visit with Santa Claus

    A Visit with Santa Claus - Photo of Santa Claus at Santa's Village NH
    ••• A Photo Tour of Santa's Village in New Hampshire A visit with Santa Claus will be a highlight of your family's day at Santa's Village in New Hampshire. We were so impressed when Santa spoke beautiful, fluent French to the little Canadian girls in front of us in line. My daughter asked Santa for books. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    If you think it's a shame that Christmas only comes once a year, plan a family trip to Santa's Village in New Hampshire.