Winter Wonderland 2023 Delights Guests at SkyPark at Santa's Village

It’s the coldest part of the year, and that means it’s time for frosty activities at SkyPark at Santa’s Village! Now through March 12th, the park offers enchanting Winter Wonderland outdoor adventures, seasonal characters, special entertainment, the Snow Quest scavenger hunt, and more!

A Day Pass to SkyPark at Santa’s Village includes activities such as rock climbing, archery, ax throwing, ice skating(weather permitting), pedal cars, the NorthWoods Express Train Ride, and Winter Wonderland’s Snow Quest. You’ll also be able to attend the Wacko Show, puppet shows, and Stories of the NorthWoods. For additional fees, craft activities such as cookie decorating are also available.


- SnowQuest Scavenger Hunt

Can you help Princess Snowfall find the lost magic snow crystals? Without the magic snow crystals, the winter princess cannot create the storms in the NorthWoods which provide water to the trees and help quench the thirst of all the animals. To participate, pick up a game card in the Admissions building. If you can complete your quest, you’ll receive a special surprise! Born on an ice-cold winter day, Princess Snowfall is the daughter of King Crispin and Queen Iclyn Frost. She and her brother, Jack Frost, only appear in the village during the coldest months of the year when the weather is perfect for snow.

- Rock Climbing

Learn to ice-climb on our 30 foot tower! Adventurers of all ages can experience the excitement of scaling a glacial wall, without the risk of frostbite. If you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view of the park. All climbing equipment is provided, and the auto-belay will get you to the ground safely after you have conquered this frozen challenge.

- Archery

Princess Evergreen invites you to practice your archery skills at her private outdoor range. Our trained Adventure Crew team members will give you a basic lesson, then send you off to practice. With precise aim and a strong arm, you too might prove worthy of being knighted by the King of the NorthWoods.

- The NorthWoods Express Train Ride

Patterned after the original Santa’s Village train ride, this electric-powered train takes you on a tour through our beautiful Meadowlands. Discover a whole new world of flora and fauna as the train meanders through this unique alpine ecosystem. The train picks up at the Train Depot, which is located at the entrance to the Meadowlands. It makes a stop midway for Fly Fishing and the NorthWoods Hiking Trail.

- Ice Skating

Did you know we have the mountain’s only outdoor ice rink? One of the most exciting attractions at SkyPark at Santa’s Village is Silver Bells Arena. Park admission includes ice skating and skate rentals. Bring the whole family along and enjoy gliding and sliding in the fresh, open air. We have brand new ice skates for kids as young as 2 years old up to adult size 15.⁠

- Entertainment*

A visit is never complete without catching our famous puppet shows, Stories of the Northwoods and Wacko the Magician! You’ll also see Santa and friends like Arrow, Frosty, Queen Wysdom, Princess Snowfall, Jack Frost, Tinsel, Ullr and CJ Kuffelbug. Find our beloved Northwoods characters roaming the village greeting guests throughout the day.

*Please check the Entertainment Schedule in Admissions on the day of your visit for current showtimes.

- Snow Play (weather permitting)*

This special time of year provides fresh snow throughout our mountains. When Princess Snowfall delivers a hearty amount of snow, additional activities like snowshoeing, sledding and snow play will be available! Guests are welcome to use our complimentary sleds and snowshoes, but may also bring their own.

*Please note that snow play activities are weather permitting.

- Seasonal Food & Beverage

There’s nothing quite like a hot beverage in the winter to really put some pep in your step. Keep yourself warm and cozy with new winter flavors from Kringle’s Coffee & Gifts and the Gingerbread House Bakery & Sweet Shoppe! And don’t forget to stop by St. Nick’s for our rotating selection of savory soups and chili to fuel your afternoon of adventure.

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- Dress warmly in Winter attire! Beanies, gloves and non-slip waterproof footwear are highly recommended to ensure your comfort. And should you forget anything at home, the Sky Trading Co, the Bike Shop and the Exit Shop will have just what you need!

- Prior to your departure, check with Caltrans on current road conditions on their website here.

- Plan for extra travel time on the roads. With so many people excited to see the snow, traffic will build up coming up the mountain. Give yourself some extra time and take it slow.⁠

- Always carry chains/traction devices for your vehicle when traveling to the mountains in the winter months⁠


Day Pass tickets are $59 (ages 13+) and $49 (kids age 4-12, seniors age 60-74). Kids 3 and under/seniors 75+ always receive complimentary Park admission.


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