When can you see Santa other than in December? Of course you can visit him at the North Pole, but since elves are the only ones allowed in Santa’s workshop, you might want to try another route.
Santa’s Land is located in Cherokee, North Carolina and even though the park isn’t open year round, you can always visit during the spring, summer and fall months in which it is open to the public.
From May until the end of October you can visit Santa, have fun on the various rides, and see the animals here at Santa Land.
Santa’s Land is located at 571 Wolfetown Road.
Hours do vary depending on what day you come, but generally speaking, they are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You might need to check their site, here, for further information on hours.
I remember going to Santa’s Land when I was younger. I don’t really recall too much about it, but since my son is the same age I was when I went, I would like to take him there.
Santa Land is in a good location. Cherokee has a lot of various Native American attractions, and Cherokee is situated near Maggie Valley and Asheville, which are both popular areas for vacations.
Unless you have a child who is under the age of 2, expect to pay $19.99 per ticket. While this isn’t a huge fortune to pay, remember that this place has been around a long time, so a lot of the rides and buildings are in need of some updating, but younger kids probably won’t pay too much attention to some needed painting.
I do not recommend this to anyone without kids or who have older kids who like the thrill rides and shows of the more popular theme parks as this might be a letdown. Use your own discretion and you probably won’t be disappointed by this quaint little park in the mountains.
Not only can you visit Santa and have your picture taken with him for a small fee, but you can also see various animals.
While the animals here won’t be found at the North Pole, it is fun to see some scattered around the park.
Sheep, rabbits, and pigs are here. They also have deer and goats which you can feed. You need to bring some change in order to use the feeding machines, so don’t forget!
They also have a show featuring some cute baby bears that has several show times during the day.
There are a few carnival type rides for younger children, a small rollercoaster, and a carousel for all to enjoy.
There is of course, a gift shop as well as a candy shop where they have fudge and things of that nature.
Several times throughout the season you can also enjoy music in the form of Bluegrass being played.
Overall, this is just a very small amusement park with a more carnival type feel. All of the rides and structures seem to be from another place that updating and time have forgot. Little children under the age of 8 might enjoy this attraction, but keep your hopes fairly low as it is not one of those famous Orlando, Florida parks.
If you are visiting the Cherokee or Asheville areas, than you might want to check them out on their website, or just venture out and spend a good $20 a ticket to enjoy some Christmas fun.