Typically open May through December, Santa’s Village lets families celebrate the holidays throughout the summer, fall and into Christmas. Christmas- and winter-themed rides and entertainment are geared towards kids under 13, but are fun for the whole family. Highlights include Elf University (a park-wide scavenger hunt), Reindeer Rendezvous (where you can feed real reindeer) and Santa’s Home (where you can meet the man himself). There’s a water park open during warmer months, animated movies, light shows and plenty of dining options.
New Hampshire is truly an ideal place for a family vacation. Filled with natural wonder and low- or no-cost family friendly activities (think beaches and scenic drives [link to each list]), the state is perfect for families looking to take a break from busy urban life. Whether you’re helping the little ones release some pent-up energy with a good old fashioned romp outside or you’re sneaking in a little learning at a museum, the Granite State is a fantastic destination for kids of all ages to discover. From the best cultural institutions and parks to one-of-a-kind, old-school attractions, New Hampshire is overflowing with child-friendly offerings that keep grownups just as occupied as the wee ones.
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Santa's Village: part of the 'How I Live Free' series by Visit New Hampshire.