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Yule Cool Down at Skypark’s Christmas in July
NBC Los Angeles – June 3, 2018
…on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 Southern California is expecting its first scorcher of the summer over that particular weekend, but Santa, Mrs. Claus, their pup Arrow, and all of their Northwoods friends will be ready to summon snowy thoughts, if not actual snow.
SkyPark Unveils Zipline
Mountain News – Nov. 16, 2017
SkyPark Risk Manager Kari Brandt called SkyPark a “unique opportunity for people.” This is because “Customers have an opportunity to mountain bike and zipline in the same place. [Unlike Big Bear], you don’t have to go on different days and to different organizations. You can pay one price and be able to do all of it on the same day.” This includes exploring the shops and dining, creating an all-day experience for people of all ages.
Lake Arrowhead Business Owner Wins Fun Run
Mountain News – Nov. 16, 2017
Runners participated in one of three categories: 5k, 10k and Kids. According to Director of Retail Chad Barnes, the winner of the 10k run was John Stehmeier, owner of the Lake Arrowhead business Mountain Ponds and a Lake Arrowhead resident. He finished two minutes ahead of second place.
Reopened Santa’s Village Opening Day Tickets Sold Out
US News – Nov. 10, 2017
Santa’s Village, the recently reopened theme town in Southern California where it’s always Christmas, already has its present. The San Bernardino Sun says tickets for next Thursday’s opening day have sold out.
Popular SkyPark at Santa’s Village opens for the holiday season
ABC Los Angeles – Nov. 9, 2017
Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead opened Thursday and was ready to spread holiday cheer.
Zip lines, mountain biking greet Skypark at Santa’s Village guests on opening day
OC Register – Nov. 9, 2017
This year’s opening greeted the sold-out crowd with new, action-oriented attractions including a nearly 600-foot zip line, 30-foot climbing tower, and mountain biking.
Santa’s Village Opening Day: A Festive Photo Peek
NBC Los Angeles – Nov. 9, 2017
What’s that jingling in the distance, up the mountain, not far from Lake Arrowhead? Why Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, their pup Arrow, and their friends of the Northwoods are pulling into Skypark at Santa’s Village.
What to expect as Skypark at Santa’s Village opens for second season
San Bernardino Sun – Nov. 8, 2017
The iconic Christmas-themed park in the San Bernardino Mountains has added attractions for outdoor enthusiasts including mountain biking, a 30-foot climbing tower, and a 600-foot long zipline that takes visitors through a section of tall trees.
Ho, Ho, Ho: Opening Day at Santa’s Village – NBC Southern California
NBC Los Angeles – Nov. 6, 2017
Know, though, that choosing what day you’ll say hello to Kris Kringle ahead of time is probably a smart plan, reservation-wise, especially as the 25th of December draws close and the village sees a caboodle of bundled-up visitors.
Southern California’s Newest Bike Park
Bike Magzine – Oct. 13, 2017
The adventure park, Skypark at Santa’s Village, has just opened a new bike park east of Los Angeles. Still in its infancy, the bike park has nine miles of trails with plans to add more, and it caters to everybody from first-time riders to experts.
A weekend escape to Santa’s Village is not just for December anymore
NBC Los Angeles – Sep. 21, 2017
Santa never looked so good. That’s because he has been updated from the 1950s to the 21st century. At least, that’s what’s happened to the Santa Claus dwelling in Skyforest, Calif.
Skypark at Santa’s Village: Holiday Passes Now Available
NBC Los Angeles – Sep. 10, 2017
SkyPark at Santa’s Village doesn’t latch the shutters and turn off the icicle lights when Mr. Claus and his elves return to the toy-making workshop after Christmastime is over. Rather, the Lake Arrowhead-close attraction, a mid-century gem that returned in 2016 after several years off, keeps humming throughout the warmer months via a host of lively happenings.
How SkyPark at Santa’s Village is Shifting Focus now that the Holidays are over
San Bernardino Sun – Jan. 28, 2017
With the passing of its peak holiday season, the amusement park, which began in 1955 as Santa’s Village, has shifted to themed promotions, said Bill Johnson, general manager. “But Santa is still there, and so is Mrs. Claus,” he said. “We are keeping the Santa’s Village theme alive for the little kids,” he said.
It’s a retro Southern California Christmas as Santa’s Village reopens
LA Times – Dec. 3, 2016
“Just seeing the candy cane sparked all those memories,” said Michelle Mainez, 41, who grew up in Highland and could recall sitting on Santa’s lap and riding the Magic Train down Storybook Lane as a child.
Santa’s Village: Return of a Skyforest Gem
NBC Los Angeles – Nov. 10, 2016
Lots of reconstruction, updating, and building work was done on the Lake Arrowhead-close destination in the following months and years, and now there is a twinkling light on the far horizon: Santa is indeed on his way to his former mountain retreat, the one just off Rim of the World Highway, with advance tickets listed as “Available Very Soon.”
Santa’s Village in Skyforest to Reopen after 20 years
ABC Los Angeles – Oct. 24, 2016
For the first time in nearly 20 years, children will once again be able to visit Santa at Santa’s Village in Skyforest.
Revamped ‘Santa’s Village’ To Offer Zip Lines, Hiking Trails, Over 200 Local Jobs
CBS Los Angeles – Sept. 29, 2015
Plans for a Christmas-themed amusement park near Lake Arrowhead on the site of the former “Santa’s Village” moved closer to becoming a reality after officials held the first in a series of public hearings earlier this month.