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Santa’s Village Welcomes a Festive Fleet of Airstreams
NBC Los Angeles – Nov. 5, 2021
For the team behind the merry mid-century attraction, which is located near Lake Arrowhead, has unveiled The SkyStream Resort, a collection of Airstreams situated just steps from the cottage-filled wonderland of Santa’s Village.
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Enjoy Fall Family Fun Times, Without the Frights
NBC Los Angeles – Oct. 18, 2021
Pumpkins, apples, hay mazes, puppets, scarecrows, and, yes, the occasional spiderweb, too?
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Pumpkins in the Pines fall festival returns to SkyPark at Santa’s Village
KTLA Los Angeles – Oct. 15, 2021
Brad Lofland from Skypark at Santa’s Village joined us live with details on their fall festival “Pumpkins in the Pines.”
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village in Skyforest celebrates its 66th birthday
LA Times – Jun. 19, 2021
SkyPark at Santa’s Village, the little piece of Christmas past hiding near Lake Arrowhead, is celebrating 66 years of amusement Saturday.
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Go Sky High for a Sledful of Adventure
LA Times – Oct. 3, 2020
I was relieved we had decided to camp across the highway at the SkyPark Camp + RV Resort, perched on the edge of the San Bernardino mountains, to give ourselves two days of fun. It was clear we were going to need the time. Read More…

Ax throwing, camping and Santa at Lake Arrowhead theme park
LA Times – Sept. 9, 2020
The beauty of this setup is that you can enjoy the park, or any other delights of the Lake Arrowhead area, and continue the adventure into the evening, complete with a sunset, s’mores and a sky full of stars. Read More…

Michelle and Bill Johnson named Citizen of the Year
Mountain News – Mar. 5, 2020
Opening SkyPark would not only create jobs but would bring people to the mountain which in turn would support real estate values and local businesses.
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Santa’s Village Is Now a ‘Winter Wonderland’
NBC Los Angeles – Jan. 10, 2020
Christmas may be done, but the frosty fun-making continues near Lake Arrowhead.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village Preview
KTLA Los Angeles – Dec. 11, 2019
Check out these video previews from KTLA.
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It’s a festive fall-yuletide mash-up at Skyforest.
NBC Los Angeles – Oct. 15, 2019
Nope, we’re not talking about carving jack o’lanterns on Christmas Eve, but we are singing the sweet praises of Pumpkins in the Pines, the Christmas-iest pumpkin patch in all of California, and probably beyond.
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Podcast interview with Bill and Michelle Johnson
Themed Attraction – May 24, 2019
In this episode, Mel and Freddy head up to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains where we meet the new owners of SkyPark at Santa’s Village. Santa’s Village was a small regional storybook park built in 1955 and became a go-to destination for families looking for mountain-top fun. The park closed in 1998 and would have been lost to Kitsch history if it wasn’t for the vision and passion of Bill and Michelle Johnson. Their love of outdoor and extreme sports combined with the park’s family appeal to reopen it in 2016 as Sky Park at Santa’s Village.
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Tunes in the Trees to Rock SkyPark
NBC Los Angeles – May 23, 2019
Ready to switch from snow to summery sounds? This concert series’ll pop up near the big trees, not far from Lake Arrowhead.
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Wheel-Spinners, Get Stoked: SkyPark Bike Park Opens
NBC Los Angeles – Mar. 29, 2019
Cyclists can expect “premium riding conditions” on the recently drenched trails.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Santa’s Village Way
NBC Los Angeles – Mar. 16, 2019
The Christmassy spot is making room for pots of gold and luck-filled fun.
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Nostalgic Christmas Celebrations through January 6
Mountain News – Dec. 29, 2018
The Silver Bells Ice Skating Arena at Santa’s Village is now open for the winter season.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village Is Now Fully Christmas’d
NBC Los Angeles – Nov. 16, 2018
It’s SkyPark at Santa’s Village we speak of, the beloved mid-century attraction that, after shuttering for the better part of two decades, reopened in 2016 with all of its former bells and whistles on, and then some.
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Opening day at Santa’s Village welcomes holiday guests to San Bernardino Mountains
SB Sun – Nov. 15, 2018
In addition to action activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, archery, ziplining and climbing, guests this holiday season can explore Santa’s house, workshop and post office. Christmas-themed characters such as Celwyn Claus, Princess Snowfall and Jack Frost will provide weekend entertainment.
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SkyPark Celebrates Fall Festival
Mountain News – Oct. 25, 2018
Families can enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, housed at the Pavilion, along with all the Fall festivities. Additionally, all the regular attractions will be available, including the zipline, bike park, archery, train ride and others…
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It’s a Pumpkin Party at SkyPark, Just Be Claus
NBC Los Angeles – Oct. 18, 2018
The Christmas-themed attraction will enjoy a dose of autumnal joy during Pumpkins in the Pines: A Fall Family Festival.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village
KTLA Los Angeles – Sept. 7, 2018
Several video segments of the Park featured on KTLA news.
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SkyPark Bike Fest a Blast
Mountain News – Sept. 7, 2018
The four-day Bike Fest hosted by SkyPark over Labor Day weekend presented an opportunity for the bike industry, dealers and riders to connect through bike demos, lessons, skills clinics by top athletes in the industry, and live music in a family friendly setting…
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Skate Nights Roll at SkyPark at Santa’s Village
NBC Los Angeles – August 28, 2018
Four wheels, a few spins, and mountain air? Skate on a Saturday evening at the yuletide-sweet, bike-cool attraction near Lake Arrowhead.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village Hosts Pumpkins in the Pines
Along Comes Mary – October 16, 2021
In 2016, it reopened under the name SkyPark at Santa’s Village and is thriving. Now that we have Mabel, is it any surprise we went for the opening weekend of their Pumpkins in the Pines?
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Top 10 Things to Do at Skypark at Santa’s Village
Make Life Lovely – June 25, 2021
If you’re headed to Southern California, then you definitely need to visit Skypark at Santa’s Village. We’re sharing the top 10 things to do at this fun outdoor adventure park that gets the kids active, outside, and having a wonderful time!
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Riding SkyPark
Electronic Bike Action Magazine – March 5, 2019
They’ve set up a trail system that involves the forest, with berms, wooden obstacles (including a seesaw that cantilevers as you ride across it!) and bridges, with all manner of jumps and wooden structures and berms.
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Pumpkins in the Pines- Fall has arrived at SkyPark! – October 20, 2018
With fall upon us, Pumpkin in the Pines has begun at SkyPark and you do NOT want to miss it.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village – August 25, 2018
Santa’s Village Skypark in Lake Arrowhead is a unique kind of bike park because it’s much more than just a place to ride your bike. It’s the kind of place you can take the whole family to and while you are riding the trails, the wife (or husband) can be entertaining the kids with the various attractions.
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Our SIX favorite moments of CHRISTMAS IN JULY 2018 at SkyPark at Santa’s Village!
MouseInfo – August 15, 2018
We were invited to come check out Christmas in July at SkyPark at Santa’s Village and we knew we had to jump at the chance.
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Jeremy McGhee – May 29, 2018
I heard stories of burmy trails winding through a forest in the sky where mountain bikers go to Heaven and come back. This turns out to be no lie. Sky Park in Arrowhead, CA is just that.
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Christmas in July in SkyPark at Santa’s Village! One Weekend Only!
MouseInfo – May 28, 2018
SkyPark at Santa’s Village is is very much a destination park, you’ll want to make sure to get your admission squared away before making the drive up to Sky Forest.
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Bike Park Domination – 100% SkyPark Takeover
The Loam Wolf – May 23, 2018
We’re still smiling after a fun day riding SkyPark Bike Park last weekend at the 100% takeover. When our pals at 100% asked if we had any names for the media list we knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
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Visiting SkyPark At Santa’s Village for Mountain Biking and More
Mountain Biking with Kids – Apr. 3, 2018
Ride the bike park at the renovated and revitalized SkyPark At Santa’s Village. There are several fun trails and many more fun, active attractions.
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Top 7 Reasons to Visit SkyPark at Santa’s Village
The Mother Overload – Dec. 18, 2017
SkyPark is definitely all that we remembered to be and more. Absolutely love how they were able to restore 18 of the original Santa’s Village buildings. And today, I’m excited to share everything this magical Christmas themed park has to offer. So sit back and let us walk you through some of our favorite reasons to visit.
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Our Visit to SkyPark at Santa’s Village
The Patricios – Dec. 16, 2017
There is so much to do at Santa’s Village so make sure you get there right when it opens and allow all day for fun, food, and activities!
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Experiencing The Magic At SkyPark’s Santa’s Village + Our Festive Lake Arrowhead Getaway
Pink Chanel Suit – Dec. 15, 2017
There is so much to do at Santa’s Village so make sure you get there right when it opens and allow all day for fun, food, and activities!
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Creating Holiday Memories at Santa’s Village
OC Mom Blog – Dec. 14, 2017
One of my favorite childhood memories was driving up to the mountains to spend time with my family at Santa’s Village. When I learned that Santa’s Village had finally reopened to the public last year, I wanted to bring my children, but our holiday season was too busy to make the trip. This year, I made it a priority to bring my children to experience the magic of Santa’s Village, and it was an experience that they will never forget.
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Insider Tips and Discounts to Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead
SoCal Field Trips – Dec. 3, 2017
Today, Santa’s Village creates a memorable experience for guests to savor the nostalgia of an “Old World Christmas in the Woods” with family and friends. There are many things to do and see at Santa’s Village which are included in the general price of admission.
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Visit the Southland’s North Pole!
Whole Life Times – Dec. 1, 2017
Santa is back. Located in Skyforest off Highway 18 just south of Lake Arrowhead, SkyPark at Santa’s Village once again brings the North Pole to Southern California. This outdoor adventure park first opened in 1955 – predating Disneyland. The original park closed in 1998, but just a year ago, a new, exciting version of SkyPark at Santa’s Village emerged under new ownership just in time for the Ho-Ho-Holidays.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village : An Outdoor Wonderland
No Back Home – Nov. 21, 2017
Skypark at Santa’s Village is a one of a kind outdoor adventure park that is fueled by body powered entertainment. The goal of the park is to get people outdoors, embracing entertainment and all that nature has to offer. Open throughout the year, the park is well known for it’s biking trails, hiking, fishing and more. However, as the holidays approach, the park is transformed around the theme of Santa, with Christmas themed decorations set amongst a wintery wonderland of adventure activities. It’s quite a unique setting providing a large variety of activities geared towards families, but also attracting singletons from all over Southern California with the very popular mountain biking trail and a zip line.
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Christmas Cheer at Santa’s Village- 2017 Winter Season
Shining Thoughts – Nov. 15, 2017
Christmas Cheer has filled the air once again at Santa’s Village. The moment you enter the park you are taken to a place just North of the Pole. Jingle Bells on the radio and elves around to assist you with your adventure. From Santa’s house to a rock climbing wall, there is something everyone in the family will enjoy.
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SkyPark at Santa’s Village Review
Disneyland Daily – Nov. 10, 2017
SkyPark at Santa’s Village reopened late 2016 and I visited during its first weekend. We had a blast! We’ve been back twice since then and fall in love with this park more and more each time we go.
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Skypark at Santa’s Village: Christmas Spirit Returns to the SoCal Mountains
Mommy Poppins – Nov. 6, 2017
There’s nothing like a winter day in LA, when you can see the snowy mountaintops from the traffic on the Santa Monica Freeway. It makes you want to grab a sled and head for the hills. This season brings back another way to get up there and enjoy the snow: Skypark at Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead. Christmases may come and go, but Santa’s sleigh bells keep on ringing year-round at this 230-acre, holiday-themed amusement park.
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Skypark at Santa’s Village
My Two Wheel Life – Sep. 22, 2017
To be honest I was blown away with how much the park had to offer. On a Thursday during one of the worst weather days they have had in the last 3 months it was definitely wasn’t the day to impress me, but let me tell you I was more then impressed. The park has so many activities off the bike that the entire family would be more then happy to spend the day there. The food was great and affordable.
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Fun Facts about SkyPark at Santa’s Village
Travel with the Magic – Jan. 18, 2017
Have you heard the news?? SkyPark Santa’s Village is now open!! Yes, that is correct Santa’s Village located in Lake Arrowhead, California has finally reopened after 20 long years of waiting.
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Revisit a Blast from the Past at the New Skypark at Santa’s Village
Mommy Nearest – Dec. 6, 2016
Skypark at Santa’s Village has made yet another comeback, and this one is bigger and better than ever! I was fortunate to be able to take my girls with me on opening day to experience a little of the magic once again, and I have to say, it was even better than I remembered. There is plenty to do, but here are a few must-stops during your visit to Skypark at Santa’s Village.
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Nostalgic Santa’s Village opens soon in Lake Arrowhead
Momfluential – Nov. 16, 2016
Built in 1955 as a family amusement park on the mountaintop, the park and Santa’s Village have been closed for some time. Some things are too cherished not to bring back. Young parents were waxing nostalgic and wishing for a place like Santa’s village to bring their own kids to, and finally that wish is being granted.
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