Historic Southern California Theme Park Reveals 2021 Yuletide Festivities for Families

SkyPark at Santa’s Village in Skyforest, CA

Skyforest California (10/11/2021) – Since the park’s opening in 1955, the holidays have always marked a special time for SkyPark at Santa’s Village, which serves as Santa’s year-round home in the San Bernardino Mountains. This year, from November 17th through January 2nd, families and adventure-seekers can come to the Southern California park for an exciting winter wonderland getaway. SkyPark at Santa’s Village, which is open year-round, will feature an immersive holiday experience, seasonal treats, special winter activities, and adventures for adults and children of all ages.

“Christmas is always our favorite time of year,” says Michelle Johnson, the park’s Co-Owner and Creative Director. “Everyone at the park goes the extra mile to make sure everything is magical and memorable for Christmas. We have special activities, seasonal food and drink, and extra special characters and events that only come out this time of year. It’s a great place to make memories with your family and a unique way to immerse yourself in everything winter.”

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Meet Santa & Get Your Picture Taken

Upon arrival at SkyPark, head straight to Santa’s House and receive a reservation card from his Elves with a dedicated time for your own private visit! To purchase photos taken by Elves, visit the Sky Trading Co. or the Exit Shop upon leaving the park. If you happen to miss Santa in his house, he will appear nightly in a Village Tree Lighting Parade at 5:00PM. Guests will also have an opportunity to see Santa in Christmas Coachworks Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00PM – 4:00PM.

Santa’s Workshop & Post Office

Find out what Santa and his Elves do behind-the-scenes. Catch a sneak peek of where the holiday magic begins and jingle all the way over to Santa’s Workshop! Here, you’ll see where he crafts special presents for children to unwrap on Christmas morning. While you’re there, grab a toy to paint so you can take home something special from the Big Guy’s workshop itself!

Haven’t sent him a letter yet? You’re in luck! You can drop off a note to Santa in the North Pole Post Office box right next to his house to make sure he doesn’t miss you.

Cookie Decorating

National Cookie Day may be on December 4th, but Santa celebrates cookies all year long! Have yourself a tasty little Christmas and head to the Sky Trading Company for a fun cookie decorating class with Santa’s Elves. For $7 each, all Guests will receive their own cookies and single-use supplies to let their creativity (and taste buds) run wild. Come make your day a little sweeter with us daily during park hours.

Northwoods Characters

Santa’s work couldn’t be done without the help of his Elves and dear friends of the Northwoods! You’ll catch them strolling the Village throughout the day and even have another opportunity to meet them at 4:00 PM daily near the Village Tree before the Village Tree Lighting Parade. Be sure to keep an eye out for your favorites: Arrow, Princess Evi, Princess Sugar Plum, Frosty, Snap and Crumbles, and even the Big Guy himself!


Were you lucky enough to attend Pumpkins in the Pines and be wowed by Wacko the Magician? Well he was just warming up because he’s back to show you his own kind of holiday magic! Catch him daily at the Sky Pavilion and prepare to be amazed! You never know – he might be able to magically change your name from the Bad to Good List!

Another can’t miss event is the Puppet Show. Everyone is familiar with Santa, but his Elves have quite the story, too! Come hear about their world in An Elf’s Life For Me Puppet Show over in the Sky Pavilion. 

Guests can also experience the Stories of the Northwoods show and learn about the magic history of the mountain. On Fridays-Sundays, the famous Kids Imagine Nation band will thrill guests with engaging dance and song.

Fantasy Forest of Lights

There’s always been magic living in the Northwoods, but there’s something about the Christmas spirit that brings it to life for all to see. Join us for a unique, immersive experience among the trees as you wander through the Fantasy Forest of Lights nightly from 5:00PM – closing.

There’s always been magic living in the Northwoods, but there’s something about the Christmas spirit that brings it to life for all to see. Join us for a unique, immersive experience among the trees as you wander through the Fantasy Forest of Lights nightly from 5:00PM – closing.

Village of Lights Spectacular

You haven’t experienced Christmas at SkyPark until you’ve seen the dazzling display of colors and music that illuminate Santa’s Village! Make your spirits merry and brighter at the Village of Lights Spectacular every night at sundown (see schedule for exact time). No matter what age you are, it’ll be sure to take your breath away!

Ice Skating at the Silver Bells Arena

Tis’ the season for the Silver Bells Arena to transform into the mountain’s exclusive ice skating rink! You might even catch Santa out there practicing his moves in between visits at his house and workshop. Guests are welcome to complimentary skate rentals (just remember to bring thick socks!) or feel free to bring your own. Santa’s Adventure Elves are also happy to offer some pro tips and assistance! Suitable for all ability levels for ages 2+.

Seasonal Flavors

Get ready to eat, drink and be merry with Santa’s Village’s seasonal holiday drinks, snacks, meals, and treats!

Adventure Activities and Bike Park

SkyPark’s favorite everyday activities are included with the price of admission! From its popular network of mountain biking trails suited for all experience levels, to riding the Northwoods Express Train, to getting a bird’s eye view of the park on Floki’s Frozen Falls Climbing Tower, to the Royal Games (Princess Evergreen’s Archery Range, King Celwyn’s Ax Challenge or Northwoods Sharpshooter Gallery), there’s more than enough fun to go around and keep you warm all day long! Due to the nature of the mountain location, all activities are weather-permitting.

Luxury Airstream Rentals and Winter Camping at SkyPark!

Do you love to camp? SkyPark’s camp and RV resort is just across the street from the park, with sweeping vistas of the San Bernardino valley and pampering amenities. Camp in the clouds, in your tent, or RV. Don’t have an RV? Rent one of SkyPark’s vintage luxury Airstreams (at the SkyStream Resort) and get a truly themed camping experience. 

For more about SkyPark Camp + RV Resort, click here: http://skyparkcamprv.com

To purchase tickets to Santa’s Village, click here.

To visit SkyPark’s latest holiday blog, click here.

About SkyPark at Santa’s Village

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is an alpine-themed family adventure park that caters to thrill-seekers of all ages. Surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, the year-round park features a world-class mountain bike park as well as fantasy forest themed characters, attractions, self-powered rides, rustic restaurants, and shops nestled in the historic Santa’s Village theme park. SkyPark’s Northwoods offers up-close and personal time with nature as you bike, hike, fish, and climb. During the holidays, the park is transformed into Santa’s Village; with cookie decorating, carols, special character meet & greets, and the popular tree lighting ceremony. For more, visit: https://skyparksantasvillage.com