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Winter Travel Destination: The North Pole Experience

Stories of Santa Claus and his helpers, diligently preparing their Christmas Eve deliveries, inspire a special kind of wonder in our little ones. Children eagerly await the end of the year as an opportunity to send their letters to Santa or to sit on the cheery fellow’s lap and reveal their wishes. What better way to cherish this special time in your child’s life than to take a visit to the North Pole Experience, located in the winter resort town of Flagstaff, Arizona! There, families get a hands-on interactive experience in Santa’s Workshop alongside Santa’s elves, Mrs. Claus, and the big jolly man himself.


The North Pole Experience begins by taking families on a trolley ride through a magical portal to Santa’s massive workshop located in the middle of an idyllic forest. Once you’ve arrived, your family will work side-by-side with Santa’s elves, building toys and learning some of the secrets of Santa’s Workshop. Children receive high-clearance access to Santa’s factory floor, which features massive slides and soaring ceilings for maximum fun.

Children can attend Elf University, visit with Mrs. Claus and enjoy scrumptious refreshments from the North Pole bakery, as well. If your child has ever wondered what happens to all of those letters they send to Santa, be sure to stop by Santa’s mailroom and his personal office while you’re there! You can also step inside his top-secret “Area 47” Sleigh Hangar, housing his famous sleigh—mission control center, radar systems, and all!

To wrap up the North Pole Experience, which lasts about an hour and a half, your family will have a private visit with Santa. 

Visit the North Pole Experience website to plan your trip to Santa’s North Pole Workshop!

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