AmericaÂs First Theme Park Celebrates 30 Years Of Tradition
Weekends at SantaÂs Workshop offer old-fashioned Christmas activities
(PRWEB) November 16, 2002
NORTH POLE, NY Â SantaÂs Workshop Christmas Preview weekends were introduced in 1973 and have grown steadily ever since. The first year of the program, 39 families participated in the program. Today, over 600 families travel to North Pole, New York to take part in the festivities during the five weekends before Christmas, coming from as far away as Florida, Texas and Ohio.
We are delighted to continue this wonderful Christmas tradition,Â noted Bob Reiss, the parkÂs general manager. ÂSo many families return year after year to experience the magic of Christmas at SantaÂs Workshop. Offering this program to different generations of the same family is extremely rewarding.Â
Quite often it is the grandparents who bring the children, allowing parents some time to prepare for Christmas at home. According to Reiss, ÂThe weekend immediately before Christmas is the perfect time for the Grandparents to bring the children, it would allow the parents some time to get things organized at home before the holiday.Â
The Christmas Preview weekend offers an opportunity for families to not only spend a day at SantaÂs Workshop but also to take part in two evenings of special entertainment designed specifically for the Christmas Preview weekends.
Children and their families are able to meet with each character from SantaÂs Workshop, listen to stories, sing carols, and take part in a play. The package price also includes lodging and meals.
There are five venues near SantaÂs Workshop where the events take place each evening. Approximately 25 families attend the Âtrim-the-treeÂ party and the ÂTÂwas the Night Before ChristmasÂ party at each location. These events offer magic shows, caroling, visits from the characters from SantaÂs Workshop and a visit from Santa Claus. The interaction between children, their families and Santa is what makes the program unique.
The Christmas Preview weekends at SantaÂs Workshop are held from November 23rd through December 21st.
SantaÂs Workshop is located on the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, 12 miles from Lake Placid. For more information call 1-800-806-0215 or visit www. NorthPoleNewYork. com.