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Nostalgic Christmas Continues to January 5

by Angela Yap | Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:00 am

Santa’s Village and its attractions will be open every day, except Christmas Day, and visitors can enjoy all of the entertainment at Santa’s Village and all the SkyPark attractions (weather permitting) through Jan. 5, 2020!

Besides Santa’s House, the other popular spot is the Silver Bells Arena, which has been transformed into a beautiful ice skating rink during the winter months.

“This ice rink is truly magical,” said Giovani Montauti who is visiting from Texas with her family. “I have never ice skated in an outdoor setting. This is very special!”

Other adventures at Santa’ s Village include Frozen Fall Climbing Tower, Northwoods Sharpshooter Gallery, Magic Tree Bouldering Room, Adventure zipline, Princess Evergreenss Archery Range, and Northwoods Express Train Ride.

SkyPark opened two new attractions this year: King Celwyn’s Ax Challenge and the Northwoods Sharpshooter Gallery.

“Never had I ever imagined holding an ax in my hand,” said Stephanie Lane who is visiting from Santa Barbara. “This is very exciting and empowering for me.”

Besides adventures, Santa’ s Village offers several dining options, including St. Nick’s Patio and Grill, The Gingerbread House Bakery & Sweet Shoppe, The Pedal Pub, The Lunch Box, Kringless Coffee & Gifts, and Billyss BBQ House.

“Be sure to have lunch or dinner at Billy’s BBQ House,” said Jon O’Shaunessy, who enjoyed his BBQ dinner.

Billy’s BBQ House offers a good selection of BBQ entrees served with cornbread and coleslaw.

“My favorite place is The Pedal Pub,” said Bob White, who likes the bike-themed decor and the cozy setting. “Everything here is so well designed and this pub is like a piece of art. Here is where I hang after a bike run.”

SkyPark Bike Park is open whenever weather permits, making SkyPark one of the only mountain bike parks open through winter.

SkyPark is hosting its first annual New Year’s Eve Party. They will have a live band, featuring The Dude with Jeff Ballew and Ron Davis.

The New Year’s Eve Party is for ages 21+ only. Admission is $24 pre-sale or $29 at the door. Charcuterie, sliders and sweet treats will be served and a cash bar will be available. Admission is free for those with current Annual Pass, LifeStyle or Monthly Membership.

For reservations to the New Year’s Eve Party, call (909) 744-9373, ext. 3.

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is located at 28950 Highway 18, in Skyforest, approximately a 10-minute drive from Lake Arrowhead Village.