10 Reasons Why You Must Go To Santa’s Enchanted Forest

The most enchanted holiday spot in South Florida is on its way back for it’s 34th season.

If you’re from South Florida, you grew up with Santa’s Enchanted Forest. You also know it’s not just for kids.  Behind the highway view of lighted holiday trees, lies this magical world …Open from November 3 through January 8.

Here’s an inside quick look at what awaits you….

The Lights

Just past the entrance, through the blinking archway, you’ll be captivated by millions of colorful, twinkling lights, unique holiday displays and a 90 foot musical Christmas tree light show.


The Rides

Kiddie, Family and Thrill Rides

You don’t have to be a kid to experience the excitement.  From the merry-go-round to the bumper cars, there are plenty of kid and family-friendly rides that will keep you going all night long.  But if you’re thirsting for that REALLY BIG thrill, look no further.  We have that too. Megadrop, Crazy Mouse, Magnum, Windstorm …. and so many more.

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The Displays

Enjoy a fantastic celebration of this beloved holiday tradition as you stroll down Santa Clause Lane. You’ll encounter dozens of interactive and handcrafted displays lining a quarter mile walk before you reach the Carnival. You’ll definitely want to spend some time surfing with Santa, singing Karoke to theme song from Frozen, or stopping for a kiss under the Mistletoe.


The Shows

Circus Acrobats, Daredevil Motor-cross, Mesmerizing Magic and AGT’s Fearless Globe of Death are some of the incredible shows you won’t want to miss during your visit this season.  Santa’s Singing Seals, another fan favorite, will also return to spread an important message about conservation, the environment and looking out for our flippered friends. Stick around after the show to get a picture with these playful pups who just love hamming it up for camera.


Check the nightly performance schedule when you arrive at the park.

The Games


Carnival games can get a bad wrap but not at Santa’s.  Here, the odds are pretty good that you’ll go home with a prize. Play the water gun race, pop a balloon, or make a basket…. It’s all in the spirit of holiday joy and yeah, the thrill of victory too.

Carnival Food


From the moment you step into the park, you’re tempted to try every type of delicious holiday fare. There’s the standard elephant ears, funnel cakes, and candied apples of course,  but you’ve also got curly fries, chicharrones, gyros, pizza, burgers, fried candy bars, and chocolate-covered marshmallows with sprinkles to name just a few.  There’s no shortage of options.  Come hungry!

Other Attractions


Get your face painted, dunk bozo, or shoot paintball at scrooge! Climb to the top of the rock wall and ring the bell, take a little one on a pony rides, and bounce to your heart’s content at two bungee jump locations! Stop for photos at the many themed photo areas and you’ll have a perfect holiday post!

Santa, Of Course.


Let’s not forget the Big Guy himself.

A visit to Santa’s Enchanted Forest would not be complete without seeing Santa.  Stop for a meet and greet; then pose for photo with Santa.  You can even write him a postcard with all your holiday wishes and drop it into his giant Mailbox conveniently located on your way to the carnival midway.

The Memories

“Never will you forget the experience of Santa’s Enchanted Forest.” That’s how the theme song goes.  And we’re not wrong. Everyone’s got a wonderful story about their time at Santa’s. If you haven’t been since you were a kid,  it’s time to come back.  It’s grown and many things have changed.  One thing remains forever constant, and that is the happy feeling and lifelong memories you take with you when you leave.  You can’t get the song out of your head because it makes you feel so good. 🙂


Santa’s Enchanted Forest,  the world’s largest holiday amusement park, Opens Thursday, Nov. 3rd for its 34th Season. Open through January 8, everyday from 5pm until midnight including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

One ticket, all rides free.

Just try to experience all of Santa’s in one night.  It simply can’t be done.  But you have 7 hours a day to try. The park opens from 5pm until midnight every night. A Single Day Adult admission ticket is $34 ($24 for kids) and includes ALL carnival rides, roller coasters, shows, lights, displays, PLUS parking.  It’s a GREAT value. Enjoy hours of non-stop entertainment and a magical holiday experience.


Take advantage of Santa’s Early Elf Season Pass Sale and  Get Unlimited visits to Santa’s for Only $46.35, Adults ($34.70 Kids, $33.60 Seniors).  THAT’S LESS THAN THE COST OF TWO VISITS!!! The sale opens during the first week in October and ends before opening day.  For a full list of pass options and prices, click here.

Located at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street, along the Palmetto Expressway in Miami.

For more info, visit santasenchantedforest.com

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