“Snap” Away at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Santa_SnapchatSharing pix from Santa’s just got even better now that we’ve added Snapchat filters!  If you have location services and Filters enabled on your app, you can add a fun overlay by just swiping. See what Santa’s has to offer while you’re at the park.

You can even add your memories to “Our Story” in Snapchat. Our Story is a collection of snaps from our Snapchatting visitors. Once in the app, you can find Our Stories on the Stories screen below your recent updates, on the Discover screen, on the Snap Map or in Search, under ‘Featured Stories.”  To submit a snap, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the capture button to take a Snap
  2. Tap the blue arrow in the lower right-hand corner of the screen
  3. Select “Our Story”
  4. Tap the blue arrow in the bottom right to submit your Snap!

Snaps that are submitted to Our Story are viewable for different amounts of time – some are there for only a day or two, while others can be viewed for much longer. To view Our Story, tap on the SEFMiami story, tap to skip to the next Snap and swipe down when you’re done!

Need some ideas for where to take your Snaps? Photo opportunities abound when you walk through the gates at Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Here are just a few of the great angles from which to capture your favorite moments at the park.

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  • Take a classic photo with Santa and another with South Florida’s largest Christmas Tree.
  • Make a funny face while hanging out with Santa on his fishing boat or jet ski.
  • Let every member of the family pick a different cutout for an awesome collage.
  • Get artsy with the Sky High Ferris Wheel illuminated in the background.
  • Be romantic with a couples’ selfie on Mistletoe Lane.
  • Indulge in Dragon’s Breath or Fried Oreos and share your reaction with the world.
  • Snap photos of your loved ones screaming and laughing on Santa’s many rides.
  • Capture the competitive nature of friends playing carnival games, riding the mechanical bull or trying to dunk the insulting clown.

There’s a gazillion more possibilities for some memorable photos, and hopefully you have some creative snaps to share. We’ll be looking for your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #santasenchantedforest or #SEF35years and keep snapping! We love seeing how much fun our visitors have!

And when you just can’t get enough of Santa’s, but can’t be there in person, you can still see what we’re up to on Snapchat.  Follow us @SEFMiami – the official Santa’s Enchanted Forest handle.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; Open 5pm – Midnight daily, from November 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018, including holidays.



35 Winners for 35 Years!

Santa’s Enchanted Forest is Now Open for its 35th Year! We plan to party all season long and look forward to sharing this celebration with you. For starters, let’s kick this anniversary off with a season of winners. Want to win a pair of tickets to the park? Now’s your chance. Click here to enter.

We will choose five winners at random each week beginning Nov. 9 for seven weeks until we’ve named 35 winners. See what we did there – a winner for each year we’re celebrating!

We’d also love to hear all of your memories from the past 35 years. We have so many enjoyable memories from seasons past, and we’ll share a few below. Tell us about your most memorable visit – whether it’s your first visit or if coming to the park has been a longstanding family tradition passed on from generation to generation. Comment on our blog or post on social media using the hashtag #SEF35.

Youthful Exuberance


Santa’s has something for every age, but we delight in seeing the faces of kids experiencing the excitement for the first time. The smiles are priceless and timeless!

Thrilling Rides


The reactions to our rides never disappoint! Visitors show how much fun they are having in their expressions and we love it! And this year we’ve added new thrills with the Sky High Ferris Wheel and the Mega Drop. Check out all our rides and share your favorites with us.

Photo Ops


Meeting Santa. Santa on a jet ski. Santa on a boat. The Grinch on a jet ski. We’ve got cutouts, holiday displays and of course photo opportunities with our gorgeous tree and Santa himself. All of these pix warm our hearts. Tag us with your best snapshots!

Trick or Treating


The costumes and laughter were always a great way to kick off the season. While we fondly share these pics from years past, please note that the dates for Halloween and Santa’s opening will once again align in 2019 and 2020 … it’s never too early to start planning for Halloween with Santa!



We’ve had stories of engagements on Mistletoe Lane – the lights and gazebo are the perfect setting for this milestone. Do you have a tale to share? Your first date, anniversary celebration? Let us know! And if you are planning on having date night at Santa’s, try these activities to add a little fun competition to the evening. Be sure to tell us your favorite part!

Holiday Decorations


We love lighting up the South Florida skies every night. From the largest Christmas tree in the area to the literally millions of bulbs that decorate our space, we are so happy to extend the holiday spirit to everyone. We hope you’ve enjoyed the spectacular light shows we’ve shared over the years.

It’s wonderful that we now get to see so many more of our visitor’s special moments, thanks to social media. We hope you’ll continue to share them with us for years to come! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win tickets! There’s so much to see and do this 35th season at Santa’s Enchanted Forest!

Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; Open 5pm – Midnight daily, from November 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018, including holidays.