Five Ways to Show Your Appreciation This Veteran’s Day

At Santa’s Enchanted Forest, we are proud of the men and women who serve, defend and protect our country now and in the past. In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are five ways to show your appreciation this Veteran’s Day.


Bring a Veteran to Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Let us thank your veteran and celebrate our heroes in person! Holiday spirit, family fun, thrilling rides, delicious food – it’s an evening of enchantment for the entire family. We have a special offer for veterans and active service members on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11. Qualified active service members and veterans receive $10 off a single-day admission ticket when they present a valid military ID and/or proof of service at Santa’s box office. Up to four family members and dependents may also receive $5 off their admission price when visiting with a qualifying service member. For more details on this special offer, please visit our website.

Attend a Veteran’s Day Event
Cities across the country celebrate Veterans Day with special ceremonies and parades. For example, the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade and Picnic will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. The annual parade takes place along Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th street and is followed by a picnic and demonstration from the All-Veterans Parachute Team. Find other events online or from your local news media.

Roy Rogers said, “We can’t all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Here’s our chance. Take the opportunity to applaud their commitment, dedication and sacrifice.

Fly a Flag
Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to fly the flag. There are rules for properly displaying the American flag, so if you’re not exactly sure what those are, check out’s guide to the flag.

Talk to a Veteran
Do you know a family member or friend who has served? Take a minute to ask him or her about their service experience. Ask about what they did and how long they served. Listen and give them your full attention. Also, understand that sometimes it’s not a topic veterans want to discuss. It’s okay then to simply thank them for their service.

Send a Note
If you know a veteran, write a  postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day.

For more information and additional ideas, read  “8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day” at

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

Santa’s Thanks Our First Responders!


Santa’s Enchanted Forest couldn’t be prouder to be celebrating its 35th anniversary in South Florida. When the doors open on November 2, you can expect to experience the holiday spirit, joy and fun that have kept visitors smiling and laughing for the last 35 years.

This anniversary, Santa’s wants to express its appreciation to its South Florida community and family for making Santa’s a success year after year.  We also want to take the opportunity to say a sincere thank you to all the first responders – firemen, police officers and paramedics – who not only jump to service during a crisis, but are also on site at Santa’s every season in the event of emergencies.

To further show our gratitude, South Florida’s first responders and their guests* are invited to enjoy Santa’s Opening night festivities!*  Santa’s will kick off the 2017 season with it’s annual tree lighting ceremony and a special dedication in honor of all the heroic efforts made for public safety.   Members of the Miami-Dade County Commission will also be present to express their appreciation. The celebration begins at 6:30pm. Join us November 2 as this exciting season gets under way! We hope to see you there.

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

*Police, paramedics and firefighters are invited to enjoy Opening Night Festivities at Santa’s Enchanted Forest and will receive 50% OFF regular single day admission tickets (including up to three additional guests). First responders must show a valid and current government-issued ID and accompany their guests to the park. Offer valid for November 2, 2017 only. 

Date Night at Santa’s – Five Activities to Make It Unforgettable!

Dinner and a movie is a date night staple, but why not mix it up a bit and try a new adventure? Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating a special occasion or looking for a night out for just the two of you, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is a perfect choice. Stroll hand-in-hand past holiday displays, go for a ride on the Mega Drop and munch on fresh mini donuts together.

To add a bit more spice to the evening, share this list of five “tasks” with your significant other and have fun!

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Five Reasons to Celebrate a Boo-tiful Halloween at Santa’s Enchanted Forest!

A bit of history … For 30 years, Santa’s Enchanted Forest opened on the first Thursday in November. In 2013, Halloween fell on a Thursday, which meant the park normally would not have opened until Nov. 7. Rather than wait, Santa’s embraced Halloween and invited guests to come to opening day in costume and enjoy lights, rides, food AND trick or treating. The response was overwhelmingly positive – families were thrilled to have a safe, fun and unique place to celebrate. Continue reading