12 Tips for Visiting Santa’s Enchanted Forest

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  1. Buy your park passes online. You’ll be able to head directly into the park and won’t have to spend time waiting to purchase tickets at the gate. Click the “Buy Tickets” tab on Santa’s Facebook Fan Page or visit santasenchantedforest.com to get your passes today.
  2. Come early – gates open at 5:00 p.m. – and stay late – the park is open until midnight. Seven hours of fun await!expresspassusers
  3. Visit Santa’s on a week night. Saturday is without a doubt the busiest night at the park, and the lines are definitely longer on the weekends. If Saturday is best for you, consider buying an Express Pass to skip the lines and get on your favorite rides quickly.
  4. Pack a disposable poncho or rain jacket – we mostly love South Florida weather in the winter, but sometimes it does get wet. As you know, the rain doesn’t last long when it does blow through, so being prepared means you won’t have to cut your trip short if the weather isn’t ideal.
  5. To beat the crowds, walk straight to the back of the park and then work your way to the front.
  6. On your way to the carnival rides, look at the schedules posted in front of the performance areas for each of our nine nightly show stages. Planning the best time to take in the amazing entertainment is a great way to get everyone in your group to meet up and watch a show together.
  7. Leave some time to indulge in our delicious food and beverage options. Grab dinner or a snack to enjoy while watching a show.carnivalgames
  8. Try your luck at a carnival game. Prizes make great gifts for kids of all ages!
  9. Look out for the specially designed Santa’s Enchanted Forest photo stops. Make a special memory and take a family photo.
  10. Take your picture with Santa. Head to his workshop early in the evening and then pick up the photos on your way out.sef_coloringmural
  11. Leave your mark on Santa’s by embracing the kid inside. Look for Santa’s coloring board and add your artwork to the mix.
  12. Buy a souvenir to help you recall the great memories all year round! From photos to knickknacks, there are lots of options to remember your special evening at the park.

With this plan in hand, you’re all set for magical evening at Santa’s Enchanted Forest!


Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; Open 5pm – Midnight daily, from November 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017, including holidays.

Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Tickets to Santa’s Enchanted Forest are ideal for everyone on your holiday list!

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Type “best gift of the season” into any search engine, and a wealth of ideas – from the latest tech gadgets to the hottest kids toys – will appear on your screen. But if you’re looking for a gift that suits everyone on your Christmas list, we think that passes to Santa’s Enchanted Forest are at the top. Need a gift for …

Your significant other? With all of the holiday shopping, planning and activities, a night for just the two of you is definitely in order. Sneak two Santa’s Enchanted Forest passes in your love’s stocking – for extra fun, include our date night scavenger hunt – and enjoy an unforgettable evening.

Parents, grandparents and extended family? The greatest gift you can give any family – including your own – is time together. So why not spend those moments making incredible memories with a backdrop of millions of Christmas lights and tons of activities for every age? Up the preciousness of this gift by including a picture frame to hold the awesome family photo that will be taken with Santa or in front of South Florida’s largest Christmas tree.

Friends? Wrap up a single day pass as a present and include one for yourself. Significant others and family are not the only ones who cherish time together. Get a group of your besties together to compete in carnival games against one another, catch a daredevil motorcycle show or scream your heads off on the craziest rides. Eat a fried Snickers bar or share a gigantic elephant ear and add to the great stories you’ll have to tell.

Teachers? With half of the school year under their belts, teachers deserve an evening to feel like kids themselves over the winter break. A Santa’s Enchanted Forest pass gives them just that!

Teens? The best gift of the season is certainly a moving target when it comes to notoriously finicky teenagers. Give them the gift of time with their friends to conquer thrilling rides and indulge in sugary carnival treats. They can text, Snapchat and Instagram themselves into a frenzy!

Kids? Merry-go-round rides. Cotton candy. Holiday decorations. Santa Claus. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is a wonderland for children. The joy on their faces with be worth every penny.

Anyone else? There’s something for every taste at Santa’s.

Santa's Express PassAnd if folks on your holiday gift list already have season passes to Santa’s Enchanted Forest, don’t worry. Purchase an Express Pass – it makes a great stocking stuffer, too! Recipients will thank you for the opportunity to skip the lines and hop right on their favorite rides.

Celebrate the season with smiles, laughter and time together – purchase Santa’s Enchanted Forest passes online today!


Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; Open 5pm – Midnight daily, From November 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017, including holidays.

Santa’s Counts Its Blessings

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The month of November, and particularly Thanksgiving, is often a time for expressions of gratitude. Santa’s has a lot to be thankful for over the past 34 seasons. Below are just a few of the blessings we’ll be counting over smoked turkey legs at the park.

South Florida winter weather. Can you imagine trying to host our holiday wonderland in several feet of snow? Not to mention how hard it would be to keep the rides operating. We are very grateful visitors don’t have to bundle up in heavy winter coats, hats and scarves to enjoy Santa’s Enchanted Forest.

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Five Reasons NOT to Miss Opening Weekend at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

  1. Lights, music, action! Santa’s Enchanted Forest Kicks off its 34th season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and NEW Christmas Tree Light Show Spectacular. Feel the spirit of the holiday season come alive as you delight in the lights and sounds of South Florida’s largest Christmas tree (90 ft. tall!).

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SMILE. SCREAM. MUNCH. REPEAT.

34 reasons to own a Santa’s Enchanted Forest Season Pass

Tis the season to dive into holiday fun at Santa’s Enchanted Forest! Smile at the decorations and lights. Scream aboard thrilling carnival rides. Munch on delicious goodies. Repeat the joy with a season pass!

There’s so much to do at Santa’s Enchanted Forest that you can see and experience something new with every trip you take to the park. In honor of the World’s Largest Holiday Theme Park celebrating its 34th season, here is a countdown of 34 reasons to purchase your season pass.

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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.

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Twelve Signs that You’re a Santa’s Enchanted Forest Superfan

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  1. You know every word to the jingle. “Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Come to see the lights at the wonderful Santa’s Enchanted Forest …” Don’t stop now. Keep singing! You are known to hum the tune after hearing it on the radio or seeing a commercial on television (check out this ad from recent years!). You’ve even inspired a few sing-a-longs at work and at home.
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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

Why wait? Five ways to enjoy the spirit of the season now.

What do you love about Christmastime? The entire family getting together? Delightful smells filling your home?  Watching a loved one open that perfect gift? Would you enjoy adding a little Christmas magic and cheer to your world throughout the year?  Here are our top five suggestions to do just that. Continue reading