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.

Highlights of Four New Attractions Coming to Santa’s in 2017!

We know our visitors love the traditions at Santa’s – great holiday displays, visits with Santa, millions of spectacular lights, a breathtaking 90ft musical Christmas tree and hundreds of rides, shows and attractions. Fortunately, we’ve learned how keep those traditions going strong while also adding new thrills and memory-making opportunities to entertain our guests every season!

Our 35th year in operation is no exception.  The holiday mainstays and carnival favorites are still onsite, but we’ve got some great NEW attractions you’ll definitely want to experience! Here’s a peak at just four that we’re looking forward to sharing with you this season!


Introducing Santa’s Sky High Wheel! We’re bringing North America’s largest traveling Ferris Wheel with over one million LED lights and spectacular views to South Florida! Soar over 150 feet in the air for the best aerial views of Santa’s spectacle of lights, along with the chance to gaze at Miami’s skyline. From the top, you can see up to 15 miles away! It’s the coolest thing to do with your family this season!

Back after three years – the Megadrop! Shoot up into the sky on this 130-foot tower of power and then feel the stomach-lurching thrill of plummeting back to earth in less than two seconds. Not for the faint of heart, Santa’s is so excited to bring this crowd-pleaser back to the park!


Santa’s Snowstorm. Bring the kids to this new interactive holiday-themed game show and watch them compete in creative and challenging tasks. Every participant is a winner! Great Entertainment for the entire family.


New kiddie rides! We didn’t forget the little ones. Our collection of kiddie rides has expanded by 20 percent, so technically this isn’t just one thing … but with additions like the Flying Bees and Wiggle Worm, we’re sure you’ll forgive our math! Bring your kids to Santa’s Enchanted Forest and have a blast together!


And there’s much much more! Check out all the new rides and experiences when Santa’s Enchanted Forest opens November 2! You won’t want to miss out on all the excitement and celebration planned for this special 35th anniversary season!

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