Bracebridge, ON – February 24, 2015 — Since 1955, Santa has been welcoming families to his gingerbread cottage in Muskoka, and Santa’s Village is among Ontario’s best known and most popular tourist destinations. This year Santa’s Village will be celebrating its 60th Season. While the beginning of any season at Santa’s Village is cause for excitement, this one is truly special as the elves have been hard at work preparing surprises to delight visiting families during what promises to be a special anniversary summer.
“We are very excited about this coming season,” says Jamie Hopkins, General Manager of Santa’s Village. “A number of our celebration plans are taking us back to our roots, with events and activities being arranged by members of the greater Bracebridge community. The support from the community has been really outstanding, and it was this grass roots support that got it all started 60 years ago.”
Santa’s Village plans to celebrate its 60th anniversary in style with the inaugural Summer SantaFest, a street festival in downtown Bracebridge on July 25th and several exciting updates to the park including: –
Aerial Adventure Park on Elves Island
2015 will reveal a children’s aerial adventure park on Elves Island. Children as young as 3 will be able to climb an aerial course challenging their physical abilities in a safely constructed closed looped routing. Children will be between six and nine feet in the air traversing various Christmas themed obstacles along a wire rope constructed course that has a closed loop connection system so the participants can never become unattached until one of the qualified guides does so.
Aerial Park Development in Sportsland
The Elves Island aerial park will complement continued development of the larger aerial park in Sportsland, Muskoka Ziplines & Aerial Park, which was launched in 2014. This year, the aerial park will be expanded three fold, including an enhanced obstacle course, a new zip line course and, for the extreme adventure seeker, a jump tower that will have platforms at 40 feet and 70 feet where participants can “jump off” platforms with the use of the “Quick Jump” system.
Located on the 45th Parallel, exactly half way between the Equator and the North Pole, Santa’s Village is the ideal location for the only theme park in Canada with a Christmas theme. Kids of all ages can visit Santa, enjoy some of Canada’s most talented and best-known kids’ entertainers, frolic in a splash pad and waterpark, and experience the thrill of numerous rides, games, and countless other family-friendly activities.
Teens and even adults will find more than enough to occupy them at Sportsland. play a round of miniature golf, strap yourself in for thrill-a-minute go-cart racing, hit the batting cages, or challenge yourself with the bungee trampoline or rock climbing wall. New for 2014 were a tree-trekking course, zip lines, and an aerial park built amidst the towering pines of Santa’s Enchanted Forest.
Santa’s Village.’s campground, Whispering Pines Campground, includes twenty roofed rustic cabins, full serviced sites, pool, rec hall, and nightly programmed family activities.After an extensive renovation in 2010, Whispering Pines has been voted Muskoka’s best campground four years in a row.
Santa’s Village will be announcing various promotions and deals throughout the season to commemorate the park’s magical 60th anniversary. To keep abreast of them, people should opt-in to the Nice List on the Santa’s Village website at www.santavillage.ca or like their Facebook page.
The spirit of Christmas—joy, fun, family—lives year round at Santa’s Village. Come out with your family and celebrate sixty years of magic.
MWM Communications (for Santa’s Village)