A trip to the North Pole isn't as far as you think. Actually, you don't even have to leave New York to see where the toys are made, where Santa lives, and to see all the reindeer.

There's nothing more magical than taking your whole family to Santa's Workshop. You'll get the chance to visit with Santa Claus, see the Reindeer Barn, make some crafts, and even pick up some goodies inside the bakery shop. Plus, Santa's Workshop is offering special events throughout the month of December, as we get closer and closer to Christmas.

Start your trip with a stop at Santa's House inside the village. You can give St. Nick your Christmas List, talk to him for a bit, and get a picture to remember your visit. From there, you can visit Santa's Reindeer Barn and see the reindeer as they relax before their trip across the world. Don't forget to stop in Santa's Bake Shop and try some of their delicious treats. If you ask Santa's Baker, he may just tell you what cookies Santa likes best.

Homemade christmas cookies - gingerbread
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And that's not even half of all the great things you'll experience at the North Pole. At Santa's Toy Maker you can help make a toy or color pictures. They even have a toy test area where the children can try out toys and let the elves know what they like the best. You can take a trip to Santa's Hat Maker and get your own custom Santa Hat.

Wrap up your day with a stop to the "World of Christmas." You can purchase ornaments or different trinkets from all over the world. In the middle of "World of Christmas" is a gigantic Christmas tree that will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.

You can also take in all the beautiful sights in their "Village of Lights," open only a few select days in December. You can get the whole list of fun things to see and do in Santa's Workshop and their hours at: NorthPoleNY.com

Make the 2017 holiday season one your family will never forget. Make a trip to North Pole, New York and get everyone into the Christmas spirit. North Pole is located just north of Lake Placid, about a 3-and-a-half hour drive from the Utica area.




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