Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Santa’s summer home in Muskoka is the perfect summer vacation destination for families in Ontario.

Santa’s Village is 24 hectares of pure fun, just minutes from Bracebridge. Its location at the curve of the Muskoka River, surrounded by thick forest and woodlands, gives the park an enchanted, fairy-tale-like atmosphere.

In addition to accommodation options, the park features theme rides, games, water attractions, animal farms and entertainment. And, of course, kids can visit with Santa and all his friends.

Every year, countless families make magical memories here at Santa’s Village.

Kids riding a roller coaster at Santa’s Village in Bracebridge.

Bracebridge | Santa’s Village

How to get to Santa’s Village

Location: 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge

By car: From Highway 11, exit on Highway 118 West. Santa’s Village is located off Santa’s Village Road, and parking is available at the entrance.

By transit: Ontario Northland provides bus service to Bracebridge. You’ll need to take a local taxi from the Bracebridge stop to Santa’s Village.

Know before you go

Santa’s Village operates seasonally. The park opens on select days in the spring and every day during the summer months. Purchase daily admission tickets or a season pass and enjoy unlimited access to rides bundled with special perks.

Strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Things to do at Santa’s Village

Discover more activities and experiences.

Celebrate Christmas in the summer

Visit Santa’s friendly reindeer (plus goats, sheep and other farm animals) at the petting zoo before stopping by Santa’s house to take some photos and share your Christmas wishes.

Have fun on the rides

From the Candy Cane Express to the Go-karts and Ferris Wheel, rides and attractions at Santa’s Village bring thrills for both kids and adults.

Enjoy good food

Enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus or find baked goods at Mrs. Claus’ bakeshop, classic comfort foods at Kringle’s Kitchen, gourmet scoops at Polar Parlour Ice Cream and more great places to eat.

Attend a magical Christmas event

Santafest is a winter event that turns the village into a Christmas wonderland. View a daily tree lighting ceremony, browse the Christmas market and hear stories from Mrs. Claus.

Book on-site accommodation

Stay overnight at Santa’s Village in cozy cabins and yurts at Whispering Pines Campground, or bring your own tent or trailer.

Experience outdoor adventure

Test your limits on the zip lines, rope bridges, obstacles, tire bridges and cargo nets at Muskoka Aerial Park nearby.

A young child smiles for a photo with Santa Claus.
Bracebridge | Santa’s Village

Interesting facts about Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village is one of Muskoka’s oldest family-fun attractions.

In the 1950s, the newly constructed Highway 11 diverted traffic away from downtown Bracebridge. The community rallied to find a way to attract visitors back to the town.

Bracebridge is on the 45th parallel—halfway between the North Pole and the equator—so it seemed like the perfect place for Santa’s summer cottage, plus Santa-inspired attractions and a water park. Santa’s Village was built in 1955.

Accessibility features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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