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Christmas is in the air - can you feel it?  Thanksgiving is only a week away then we'll be swept up into that hectic yet joyous holiday season.  Why not plan now to make sure you take a weekend away for a magical, special, wonderful family weekend that your family will remember for years to come?  The North Pole Experience, which recently relocated Santa's workshop from Greer to Flagstaff, is a one-of-a-kind experience that can be found no where else in the United States! 


As this is a full experience package, you stay at the Little America Hotel, which is decorated to the hilt with festive Christmas lights, music, and more.   Then - without giving too much away - you take a special trolley ride which transports you to Santa's workshop, filled with elves and a museum for the toys that have been built throughout the years.  Then, you can check out Santa's state of the art sleigh, and enjoy snowman soup and cookies inside Santa's bakery.  (Of course, there's much more, but again - why spoil the surprise??)  


Naturally, it just wouldn't be a proper experience without the big man himself - and your family gets one-on-one personal time and photos with him, instead of being rushed through a line.  It gives your children the chance to 'warm up' to Santa and not feel embarrassed or self-conscious in front of a lot of other children and parents.    After visiting Santa, you  are whisked back to your hotel via trolley and end the evening with Mrs. Claus, cookies, and milk.  (What else?)  

Want to visit?   I know you do!  You can purchase tickets through North Pole Experience's website, as well as book your hotel room - it's so easy because it's all in one place!  (Book now, though, because I have it on good authority that available dates are filling up fast!)  

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Photo courtesy Red Phoenix Photography

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