A couple of months ago, I had submitted our entry for the Christmas Town Lottery and received our date/time for our visit to Christmas Town at the Mountsberg Conservation Area. Every year, Mountsberg puts on a Santa’s Village type Christmas Town with related activities and it’s awesome. And today was the day! Which was perfect since the forecast was calling for snow and there had been some flurries in the past coupe of days in the area.
Chris and I met up with his sister (also my bestie) and her family and we headed to the park. We arrived and checked into the Visitor’s Centre, where they confirmed the names of the kids attending. We still had a little under an hour before our wagon ride to Christmas Town so we explored the play barn, animal farm (in the new barn), a visit with a local owl Octavius and the Elf Academy where the kids (both big and small) enjoyed some fun activities. The owl was a beautiful bird:
When it was time for our wagon ride, our guide Christine gathered the troops from the Elf Academy and led us to the wagon ride where we got to sing Jingle Bells on our way to Santa.
Right before our arrival, we passed the “Temporary North Pole”. 🙂
In the town were Santa’s Workshop where you could hear the elves working on toys. (When you can’t hear anything it means they’re likely working on stuffed animals :)).
The reindeer flight academy…
And Parcel Pickup where the elves drop off the toys for the naughty and nice lists.
There were nice touches everywhere to add to the festive ambiance:
We were greeted by Mrs. Claus and invited into Santa’s cabin:
Our niece and nephew got to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas and received candy canes from Santa and an ornament from Mrs. Claus.
We got to sample Mrs. Claus’ cookies and hot chocolate too. The kids got to decorate their cookie. 🙂
We took some pics with the town props too…
Then headed over for a closer look at the Reindeer Flight Academy – which was equipped with flight simulator and all!
It was a great day and the occasional flurry just added to the magic of the holidays. 🙂
Well done Mountsberg!!