Thursday, October 28, 2010

Santa Claus in October :)

Living here in Alaska has some unique and fun attractions.  One of the cool towns is North Pole, AK where it feels like Christmas year round. The street names are cute (Santa Claus Lane, Snowman Lane, St Nicholas Drive, etc...) with candy canes on the street lightposts.  They just lit up the Christmas trees that are in the center of the roundabouts.  Fun stuff.

While Amber is here, we decided to take the kids to see the Santa Claus House.  It is such a neat place.  Here are some of the pics I took today while we were out there. 

 
 

For those whose kids write to Santa, there's a real address.  About 80% of Santa Claus letters go here from the PO :)

They have a group of real life reindeer that live there too (we discovered that while they're regrowing their antlers and are in "velvet" that the antlers are live tissue that bleeds for a couple of days while it sheds the velvet)  The kids thought that bit of news was great. 
 
 

And the great big Santa Claus that you can see from the highway.  Ephraim was so excited to walk up and see Santa close up 
 
 

And then just in case you're visiting town in an RV, there is the fun Santa Land RV Park, complete red and green picnic tables
 
 
And then inside the store....it's the full Christmas spirit in there.  Santa is taking a fall break to get ready for Christmas so we didn't get to meet him in person, but his chair was there and available for sitting on

The kids are looking forward to meeting Santa next month.  This a great place to have access to!

1 comment:

  1. I love North Pole! What a great thing to have your kids experience together. I think my favorite picture is the one of Amber and the kids with all of their gear on. I learned quickly that if I wanted to recognize my students in Chevak, I needed to know the color of their hat and coat. That's what it reminds me of... I'm glad you are enjoying the snow! Have a wonderful time the rest of your trip.

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