Visit the North Pole for Christmas
By Aimee Heckel
Every December, several lucky kids get to fly to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus in his own neighborhood.
One Delta flight recently took a group of kids battling illness to see Santa — on a plane filled with elves and balloon-tying clowns.
It’s not a complete fantasy. The City of North Pole is a real place in Alaska. Here, you will find Christmas decor year-round and light poles that look like candy canes. Drive down Santa Claus Lane and visit the Santa Claus House, with its unique gifts.
Stay at the Hotel North Pole, a beautiful lodge across the street from the shopping center. Looking for something special? Stay in the Santa Suite.
Priceline.com has a great list of other hotels in the North Pole. Find the chains you know an love, like the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, as well as some unique local offerings, like log cabin B&Bs.
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New York has its own North Pole, too — the home of Santa’s workshop. Known as Santa’s summer home, families can sign up for a Yuletide Weekend experience. Trim the tree and make ornaments with Santa’s helpers. Listen to caroling, watch magic shows and puppet shows, enjoy storytelling and then sit down for a family-style meal. Ride the reindeer carousel, steam train, bobsleds and more. If you’re lucky, you may get a surprise visit from the big jolly man himself.
Can’t make it to the real North Pole? Spend some virtual time with Santa Claus with these great websites:
- Northpole.com allows your kids to send a letter to Santa online, play games, and more.
- PortableNorthPole.com makes a personalized message to your kids from Santa.
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