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Santa's Village to Celebrate 60 Years of Amusement Park Memories with Anniversary Celebration

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CHICAGO - May 22, 2019 - EntSun -- Santa's Village is kicking off its 60th season with an anniversary celebration during Memorial Day weekend, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT on May 25-27. From magical entertainment and an interactive scavenger hunt to delicious on-site food events, the weekend will be one to remember. Families can also check in on the construction progress of Santa's Village's new dynamic water experience, Santa Springs, set to open summer 2019.

"Santa's Village has been helping families create lifelong memories for 60 years," said Jason Sierpien, Park President of Santa's Village. "Our 2019 season will bring the park experience to a whole new level starting with our anniversary celebration Memorial Day weekend and continuing with the opening of a new water attraction later this summer."

60th Anniversary Celebration

From May 25-27, Chicagoans can enjoy 1959-themed events throughout Santa's Village including a nostalgic scavenger hunt around the park with free cupcakes awarded to the first 1,000 participants (Saturday only) and much more. Event schedule highlights include:

· Anniversary Ceremony: Saturday, May 25 (only) from noon – 12:30 p.m. CT. Discover the history of Santa's Village, where the park is headed and how it plans to get there during this presentation.

· Apollo Magic at Evergreen Theater: May 25-27 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT. Experience Bryan Kennedy's perplexing illusions and magic tricks!

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· Exotic Animal Show: May 25-27 at 2:00 p.m. CT. Learn fascinating facts about the exotic animals at Santa's Village.

· Picnic in the Park: May 25-27 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT. The full BBQ buffet will be located in the Picnic Pavilion.

In addition, Santa's Village introduces head chef, Mark Stutz, the mastermind behind new food and beverage offerings at the park for the 2019 season. Dining favorites like Mrs. Claus' Kitchen and Route 66 Grill now feature new menu items that are sure to entice taste buds. From classic amusement park fare like pizza, chicken tenders and burgers to innovative creations like South of the Border Street Corn and Pork Chop on a Stick, the options are endless.

Santa Springs Debut

Santa's Village is making a splash for its 60th Anniversary with its largest expansion ever, Santa Springs, set to open later this summer. The dynamic water experience will allow families to enjoy hot, summer days in a zero-depth entry to a 10,000 square foot, 8-inch deep wading pool with a two-story interactive water play structure. The structure includes dozens of water toys with two giant tipping buckets and six water slides, including a 50-foot long, four lane kiddie racer slide. While the kids play in the water area, parents can sit back and relax in surrounding lounge chairs or private cabanas. A new on-site 2,000 square foot bath house will be available for families to dry off and change before and after enjoying the park's other attractions.

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In addition to Santa Springs, Santa's Village will be adding a new private picnic grove, which can be rented out for parties, company affairs and more. The space will include a 3,000 square foot pavilion, volleyball court, and private entrance for more than 1,000 guests. Additional space for guests can be found in the new, 200-car paved parking lot.

Stay up-to-date on new activities, special weekend events and more at www.SantasVillageDundee.com or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SantasVillageAzoosmentPark) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/SantasVillageAP).


About Santa's Village

With 24 rides, interactive animal experiences and exhibits, live entertainment, games, special events, promotions, activities, delicious food, and experienced event planners, Santa's Village delivers an unforgettable day of play. Operating since 1959, Santa's Village embodies the essence of summer fun and family memories. Santa's Village is a film friendly location within the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. To learn more, visit www.SantasVillageDundee.com.

Hannah Cheney

Source: Santa's Village AZoosment Park
Filed Under: Family

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