Thursday, September 15, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: Santa's Village, August 1955
I'll admit it up front; I don't know squat about Santa's Village; however, these little vintage gems were part of a scrapbook collection that had some great August 1955 Disneyland and Knott's shots as well. All I could really find on the net about this place was that it promoted itself as being located in "Sky Forest". Opened in 1955, it was built to replicate successful Santa attractions in New York and Colorado (and subsequent Santa's Villages went up in Scotts Valley, CA and Dundee, IL). Santa's Village shut down in 1998. The caption for the first photo is "Silver Slipper Lane."
For those needing a dose of spirituality, Santa's Little Church might be the place for you.
While you pray, I'll be pigging out at Santa's Candy Kitchen.
Apparently, Santa had a lot in common with ol' Thomas Edison; he even had his own Electric Shop.
I can only guess that the toys were made here, in Santa's Work Shop.
If this post has you feeling a little "frosty," then you might be inspired by this recipe for Snow Cones, in commemoration of the September 20th 70th Anniversary of "Dumbo" Blu-ray release. Just click on the photo to download the pdf.
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