Thursday, September 22, 2011

Traveling Thursdays: Santa's Village, August 1955, Pt. 2



It's back to Santa's Village in Skyforest, California, circa August 1955. Photo #1 shows the Jack In the Box Stand; to the right of the photo is The Lollipop Tree with a sign directing you to "Pick One!" How cool is that? According to the park's brochure, "Part of this whole exciting adventure is helping yourself to a lollipop from this amazing tree."

If you prefer something a little heartier, stop by Santa's Snack Shop:



Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer flies overhead:



I wonder what kind of goodies you can find inside The Mill Wheel Toy Shop?



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7 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are charming. Did Santa eat reindeer burgers?

Momma Nic said...

Growing up in So. California, the distance to Disneyland and Santa's Village were about the same. But I only went once to Santa's Village, compared to the many many return trips to Disneyland.

CoxPilot said...

I have a photo of me sitting on top of that very mushroom in the first photo

TokyoMagic! said...

That Jack In The Box looks evil! I wish I had gone to Santa's Village before it closed. I remember passing it on the way up to Big Bear, but we didn't stop, darn it!

JG said...

@CoxPilot, that's why these old pictures are so much fun, memories like that.

@TM, yes, an evil Jack for sure. Reminds me of the one in the Fantasyland Pinocchio ride.

I don't recall any of these buildings or features from my single visit, but the "feel" is familiar.

Thank You Dave.

JG

Davelandweb said...

Lee - Would love to see that photo and share it with the readers!

CoxPilot said...

Dave: I'll see if I can dig in the old box.