Bakersfield Christmas Town
Open Every Day November 23 – December 31, 2018*
Ticket booth opens every day at 5:00 PM
Sun-Thur 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat 5:30 – 10:00 PM * Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
$20 General Admission
Welcome to Christmas Town!
By way of introduction, my name is Santa Claus. I am a toy maker by trade and a lover of all things Christmas. I live at the North Pole for most of the year, where my elves and I make the toys you see on store shelves and underneath your Christmas tree on December 25th.
Many of you have never seen me, although I know each of you by name. I would like to change that, so I’ve been searching for the perfect place to meet in person.
After searching high and low, Mrs. Claus and I discovered a place in California called Bakersfield Christmas Town, and we knew we had to learn more! We traveled from the North Pole to meet the creators of this magical town and were surprised to find our distant relatives hard at work! Ho-Ho-Ho! We were delighted to see what our cousins have planned, including activities for my elves, munchies for my reindeer, a holiday hayride, and a giant Christmas tree surrounded by a fantastical light show. They even made ME a cozy house with a roaring fire just so I can meet each of you.
I am nearly finished with my work here at the North Pole and plan to return to Christmas Town the day after Thanksgiving. Please stop by and give me a hug, write a Christmas letter, take a turn on the skating rink, or go sledding down the giant snow hill. I’ll be waiting for you.
The Sights and Sounds
St. Nick’s Lighting Spectacular
Is it the North Pole? Maybe! Step into a different time and place when you move beneath the glittering canopy of lights surrounding our 40-foot lit Christmas tree! The crisp winter air will sparkle to life as holiday lights twinkle to warm and familiar Christmas music, creating a backdrop to a whimsical holiday light show. Come enjoy the magical beauty of Christmas!
Holly Jolly Hayride
Wear your scarves and warm winter hats for your holiday tour of Christmas Town! Music will fill the air as guests board specially decorated Christmas trailers for a spectacular hayride through our poinsettia forest, the snowflake arches, a Victorian village and Toyland. You will delight in the kaleidoscope of lights, our twinkling penguin family, Frosty and his family, and the 12 Days of Christmas.
Jingle Bell Sledding Hill
Ready for a snow day?! Pull on your snow boots (or tennis shoes) and climb our wintry sledding hill! See the lights twinkling all across Christmas Town from your perch 40 feet in the air, and slide down the 100-foot snow hill as you go tubing the old fashioned way! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This sledding treat will become one of your family’s favorite holiday traditions!
Under the Mistletoe Skating Rink
What’s a Christmas Town experience without a turn on the skating rink? Lace up your ice skates (that we provide with admission), grab your sweetheart’s hand and glide across our special skating rink. The center of the rink boasts a 12-foot tree with 18 poles of lights, all synchronized to music the entire family will enjoy. Skating, mittens, laughter and memories for a lifetime.
Santa Claus’ Cozy Cottage
Ho-Ho-Ho! Santa has a little house in Bakersfield, Calif.! Children will love visiting with Santa Claus (and occasionally Mrs. Claus, too!) in his cozy cottage in Christmas Town. With his reindeer nearby, Santa can relax and spend time with each child who visits him. It may be cold outside, but it’s always warm and toasty by Santa’s roaring fireplace. Stop by and say Hi! Santa is so excited to see you!
And so much more!
This is exactly what Central California has been missing — a complete Christmas experience for all ages! Christmas Town has transformed Pioneer Village into a twinkling Elf Hamlet with specially decorated houses, including special houses for Santa’s friends! Children can send letters to Santa at our Candy Cane Post Office, frolick in Frosty’s Play Area for kids, have a special Winterland face painting, help Buddy the Elf save Christmas in our Laser Tag Arena, climb Rudolph’s Rock Wall, protect Christmas Town form the abominable snowman at the paintball shooting gallery, and ride our Sugar Plum Christmas Train!
Children 2 and under are FREE. Military discount is $5 off the general admission.