Pikes Peak Colorado North Pole Santa's Workshop

Real Estate Agent with ERA Herman Group Real Estate

It is always Christmas time in Colorado. Yes, the snow does melt in most places except the highest peaks. But, an often missed attraction is Santa's Workshop at the base of Pikes Peak. The family themed North Pole park has something for everyone. Santa's workshop has a unique history and is over 50 years old. March 10, 1955  marks the day that the 25 acre Santa’s Workshop was planned to be built on the slopes of Pikes Peak. The project was based on another similar attraction built in Lake Placid, NY.

The kids can meet Santa Claus and his elves(year round) and all family members will enjoy the unique colorado woman santaChristmas Tree ride.  You can also partake of a classical ride on the antique carousel. An Aerial Tram will allow you to ride through the clouds or for the less adventurous the Miniature Train is still a small thrill. The park boast two dozen family-friendly rides. You can feed the goats and llamas, or watch the magic show. Village shops are stocked with gifts which can make early or seasonal holiday shopping a breeze.

And if Christmas in Colorado at Santa's Workshop isn't enough of a fill for the family then head up the Pikes Peak Highway. Pikes Peak stands at an altitude of 14,110 ft. above sea level. The highway is open year round as the weather permits. Check the website at Pikes Peak Highway for times as they vary from season to season. A discount coupon is available at the website and is good until the end of the year. Don't forget your jacket or coat, otherwise you may end up sporting a Pikes Peak sweatshirt for the rest of the day. It can be cold even in the summer.

Toll Road $10.00 per adult (16 and over $5.00 per child - (6 - 15) or total $35.00 per car up to 7 passengers.

If you are planning to be in the area choose one or both of these attractions. The experience will last a lifetime.


Sabrina Kelley* Herman Group Real Estate*719-963-1630*

*Serving Teller, Park and El Paso Counties* www.sabrinakelley.com*



Comments (6)

Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Sabrina! You know all the years I've lived here, I've never gone to Santa's workshop! I really should do that this year- Thanks for reminding me!


Nov 18, 2009 12:07 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sabrina, The North Pole is a great place to visit! You're right it can be cold, last time we were there my little grandson wanted an ice cream cone!  It was so chilly, I opted for hot coffee.  This is a wonderful post about a wonderful place!

Nov 18, 2009 12:08 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Sabrina, I'm almost embarrassed to say that living in Colorado for 15 years I never made it either. 

Nov 18, 2009 02:15 PM
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

Okay ladies. I have to admit that I have never made it to the North Pole or up the Pikes Peak Hwy. I started to go this summer but when it was partially closed and not going to the top I turned around and took a hike down at the Garden of the Gods. There is a private area back in the Garden of the gods where an entire village sits.

But, I do hear that the kids and families love the North Pole and the top of Pikes Peak is still something I want to accomplish although not by way of any foot racing.

Good to see all of you.

Nov 19, 2009 06:46 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Sabrina

You sure have done a mighty fine blog post, about Santa's Workshop and and going to the top of Pikes Peak. Your sure right both are fun to do.

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Nov 20, 2009 02:39 PM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

Sabrina, what a timely post.  This is such a magical time of year. 

Nov 22, 2009 06:07 AM