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Christmas in the Country... Santa's Lookout!

Part of the magic at Santa’s Lookout is our interaction with the kids. We have costume characters and a live reindeer display… plus activities for the little ones as well. Here is a quick rundown of some of those activities to help you plan your visit.

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What You Need To Know


Tickets for the Lookout Express train ride MUST be purchased in advance… seating is limited. The time slot you select is for the train departure time… NOT your arrival time. You’re encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time. General admission tickets are only available on site but those DO NOT include the train ride or entrance into the main lights event. However they do offer the chance to meet Santa, purchase a photo with him or pose for a photo of the Grinch. (additional charge) You can also meet some of the other characters walking around the Lookout for FREE!


*Please note, when ordering your tickets we DO operate in rain or snow showers, just not severe inclement weather. If you have concerns about this or think your plans may change please consider adding Ticket- Insurance during checkout so that you can make adjustments within 24 hours of your reservation.

**Tickets without ticket-insurance are NOT eligible for cancelations or changes. If you fail to show for a reservation when we are open, you will forfeit your tickets.

Festive Things To Do

Santa | Santa will be here weekends plus select nights Christmas week through Christmas eve. It’s free for the kids to meet Santa, but photos are only taken by our photographer and available for purchase on-line while purchasing your ‘Lookout Express Ticket’ or at the event.

Letters to Santa | Kids can write a letter to Santa and drop it in the mailbox during the visit.  

Catch A Cab | Mini Barrel Ride for the kids!

The Grinch | Our green meanie is the talk of the town… and you can meet him this season. but be warned he is extra cranky!

Costume Characters | We have a variety of costume characters nightly.. from Bumbles to Elsa to Frosty you never know who you are going to run into!

Cookie Decorating | Kids & Adults alike can get festively creative and decorate a cookie (for a small additional charge)

Santa’s Coloring Station | Kids can color a picture of the Lookout Express… a great keepsake to remember the 2023 holiday season. 

Live Reindeer | Meet Ginger (short for Gingerbread)… one of Santa’s favorite reindeer – take as many pictures as you like – no access inside the pen.

Concessions | We have plenty of sweet treats & refreshments located right inside our holiday pavilion (Available for Purchase)

Campfire | Weather permitting we’ll have a campfire nightly… great for s’mores or roasting a hot dog.

(Available to purchase then roast or toast away!)

Honey Bear Cabin | Located inside the train station – kids can select a furry friend.. our staff will assist with the stuffing to bring your toy to life. (Additional charge)

Gift Shop | Located inside the train station.

For questions please contact us at or call

Santa’s Lookout Hotline: 270-622-8171