December 12, 2013


When you walk beneath the twinkling lights at Santa Land it is hard to contain your excitement for the approaching holiday season. On the outside I looked just like everyone else. I was bundled up to keep warm, and I wore a smile from ear to ear. On the inside, I was a five-year-old version of myself who wanted to pass out candy canes to strangers and scream out “Merry Christmas!” That would be kind of fun though, don’t you think?

The entrance to Santa Land

The entrance to Santa Land.

Santa Land is a FREE event and is open every evening from December 10-23 from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. You can locate Santa Land by following the jingle bells to the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park just east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds. If all else fails, just look for the 60-foot tree. You can’t miss it!

Also be sure to dress warm and bring your camera to take a picture with Santa and Mrs.Claus at no charge. If you forget, that’s okay. You can purchase a keepsake dgital picture for only $5.

Pictures with Santa.

Pictures with Santa.

Santa Land is filled with a variety of scenes from your favorite Disney movies, including our favorite minions from the hit movie, Despicable Me. We even ran into some of our favorite bearded pals from Duck Dynasty.

The Minions!

The Minions!

Duck Dynasty.

Duck Dynasty.

All in all, Santa Land reminded me of the simple things; bright lights, holiday music and spending time with the ones you love. Happy holidays!

Just the Facts

What: The 57th Annual Santa Land

When: December 10-23 from 6 to 10 p.m

Where: Mackenzie Park : East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park just east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds.

Cost: FREE admission. Photos with Santa can be purchased. Concession stands will be available.

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