JEFFERSON, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Although we're well into Summer, and only a few days away from the 4th of July, Christmas has already started in New Hampshire.
According to Santa's Village, the gates are now open until at least early September at the Christmas-themed amusement park.
"Santa’s elves have been very busy us as we’ve worked through the guidelines given to us by the state," said the Village online. "We may need to make more adjustments as we see how everybody interacts in this new environment, to ensure the most enjoyable day possible."
Santa's Village began welcoming visitors again on Wednesday, July 1st at 9:30 a.m., with limited capacity allowed to ensure proper social distancing.
Santa's Village said single-day admission tickets are only for sale online, and there will be a COVID-19 health screenings for anyone who wishes to enter the park.
Santa will still be interacting with guests from a safe distance, and his reindeer will greet guests in small groups at a time.
Guests are being asked to cover their faces inside the park, in line, and on the following rides: Reindeer Carousel, Pixie Mix, Himalaya, Little Drummer Boy, S.S. Peppermint Twist, The Chimney Drop, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Poogee Penguin’s Spin Out, Rudy’s Rapid Transit Roller Coaster, and Bumper Cars.
Two rides that use tubes or rafts, You Tubing and Red Hot Racers, will remain closed.
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