Santa's Land Theme Park and Zoo

Day Trips
Located in North Carolina

Just a short hour and a half drive from your luxurious Cabin is Santa's Land a family Theme Park and Zoo, an enchanted Christmas theme park located in the middle of the beautiful Smokey Mountains and it's something that everyone is sure to love. Enjoy riding the Rudi-Coaster, train, and paddle boats. Pet domestic animals, view exotic animals, visit with Santa, his elves and reindeer, or browse our Christmas shops. Bring a picnic lunch or dine at one of our establishments.

Santa's Land is open each year Mid May through the end of October, 7 days a week. Standard hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Please call for hours during Memorial Weekend, Summer, and Labor Day Weekend. Hours will vary throughout season and are weather permitting. We cannot operate rides during severe storms.

Petting Zoo

Baby Bears:
Don't miss feeding time for Ruff and Buff, Santa's Baby Bears! Public feeding times are 10:45, 1:45 and 4:45 daily. You can catch us feeding them various fruits, granola and yogurt too!

Ring-Tailed Lemurs:
See these guys on Whitebeard's Lake! They are so fun, you will want to take them home! Be sure to grab some monkey chow before you board your boat!

Capuchin Monkeys:
Visit our Capuchin Monkeys on Monkey Island, at Whitebeard's Lake! Grab some food to feed them too! These guys will make you laugh!

Santa's Deer Barn:
Feed our friendly deer right out of your hand. Don't forget to bring plenty of quarters for the corn feeders!

Rides and Attractions

Famous Rudicoaster:
The Rudicoaster is Santa's favorite ride and will be yours too, as you wind up and around this fun-filled ride for the entire family. Small toddlers may ride with an adult. Older children may ride alone or with an adult....