I was lucky to have found another amazing place to take the kids for the holiday season...Santa's house!! ;) A sweet, sweet family in Inver Grove Heights, has an amazing yard display where families can get out and walk around to see all the lights, Christmas displays, and to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! They begin turning on their lights after Thanksgiving and usually have the lights on daily from 5-10pm, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are out each night from 6-9pm! It is so generous, sweet, and really shows you the meaning of Christmas when you see how happy the kids are by it.
I told some of my friends about it and a small group of us met there, including Jessie and her kids, Dawn and Willow, and our friend Gaotah who came to help me with the girls. Zoe loved Santa, Will loved his candy cane, Willow loved a little house that played music, and Noelle loved The Mickey Mouse village display. There's something for all the kids - you can tell Santa and Mrs. Claus put A LOT of work into it!
Noelle was excited to see Santa again!
"Who the hell is that..."
Noelle and Willow in awe of Mickey Mouse's village.
It was so great. And of course, it's free, but donations are accepted. :) I didn't have any cash on me when we walked through but today I sent Santa and Mrs. Claus a Christmas card, telling them thanks for all their generosity and kindness for sharing their magical home with the kids, and slipped in a little monetary gift. ;)
The exact address for Santa's house is: 8450 Ann Marie Trail, Inver Grove Heights.
You can check out more on their Facebook page, here.
If you have time this Christmas season, go see Santa's house for yourself before the holiday is gone! It's worth the drive, and it's so much more than just lights!! We saw at least 4 party buses, and a few limos full of families come see this house while we were there! Such a wonderful Christmas activity for the family, and for little friends to experience together!