magical Fun for the Whole Fam.
The North Pole has arrived in Santa Ynez Valley, and the list of activities is as long as Santa's Nice List!
Activities noted by an asterisk (*) require a punch card. Each paid admission includes a complimentary 5-hole punch card. Additional Punch Card Bundles can be purchased at checkout and onsite at the
North Pole Mercantile.
Cowboy Christmas activites include...
ChriStmaS Hay RideS
*Santa'S Petting Zoo
Enjoy a rustic hayride from the parking lot to the North Pole!
Meet Santa's barnyard animals up close and personal - 3 punches
Experiential North Pole Pony Ride
*The Daring Elf Adventure
Headliner Event for Kids!
Help! The Grinch is stealing Santa's gifts. He needs the help of a Daring Elf to return the gifts before Christmas Eve. Are you the Daring Elf? (Includes souvenir for each Daring Elf!) - 12 punches
*TipSy Ornament Challenge
Headliner Event for Adults & Older Kids!
Horseback Challenge (Ages 13 & Up)
Test your riding skills against up to three other competitors by carrying an egg in a spoon while riding. Last egg in the spoon wins a drink voucher OR 15-hole punch card! (Walk Only) - 10 punches
Meet Santa, along with his mini "reindeer" sidekick (Select hours, see Special Guests)
*ChriStmaS Pony Decorating
Dress up our ponies with Christmas bows and decorations. Don't forget to kiss your pony under the mistletoe! 5 punches
Ultimate Hot Cocoa Bar ($)
Santa'S SpeakeaSy ($)
Marshmallows, sprinkles, toffee bits, crushed peppermint, candy canes, sea salt, chocolate sauce... you've never seen a Hot Cocoa Bar like this!
Wellll of course Santa has a speakeasy! (21+)
VillaGE ShopS ($)
*HorSeShoe Ornament Creation
Peruse local crafts and wares just in time for Christmas Day!
Decorate your own ornament using real iron horse shoes, then take it home as a souvenir! 5 punches
North Pole Mailbox
Bring your own letter to Santa or write here (we have special Letters to Santa paper), then put it in the North Pole Mailbox, where it will receive special delivery straight to the North Pole
Find "Cowboy The Elf"
*Rudolph'S Carnival GameS
*Jr. Reindeer GameS
We have a special elf who lives here named "Cowboy." He moves around every day! If you find him, report his location to the Mercantile clerk for a special prize
Christmas-themed Carnival Games. Win prizes! 1 punch per game
Calling all Junior Reindeer! Do you have what it takes to pull Santa's sleigh? Try your hand at the Jr. Reindeer Obstacle Course Challenge. Your competition is the fastest time on the board for that day. Beat it, and win a riding lesson or trail ride!
(Different age divisions offered.) 3 punches
*MiScheviouS Pony Bounce HouSe
Live Entertainment (SerieS)
Bounce away with other kids! (Under 52") 2 punches
Enjoy an array of live entertainment after dark (Saturdays 6pm-8pm)
Courtyard Tree Decorating
Help us decorate the 12' tree in the courtyard by decorating your own wooden ornament and hanging it on the tree.
DiScounted Ride &
LeSSon PackageS ($)
Know of a horse lover? Purchase discounted Trail Ride and/or Riding Lesson packages only at Cowboy Christmas. You'll be able to take home a personalized gift certificate right that night!
North Pole Mercantile
Shop for Cowboy Christmas gifts, rustic Christmas decore, punch cards, gift certificates and more at the North Pole Mercantile
Magical ChriStmaS Ambiance
Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect location for a rustic take on the North Pole. Soak in the magical Christmas ambiance!
* Denotes a Punch Card Activity
$ Denotes an additional cost
No Symbol? It's included in your ticket!