Santa's Enchanted Forest Kicks Off Opening Night on Halloween

In many cities, the end of the year is marked by a change in season. But in South Florida, residents know the holiday season has begun when the Santa's Enchanted Forest opens its doors and welcomes them to the Christmas magic inside.

Santa's Enchanted Forest, home to South Florida's tallest Christmas tree, opens today at 5 p.m. with a special Halloween celebration.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be trick-or-treating down Santa Claus Lane. Admission will be free for kids 8 and under in costume until 7 p.m.

Today is also the last day to buy an Early Elf season pass, which grants unlimited park admission for the entire 2019 season and includes access to all carnival rides, roller coasters, shows, lights, displays, and parking.

Single day tickets will be available for the rest of the season, which ends on January 5. A Santa's Express Pass can be purchased as an add-on to skip the long lines for rides on nights when the park is particularly crowded, including weekends.

Tonight' opening will also feature a special appearance from Santa Claus, and the Tree Light Show Spectacular will be set to new music.

The park will be open every day from 5 p.m. to midnight at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street, and that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Park Admission Prices:

Early Elf Season Pass

  • Child, $38.00
  • Adult, $47.50
  • Senior, $35.33

Single Day Ticket

  • Child, $27.10
  • Adult, $35.51
  • Senior, $27.10

Santa's Express Pass

  • All ages, $18.69
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