Santa Claus Village
Ho ho Ho, are you ready for a magical moment and a flash back to your childhood?
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StartFragmentThe Hamlet of Santa Claus is located at the Mont Sion, in Andilly (5 minutes from Cruseilles and 20 minutes from Annecy and Geneva). It is open all year around.EndFragment
Marvel at the magical world of the home of Santa Claus!
Hardly had you crossed the doorstep that you immerse yourself into a set of dream and delight completely dedicated to the Santa Claus and in his adorable elves. Dressed in its winter finery and decorated with glittering lights, the house reveals you, on a surface of 800 m2, the intimacy of their places of living and working: bedrooms, kitchen, and workshop of toys …
In his cottage Mrs. Claus invites you to dive into the wonderful stories that will leave the young and old, stars in their eyes...
Shiver in the cave of the Bogeyman
This terrifying with the face darkened with soot, wears heavy boots and a long black coat with hood. Never separating from his wand, he distributes lashes with little stick and offers mustard, coal, potatoes or onions...
His home is in his image, sinister and strict. Inflexible on the punctuality and the virtue, he decorated with clocks and pendulums, as well as moralistic messages. Visit his bedroom, his library, his reserve of vegetables... Do not forget to explore the "bêtisarium", an unusual place where are listed the stupid things of the children, located on a large globe. Finally, discover the Bogeyman’s school of chimney sweeps which.
Discover a room where are exposed more than one thousand «totottes " (dummy): these are the gifts of small visitors to Santa when they are ready to become big.
It is the favorite present of the Santa Claus! It is always delighted to receive these funny “totottes”, all different from each other … To such a point that it became a pledge of mutual trust: the child agrees to separate from the tototte and in return, Santa offers a meal at a Cambodian child in need.
Because the Santa Claus supports the association " Pour un sourire d' Enfant " which makes a commitment for 16 years to bring out of the poverty the children who work on the dump of Phnom Penh. To insure them a future, this association watches to school them and to dispense them a vocational training. Thus, these children gradually recover the smile. Thanks to more than 22 000 "totottes" gathered by Santa Claus, more 22 000 meals have already been distributed !
For more information and opening hours: http://www.lepetitpays.com/en/the-hamlet-of-santa-claus
They also offers other activities:
* Grand Carnaval of Claus from February 10th until 25th
* Estaer Eggs hunt (31/03, 01/04/02/04 and from April 7th until April 22nd)
* Mini Golf during the summer
* Grandes Médievales Andilly May 19.20.21. 26 and 27th 2018
* Scare crows forest during the summer
* The Wolrd of the little ones (week ends and school holiday)