The first year we traveled down the ICW (2000), we went to the Miami Zoo to look at the lights. The second year all the families that were friends of my daughter and their kids went to Santa's Enchanted Forest where we ate dinner and the kids went on lots of rides. The only pictures I have are of the pony ride at the zoo the previous year
My granddaughter who was 2 loved the ponies (which were extra) and was completely fearless - going on any ride her big brother (5 years older) would go on. Even I went on some rides with a grandchild.
Website says: "With a 92 foot tall Christmas Tree, 9 FREE shows, hundreds of themed displays, pony rides, a petting zoo, 40 Carnival rides including the very best thrill rides in the world, two giant roller coasters, extreme rides and 20 of the best kiddie rides around, that are absolutely free and over 3,000,000 lights. Don't forget to stop by and visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas or you can send him a letter through our post office. All rides, shows, attractions and parking are FREE with paid admission.
Shows this year (2005) will include
Kachunga Alligator Show
Victor Flores Circus Thrill Show
BMX Stunt and Thrill Show
Dondi the Elephant
Gifford & Roy Magic
Amazing Juggling Show
Wayne Francis Puppeteer and Ventriliquist
Wade Henry Variety Show
Santa's Enchanted Forest has all of your favorite Midway Food and Games with over 50 stands to suit every taste; from International Favorites like Arepas, Churros to Popcorn and Cotton Candy.
Midway Games at Santa's are the easiest to win. Most have a winner every time.
Dress Code: This coming year (2005-2006) the dates are:
Dates: November - January
Location: 7900 SW 40th Street Miami, FL 33155
Time: Open Every Night from 5 pm to Midnight
Entrance Ticket: Includes over 100 rides, shows and attractions and parking.
Now taking Visa & MasterCard
Adults $19.63 + tax
Children (9 and under) $14.02 + tax
2 and Under FREE
Senior Citizens (65+) $14.02 + tax
NEW SEASON PASS
Pay one price for the entire season, unlimited entrance.
Don't wait in line at the Entrance
$32.70* + TAX (10 and over)
$23.36* + TAX (9 and under)
* not valid Saturday Nights or December 25th
Wheelchair and stroller rentals available.
They also have immaculate portable rest-room trailers.