Scotts Valley, California: Santa's Village (Gone)

Highway 17, on the Santa Cruz side of the summit. Exit at Granite Creek Rd. Probably nothing left to see; the real estate was too valuable.
1957-1979. Closed, gone.

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Santa's Village - Vague Recollections

Does anyone recall Santa's Village between San Jose and Santa Cruz? It was near the summit on Hwy 17 on the Santa Cruz side. I recall going there as a kid and riding a "tea cup and saucer" ride, and getting a corny elf's hat embroidered with my name on it. I'm pretty real sure it's gone now. It might have been near the Lost World.

[John Metz, 02/02/2005]

Dianne adds: "Santa's Village closed many years ago, as did the Lost World park and the Tree Circus (which has moved into Gilroy's Bonfante Gardens park). The lot now houses a business park (not nearly as much fun as an amusement park). Our town is located about 10 minutes north of Santa Cruz, at the foot of the SC Mountains."

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