A Christmas-themed amusement park, Santa’s Workshop is busy from mid-May until December 24. Not only can kids visit shops where elves have some early Christmas gifts for sale, they can see Santa and whisper their requests in his ear. This 26-acre village features numerous rides, including a miniature train, a 60-foot Ferris wheel (claimed to be the highest in the world), and a space-shuttle replica that swings to and fro, as well as magic shows and music, snack shops, and an ice-cream parlor Expect to spend two to four hours here.