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Santa's Village at EarlyWorks opens magical world for children

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

This is the time of year when little ones are on their best behavior to impress Santa. There is a magical place in the Valley where little ones and their parents can be impressed at Santa's Village.

Beth Goodwin is the director of marketing and sales at the EarlyWorks museums. She and the rest of the staff are excited about this year's Santa's Village.

"This will be the 16th year for Santa's Village. Santa's Village is a fundraising project for the EarlyWorks family of museums. We use the money that is made at Santa's Village to fund educational initiatives for EarlyWorks," said Goodwin.

She said there is so much to see there. Candy cane-lined paths lead school groups to be entertained by the elves, and there are even reindeer in training.

"Santa's village is a lot of hard work. It takes a month to get this up and a month to take it down. And we are open every single night until the 23rd of December," said Goodwin.

If you get hungry during your stay you can visit "Santa's Snacks". There are plenty of lights and twinkling stars to light your way. Even Bessie the Meadow Gold Cow is in the Christmas spirit.

And what visit to Santa's Village would be complete without a photo op at Santa's Sleigh?

While they were there, children from Somerville Road School in Decatur and Hope Presbyterian Play School had their pictures taken and were given some living history lessons at the blacksmith shop. They learned to forge, the ancient art of working hot metal on the anvil.

The village has dorm rooms for the elves, and even the girls' room is pretty in pink.

There is a tracking room to help TV stations like WAFF 48 keep up with every move Santa and the reindeer make. And Mrs. Claus is just down the hall and around the corner.

There is so much to see and do here. 4-year-old Brenden Taylor loved the bean bag toss, the sleigh and the cookies.

Others, like 3-year-old Lundyn Cole, see a job possibility.

"I'd like to be a princess and I'd like to be a holly queen," she said.

All the hard work leads to magic at Santa's Village. Where you can enjoy the season in Bobby's Bama.

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