Getting into the Christmas Spirit Year Round

My Merry Christmas pic
My Merry Christmas

Getting into the Christmas spirit is easy when December nears. The weather starts to get cold, Christmas songs play on the radio, and decorations start appearing. In some cities, holiday-themed carnivals, such as Brian Shechtman’s Miami-based Santa’s Enchanted Forest, even come to town. Brian Shechtman’s guests enjoy a three-million-light display and over 100 attractions, rides, shows, and games to get them into the Christmas mood.

For those who really enjoy Christmas, there are activities that can give you the Christmas feeling year round. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Visit a Year-Round Christmas Town
Some towns have year-round Christmas attractions. North Pole, Alaska, tops the list. Here visitors can go to Santa’s Workshop, check the reindeer at Santa Claus’ House, and drive down Snowman Lane. Even though it’s not where the real North Pole is located, thousands of letters to Santa get sent there anyway.

2. Listen to Kringle Radio
Kringle Radio streams commercial-free Christmas music all day, all year long.

3. Join a Year-Round Christmas Online Community
Believe it or not, year-round Christmas enthusiasts exist. Sites such as share Christmas news, features, and podcasts throughout the year. It even holds events such as Christmas writing contests and tree ornament exchanges.


Kick Off the Holiday Season at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Brian Shechtman is the owner of Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a prominent holiday theme park and carnival located in Miami, Florida. Under the leadership of Brian Shechtman, Santa’s Enchanted Forest has grown to include more than 100 games, shows, rides, and attractions.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest features a diverse array of holiday attractions, including life-size handcrafted holiday displays and a Christmas light show spectacular. Families can participate in interactive events such as face painting, pony rides, and photos with Santa. For the more adventurous, Santa’s Enchanted Forest offers up attractions such as a bungee jump station and climbing wall.

Through January 3, 2016, from 5 p.m. to midnight, visitors of all ages have the opportunity to experience fun and exciting rides, from a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel to the thrilling Mega Drop and Space Roller rides. Santa’s Enchanted Forest also hosts a wide variety of shows, such as the Bengal Tiger Encounter and the Dale Scott Magic Show.

To learn more about Santa’s Enchanted Forest, visit the website at