Friday, March 25, 2016

Souvenir Friday-Santa's Village Signs

When the Santa's Village closed in Lake Arrowhead, the park was up for sale via auction. Although I did not get a chance to go to the auction, I heard many items went for some significant money. The big surprise was the amount spent on the mushrooms. A couple of months after the auction, an antique dealer had a stash of the wooden signs used throughout the park. My friend told me about the signs and I headed to the store and purchased the signs along with some unused stationary and elf hats. The signs now hang in my stairwell heading down the basement. First sign up is for the Bumblebee Monorail, one of my favorite rides from Santa's Village.

Next is the directional sign for the antique car ride. This was a lovely Arrow car ride.

Do you know the way to Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach? This sign will direct you.

The park also had a fun bobsled roller coaster.

A fun place to visit was the Pebble Candy Mine where one could purchase lovely candies.

But we cannot go there as the mine is closed due to a cave in.

And let's take a final ride on the Magic Train.

Have a Happy Easter everyone!


dis220 said...

Those signs are fabulous!

Brad Abbott said...

I was never able to visit Santa's Village, but I'm a sucker for old theme park signs, and these are great! Having one would be cool, but seeing so many in the same place definitely provides a statement.

K. Martinez said...

Man, your post today just blows me away! What a collection! I absolutely LOVE these!

Anonymous said...

Amazing collection! It's my understanding that the Village may soon be resurrected and re-open. KS

outsidetheberm said...

These are wonderful, Patrick! Lucky you!

Nanook said...

Hubba, Hubba-

Them's some mighty nice signs.

Chuck said...

I am so glad that not only were these signs preserved, but they are all in the hands of a single collector who not only appreciates them for what they are, but is willing to share them with the rest of us.

Thanks for doing your part for theme park preservation!

walterworld said...

Fantastic! Glad you have them, they look great.

I've heard some talk about Santa's Village coming back...the logging concern is moving on and perhaps some new owner may give it a go? That's just wishful thinking right?


I miss that park! It was certainly the best of the three in the chain. It would be nice to have the place re-opened, but I think a great deal of it's charm is left to just artifacts and memories.

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