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SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who pre-registered for this event. All time slots are now full. If you have already made a reservation, we look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Come visit with Santa and do fun holiday crafts during the Vail Recreation District's annual Santa's Workshop on Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 3 p.m.
New this year, sign up at and choose a 30-minute time slot to visit Santa between 3 p.m and 6 p.m. Each individual child must be registered. Signing up for a time slot means less waiting in line and more having fun! Please arrive at the beginning of your reserved time slot OR arrive earlier to participate in the holiday crafts before visiting with Santa.
Located in the Imagination Station, Santa's Workshop is free for children of all ages. Kids can visit and have their photo taken with Santa; then we'll print the picture and give it to you to take home! Children can also make crafts including personalized photo frames, ornaments, gifts and decorated cookies. 

"Santa's Workshop is a yearly tradition for many local and visiting families," says Chad Young, VRD Community Programming Director. "It's one of our favorite events of the year! Kids will have a great time creating their own gifts, making treats and telling Santa their holiday wishes."
Also located in the same space, the Imagination Station - a play space for children ages two through 12 - will have limited activities during Santa's Workshop. The Imagination Station features a Thoughts Flow water table that encourages experimentation and problem solving, a play wall that integrates physical and cognitive learning, and other activities that inspire creativity and thoughtful play.

Starting Dec. 2, the Imagination Station will be open Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1.) Entry fee is $8 for ages two and older. Adults and children under two are FREE.

Vail Recreation District's Imagination Station is located above the Lionshead Welcome Center, on the south side of the Lionshead parking structure and on the Town of Vail's free in-town shuttle system. The Imagination Station offers year-round opportunities including art and science projects and new virtual reality experiences.

For more information, visit, call VRD Community Programming at 970-479-2292 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..