Visit Martin, Tennessee to witness this one of a kind holiday experience – Santa’s Village, a 39 year tradition features 25,000 square feet of pure Christmas enchantment. Santa’s Village lasts 4 days and has an estimated 24,000 attendees who visit Martin to experience this west Tennessee holiday gem. Santa’s Village is FREE to attend, YES free entry for everyone!
Santa’s Village has 2 levels with each offering completely different experiences. The top floor houses 40+ craft and gift vendors and concessions. The ground floor is filled to the brim with glittering holiday lights, rides, and activities. Each year the Ned Mcwherter Ag Pavilion at 111 Moody Ave is fully transformed into to create a one of a kind winter wonderland. Santa’s Village is not just an event; it’s a community celebration of joy, giving, and festive spirit.
Plan to Attend: Parking is conveniently located at the UT Martin Football Stadium off University Street. These are the set hours for December 7-10, 2023.
Activities for All Ages:
✨ Popes Rides: Thrill-seekers, young and old, can experience free Popes Rides including a giant carousel and 2 story slide.
✨ Enchanted Forest: Wander through a glittering enchanted forest adorned with over custom 20 holiday display pods, meet and greet stations, and photo booth.
✨ Petting Farm: Housed in the heart of the enchanted forest you will find the most adorable petting farm featuring a wide variety of farm and exotic animals. Kids and adults alike find themselves mesmerized and even taking selfies with these adorable animals. The petting farm is free or you can feed the animals for only a few dollars.
✨ Meet & Greet with Santa Claus, Elsa, & Anna: No visit to Santa’s Village is complete without a rendezvous with the man in red himself and a few of his friends. Bring you phone and be ready to capture the magic with a cherished photo or video. Santa is always located at the end of the enchanted forest and Elsa and Anna are located within the forrest. Santa will be in attendance everyday during open hours. He will have occasional 15 minute breaks for cookies & milk.
✨ Holiday Market : Shoppers and gift buyers… get ready. Located on the top level of the Ag Pavilion are 40+ holiday craft and gift vendors all ready to make amazing deals and help you mark off everyone on your list! Many booths offer handmade items and one of a kind finds. From handcrafted crochet and quilts to whimsical, caricature drawings, custom sublimation printing, wood working, and so much more. Each vendor promises a piece of holiday magic. You might even find time to get your face painted with a little piece of reindeer magic.
Giving Back to Community:
While the magic is boundless, the generosity knows no bounds. There is no admission fee, but the spirit of giving is encouraged through a suggested donation of $5 worth of non-perishable food or new children’s toys. Last year’s generous contributions enabled the City of Martin Parks & Recreation Department to deliver 24,000+ canned goods and 26 jumbo bags filled with new toys to WeCare in Martin. Together, attendees and staff truly made a giant impact for those in need during the holiday season.
♿️ADA: For those with ADA needs, please be aware there is no elevator at this facility. To access the vendors on the top floor, please enter at the ADA entrance on the top level. For ADA access the enchanted forest, please enter on the ground level.
Vendor Opportunities: Vendor spots for 2023 are FULL. If you’re interested in being attended to the 2024 waitlist, please contact [email protected] for additional information. Questions: Call Martin City Hall at (731) 587-3126 . Check out the Facebook Event Here