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Outdoor Activities

Thanksgiving - New Year's Eve

 Drive-Thru Holiday Displays open nightly! 

The Christmas Festival is also proud to offer special activities in addition to the Drive Thru Displays. We encourage guests to view the Castle Calendar when planning a visit. Special event evenings are a wonderful way to experience the Christmas Festival. Take a train ride through the Castle Village, bundle up with loved ones during an old-fashioned hayride, or ride the Christmas ponies (weather permitting). Guests may also take a journey on Cletus the Camel. The Castle Hayrides will operate through New Year's Eve*

Christmas Train- Nov 26-Dec 25th

$10 Per Person - All Ages Welcome
Take a jolly tour through the Village of Castleton to see displays that are exclusive to the Train & Hayride route.

Castle Holiday Hayride

Nov 25 - Dec 25th
$5 Per Person (under 1 yrs - free)
Bundle up with a cocoa from the Cafe and hop aboard for an old fashioned hayride.

Cletus the Camel

Nov 25 -Dec 25th
$10 Per Person - All Ages Welcome
take a stroll around the Village Center on Cletus the Camel
Cletus will be here on weekends throughout the holiday season. Please verify on the Castle's Calendar when planning a trip

Christmas Ponies

Nov 25 - Dec 25th
$10 Per Person
Take a stroll on the cutest lil' ponies around!

Visit the Great Hall of the Castle!

Starting Dec 15th, the inside will be open every day until New Year's.

Holiday Merchants

Stop in for some holiday shopping and pick up something unique for yourself or a loved one! Get Fireworks for New Year’s Eve celebrations from December 15th-December 31st. We are always adding new merchants so check back often!!


Rudolph's Cafe

Join us in the Cafe for a light supper or snack, hot chocolate and treats, and great company! Sit and enjoy while holiday movies for the whole family play. Open November 25th - December 25th. 5:30-10pm 

Santa Claus 


Santa Claus will be here each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Each Santa is here as a volunteer, so we recommend viewing the Castleton Calendar to verify which activities are available on the evening of your planned visit. 

Rudolph's Cafe

Beverage Options

Cappuccino or Cocoa $2.00

20 oz soda $3.00

Coffee $1.00

Beer $6.00

Bottled Water $2.00

Cocktails $7.00

Wine $6.00

Mead $8.00

*Post Christmas, the Cafe offers a menu limited to beverages only.



Krampus in Castleton

Think coal in your stocking is the scariest thing about the holidays? Visit the Castle's holiday haunt, Sandy Claws! Add some fright to your jingle each weekend throughout the Christmas Festival Season.