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Welcome to Santa's Village in Roswell, GA -  located at 405 Waverly Hall Drive. 

Santa's Village is Christmas light display put on by the Jakobsen family since 2013. Made up of about 14000 lights, there are several additional displays, such as a German Village and LGB trains, Santa's Workshop with 20 animated elves making toys, and an animated singing Santa Band. The garage has been turned into a Winter Wonderland of decorations for all to view. In the front yard, are a series of displays, from Santa and his nine reindeer, the North Pole, a marching bear band, and a large lighted wireframe display, featuring Santa's Workshop, and his elves working loading his sleigh, his bag, throwing packages, and even a couple of characters having a good old snowball fight.

The house is outline in led icicles, changing colors in unison with the lights strung around the yard and the detached garage. In the back yard - you will find the 12 Days of Christmas, choreographed to the song.

Feel free to visit, and walk down the driveway to view the display.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, the Jakobsen's provide train rides to their visitors as well.

Donations are graciously appreciated, and are used to purchase toys for Toys for Tots!

 

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