Park Albanoel in Brazil (photograph by Paul Keller)

Whether the early displays of holiday cheer fill your heart with anticipation for the coming winter months, or dread and irritation for another long, bombastic season of endless carols and swarming lights, there's no denying that the Christmas spirit is again taking its hold.

Some places have tried to capture this fleeting joy year-round with "santa parks" where there are always prancing reindeers and busy elves. Yet even this attempt at capturing holiday joy as a sort of amusement park has its expiration date, and like a pine tree tossed to the curb with its tinsel and garland still tousled around its branches, these santa parks have been abandoned and left to ruin. 

CIDADE ALBANOEL
Brazil


photograph by Paul Keller


photograph by Paul Keller


photograph by Paul Keller


photograph by Paul Keller


photograph by Paul Keller

SANTA CLAUS LAND
Golden Valley, Arizona


photograph by Todd Huffman


photograph by Todd Huffman

photograph by Todd Huffman


photograph by mlhradio/Flickr user


photograph by mlhradio/Flickr user


photograph by David Cohen


photograph by Roadsidepictures/Flickr user


photograph by mlhradio/Flickr user

SANTA'S VILLAGE
Lake Arrowhead, California

photograph by Sandi Hemmerlein/Avoiding Regret


photograph by Sandi Hemmerlein/Avoiding Regret


via Atlas Obscura, User Submitted

SANTA'S LAND
Putney, Vermont


photograph by RoadTripNE

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photograph by RoadTripNE

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SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Negaunee, Michigan


photograph by Ed Fisher

SANTA'S VILLAGE
East Dundee, Illinois

photograph by TheKarenD/Flickr user

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Cidade Albanoel

Rio Di Janeiro , Brazil

Santa's Village

Lake Arrowhead, California

Santa's Land

Putney, Vermont

Santa Claus, Arizona

Golden Valley, Arizona

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