In 1953, two Quebeckers, Real Rousseau and Jacques T. Melchers, decided to create a quiet, safe, and fun site where Quebec families could enjoy the magic of the winter holidays all year round. To build the Summer Residence for Santa Claus, they chose the town of Val-David in the Laurentians.
In 1953, Santa “arrived” at his Summer Residence and ever since, without missing a single year, he has offered joy and entertainment to children and adults.
This is the place where, even during the summer, small children have a chance to experience the magic of meeting Santa.
At the improvised farm, children have an opportunity to pet and feed animals. This new experience offers new sensations to the little ones, helping them to cope with their fears and providing them with fun other than watching TV or surfing Internet.
As the loud city noises are more than 100 kilometers away, the only sounds you can hear at this secured wooded site are Christmas music, parents’ and children’s laughter, and animal calls.
How to get to the Santa Village:
From Montreal: Take Highway 15, Exit 76, then on Road 117; follow the blue signs.
From Ottawa: Take Road 50, then 148, then 158 to Lachute to Highway 15 North until Exit 76; follow the blue signs.
From Quebec: Take Highway 40 West to Repentigny; take the 640 up to Highway 15 (Laurentian Highway), then head North until you get to Exit 76.
Address of Santa Village:
987, rue Morin
Phone: 819-322-2146 or 1-800-287-6635
Website of Santa Village: www.noel.qc.ca