Christmas magic comes to life at North Pole Experience

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The magic of Christmas comes alive at the North Pole Experience in Flagstaff. By Tami Hoey The magic of Christmas comes alive at the North Pole Experience in Flagstaff. By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

THE NORTH POLE -- It has become one of the most holiday popular events in our state, and this year, The North Pole Experience is getting ready to deliver even more Christmas magic to children during the holiday season.

Heidi Goitia visited the North Pole Experience in Flagstaff on "Good Morning Arizona" Thursday to explore the winter wonderland, and see what magic is in store for the little ones.

At the North Pole Experience, visitors first go through the "portal" to the Christmas adventure.

They begin their journey at Santa's Toy Invention Hall of Fame where they can see popular toys that elves have made over the decades.

Next stop? Santa's workshop, of course! It's a very interactive experience inside Santa's 12,000-foot workshop, as kids get to help elves build toys. Children can also watch the elves package and deliver the toys they made in the factory. You won't believe the "wrapping room!"

After their hard work, they are rewarded with hot chocolate and cookies. While the children eat, they sing with the elves, and their Christmas spirit will very likely summon a visit from Santa Claus himself!

The adventure begins at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. The hotel is located near Interstate 40, and it will be decked out in millions of lights. Families will climb aboard their elf-driven trolley and ride through the magic portal to Santa's workshop. All along the way, Christmas music rings, lights flash and the magic begins.

The entire North Pole Experience takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets start at just $38, and tours are available November 21 through December 27.

Drive time to Flagstaff from Phoenix is about two hours.

Visit northpoleexperience.com or call 480-779-9679 to purchase tickets.