If you're looking to escape the city with a winter road trip to a Christmas Village near Montreal, look no further.\nNorth Pole, NY is a year-round Christmas town with adorable gingerbread-like houses, rides and all.\nThe best part is it's less than 2 hours from Montreal and a perfect excuse to see Upstate New York under a blanket of snow.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIs anyone else ready to go full-tilt Christmas? Because, for me, as soon as those first flakes of snow start to fall, I've got Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" blasting in my apartment and I'm dreaming of my next Chirstmas Village visit.\nWhat can I say? I'm a festive femme.\nI think one of the best things about the holiday season is this tradition of hanging lights and whole communities coming together to try and make the cold and sometimes dreary winter months merrier.\nWhich is clearly what they are up to at North Pole, New York, where they've got a whole Santa's Village, complete with a workshop.\nThe little village of gingerbread-looking houses are strung up with lights and they run Yuletide Family Weekends, as well as Breakfast with Santa and nightly walks through their Village of Lights.\nPlus they run interactive shows like a parade, and they've got a bunch of rides you can enjoy year-round, including the Candy Cane Express train, classic coasters and the Christmas Tree Ride where you spin around in a Christmas tree ornament-looking ball of fun!\nThe Christmas Village at North Pole, NY, includes Santa's House, the Reindeer Barn, Santa's Bake Shop, Santa's Toy Maker and more, totalling 10 unique and adorable little houses.\nSanta wanted to remind everyone that we ARE OPEN this evening (Dec 23) for our Final Village of Lights night for 2017! ...Posted by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY on Saturday, December 23, 2017\nThe Village of Lights will be running from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 8, 15, 22, 23 and 26-30, 2019. Entrances close at 7 p.m.\nPosted by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY on Monday, December 24, 2018\nThe Yuletide Family Weekends are really special and memorable for kids who get a chance to partake in activities like trimming the tree with Santa's helpers or getting a surprise visit from Santa, right to your lodge. Plus, the kids all take home a little gift from Santa before the weekend is done. Learn more about the Yuletide Family Weekends here.\nREAD ALSO: The Canadian Holiday Train Is Making 7 Stops In Quebec This Month\nFor those that just want to experience the magic of this festive escape from reality, you can access the park on weekends from November 16-December 22 between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Park hours and the 2019 calendar are available right here.\nYuletide family weekends! For those who don't know, we have a special winter time program on the 5 weekends before...Posted by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY on Tuesday, August 1, 2017\nChristmas Carousel during Village of Lights.Posted by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY on Wednesday, December 18, 2013\nThe photo above shows the super cute Christmas Carousel that will let you pretend you're riding along in Santa's sleigh, one of many rides at the park.\nNorth Pole, New York\nSanta wanted to remind everyone that his workshop will be open for 2 more weekends! Dec 15, 16, 22 & 23! Gates open at...Posted by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY on Thursday, December 13, 2018\nWhat: Home of Santa's workshop\nWhere: 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY\nWhen: Winter Weekends begin November 16, park hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.\nFind out more at the North Pole, NY website here. Buy tickets via Eventbrite here.