Christmas tree under glass, anyone? Out of everything that is still standing in a state of decay on the old Santa's Village property, this one has to be the strangest. It's a disheveled Christmas tree just sitting there behind glass, apparently untouched for years!
"O Christmsas Tree, O Christmas Tree, thy leaves are so unchanging....."
Hey, somebody forgot to open their Christmas gift!
Here's a vintage postcard showing how it appeared in happier times. Check out the crazy, larger than life jack-in-the-box! And there's the Easter Bunny and Mr. Scary Pumpkin-Head Guy (taking a nap on the ground). The building with the blue roof on the left was the Candy Kitchen.
"Sunshine, Lollipops and......."
Here's a close up look at that psycho jack-in-the-box. I wonder what happened to him? The Pixie Pantry is just down the hill. Gee, blogger "A Snow White Sanctum" was right when he commented yesterday about Santa's elves having their hands full with reindeer, donkeys and goats! Not to mention children!
Again, here's the map and an aerial photo to get our bearings.
I've also circled the Antique Auto Ride because I believe the path it followed can be seen in the aerial photo below. It looks like there is at least part of a concrete road sitting just beyond the Pixie Pantry building.....which corresponds with the Antique Auto Ride's location on the map.
Does anyone know where the cars ended up? I'm guessing they would have gone to another amusement park.....it's hard to believe that they would have been scrapped.
Check back tomorrow for Part 6 of this series. Only two more parts to go! Or maybe three!
Pack Mules, February 1961
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