Holiday World “Tops” Santa’s Merry Marketplace (UPDATED with video and interview)

Santa Claus (NNDC):

The tower at Holiday World’s new Santa’s Merry Marketplace is now structurally complete.

A recent morning saw the “topping ceremony,” For Holiday World’s completely renovated main dining hall and cafe’, a 10 story crane lifted the top half of the nearly six story tower into place.

“In the theme-park industry, we like to celebrate placing the highest piece of a new ride or building into place,” says the park’s president Matt Eckert. “Today’s ceremony also marks the start of the one-month countdown to eht Opening Day of our 73rd season.”

Santa’s Merry Market Place is part of the park’s $5.5 million investment for the 2019 season.

“With Santa’s Merry Marketplace, we’ll start a new tradition at Holiday World, as Santa greets park guests each morning from the tower’s balcony,” says Eckert. “We also preserved our iconic Santa murals from the past restaurant to help decorate Santa’s Merry Marketplace.

Menu changes throughout Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari include a total of 110 new food items, half of which are in Santa’s Merry Market place , which will feature Asian Cuisine, Pizza, Deli Sandwiches, Kids Favorites, American Grill, and a show kitchen for candy making.  Menus parkwide are available at  They include continued attention to vegetarian, gluten free, and allergen-friendly options.

Holiday World opens for the season on May 4 with Splashin’ Safari’s opening one week later.  Passes are discounted through May 3.  For more information, visit of call 1-877-463-2645.

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