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Duke’s Very Merry Village - Castle Park

Duke’s Very Merry Village

Thank you for a joyful 2023 event! Returning November 2024

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Make Your Season Sparkle

Duke’s Very Merry Village Returns November 2024.

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Celebrate the season at Castle Park with an all-new Duke’s Very Merry Village. Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats and our famous snow and light shows. New this year see Duke’s Holiday Wish, our live musical holiday show, feast on Brunch with Duke, Santa & Friends or take a ride on Antique Cars rethemed for the season as Holiday Lane. Plus, come back for special events including scavenger hunts, a Noon Year’s Eve celebration and much more. It’s our best holiday event ever!

2023 Duke’s Very Merry Village:

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Holiday Lane

Take a ride on Antique Cars, reimagined for Duke’s Very Merry Village as Holiday Lane. Enjoy whimsical holiday scenes, fun seasonal animatronics, all-new light displays and much more on one of Castle Park’s most cherished rides. Keep your eyes out for the tricky Rat King from the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. He’s been having a little fun with Holiday Lane. Can you spot what he’s done? Take a ride on Holiday Lane and get in the Holiday Spirit.

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Snow & Light Show

A Castle Park holiday favorite is even better this year! Join us for our famous snow and light show in front of the Plaza Café. Enjoy the miracle of snow in Riverside with a lively light show choreographed to some of your favorite holiday music. With new music, new lighting effects and more snow than we’ve ever had before, you don’t want to miss this Castle Park favorite.

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Festive Holiday Treats

Food is half of the fun at Castle Park! Sink your teeth into the holiday season with Duke’s Holiday Snack Boxes. Pick from a box of festive sweet treats, including a deep fried cinnamon sugar pretzel, marshmallow snowman pop and deep fried Oreo with peppermint or go for the tasty savory box with a pork slider, bacon cheddar tots and mac ‘n cheese with Buffalo chicken . Get them both for even more holiday fun.

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Scavenger Hunts

We need your help! The evil Rat King has stolen six giant presents and hidden them in spots all around Castle Park. Can you help us find them? Find them all and you can win a different prize every week. Stop by the Royal Tent to pick up a scavenger hunt card and learn how to play. We need to find all of those presents before Christmas!

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