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Duke's Very Merry Village

Saturdays & Sundays
November 19 - January 8

Save $15 on single day tickets, including Duke's Very Merry Village!

Group tickets are available for Duke's Very Merry Village! Groups start at fifteen or more guests!

For the first time ever, buy your ticket to our holiday event and our haunted holiday maze.

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It's the most "fun"derful time of the year!

The most "fun-derful" time of the year at Castle Park is more wonderful than ever! Duke’s Very Merry Village rings in the season with brand new experiences including Duke’s Holiday Express Train, an incredible new light show and our first ever Krampus Experience fright maze. Celebrate the season with our beautiful light displays and festive decorations throughout the ride park. Savor delicious holiday treats as you stroll through the park and of course don’t miss your chance to meet Santa Duke in-person!

Duke's Very Merry Village Tickets

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This is your ticket to our Ride Park and enjoying unlimited rides on the date of your visit. Join us on Saturdays and Sundays December 19 to January 8th for our holiday event Duke's Very Merry Village!

Featured benefits

  • Admission to Castle Park
  • Unlimited Rides on the date of visit
  • Valid for Duke's Very Merry Village on Saturdays and Sundays!






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General Admission

Single Day Admission

Duke General Admission

Enjoy a single day at Duke's Very Merry Village! Beautful lights, festive foods, and more await your visit to our park.
Grab your tickets now to enjoy:

  • Admission to Castle Park
  • Unlimited Rides
  • Access to Duke's Very Merry Village

Special Events and Activities on Saturdays and Sundays only.
November 19, 20, 26, 27. 
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 31. 
January 1, 7, 8. 

Lights and decorations only on all other operating days. 


*Junior Admission is for guests between the heights of 36in and 47in.

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Lunch with Santa Duke

This festive food offering is perfect for family or friends visiting for Duke's Very Merry Village. Enjoy a tasty meal and even get the chance to meet our very own Santa Duke!

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm.
November 19, 20, 26, 27. December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18. 


*Junior Meal is for guests between the height of 36in and 47in. Junior Meal is a smaller menu. 

Krampus Kombo

'Twas the Fright before Christmas

.....and all through the house, a creature was stirring. Can you make it out? 

For the first year ever, you can purchase this combo ticket and exeprerience our first ever Krampus Experience. 

This ticket includes:

  • Access to Castle Park
  • Unlimited Rides
  • Admission to Duke's Very Merry Village
  • Single use to the Krampus Experience

Operating from 4:00pm to park close scheduled days.
November 19, 20, 26, 27. December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 31. January 1, 7, 8. 


*Krampus Experience is not recommended for guests under the age of 13
*Ticket is valid for single use only to Krampus Experience; not unlimited. 


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Festive Food and Snacks

Lunch with Santa Duke

Join our very own Santa Duke for a festive holiday lunch in Al's Big Top. After lunch, enjoy reserved seats for a special performance by Anthony the Magic on Saturdays or a special Holiday Show on Sundays!

Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm
November 19, 20, 26, 27. 
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18.

Separate admission is required for entry to the park. 

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Holiday Snack Boxes

Duke loves a snack as much as the next dragon. He's created two new tasty snack boxes for Duke's Very Merry Village. 
Our Sweet Snack Box  comes with cinnamon pretzels, a caramel brownie parfait, and chocolate dipped rice crispy treats. Our Savory Snack Box contains a mini hot dog with pulled pork and cole slaw, pretzel bites with cheese dippin sauce, and bacon mac n cheese. 

Redemption is at Al's Big Top. 
Separate admission is required to enter the park.

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Special Events and Activities

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    Krampus Experience

    The ghouls and goblins of Castle Dark are taking over a corner of Castle Park for an all-new haunted holiday maze. Krampus, the folk legend known for scaring misbehaving children, comes to Castle Park for the Krampus Experience. Throw a little fright into your holiday nights!

    Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00pm-Ride Park close. 

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    Visits with Santa Duke

    Visit with Santa Duke at Castle Park! Our favorite dragon will be greeting guests near the Wiggle Racers on Saturdays and Sundays for photos and holiday wishes. Celebrate the season with Santa Duke!

    Saturdays and Sundays only. 

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    Duke's Holiday Express

    Duke has transformed the Castle Park Railroad into his own holiday world called Duke's Holiday Express. Check out one of Castle Park's favorite attractions like you've never seen it before. 

    Open every Ride Park operating day during Duke's Very Merry Village.

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    Snow & Light Show

    The famous Castle Park Snow Show returns to Duke's Very Merry Village on the weekends. The best snow in Riverside is even better this year with a new light show added to the fun. 

    Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15pm.

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    Holiday Lights and Decorations

    Holiday lights illuminate the night at Castle Park during Duke's Very Merry Village. Stroll the park and admire Duke's work to make the season merry and bright. 

    Open every Ride Park operating day during Duke's Very Merry Village. 

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    Ornament Decorating

    Homemade ornaments are the best holiday decorations. Head over to the Party Palace on the weekends for children's ornament decorating. Take a keepsake home and have something your family will treasure for years. 

    Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Anthony the Magic

    It's always magic when Anthony the Magic comes to Castle Park and even more so during the holidays! Join Anthony the Magic live in the Big Top on Saturdays afternoons during Duke's Very Merry Village as he dazzles kids and parents alike with his high energy show.

    Saturdays at 4:00pm

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    Holiday Show

    During Duke's Very Merry Village, the Big Top hosts a variety of holiday themed entertainment. Stop by and enjoy the holiday entertainmetn we have to offer!

    Sundays at 4:00pm