This Christmas, visit a truly magical place in the city of Trikala, in the northern part of Greece. Just a short distance from Athens (328 km/204 mi) and Thessaloniki (215 km/134 mi), you will find the magical Christmas Park of Trikala, the Mill of the Elves.
From 26th November 2016 until 7th January 2017, the old chimneys inside the park start working and scatter incredible scents, the candy machines are ready to build as many toys and candies as possible, the various themed houses, like the home of Santa Claus, the Fairy House and the Enchanted Forest, are waiting for children of all ages.
The Mill of Elves is open every day from 10 am until 10 pm. Entrance is free, but there is a small ticket fee for some attractions.
When entering the park, guests will receive a fairytale passport, which you can use to follow the path of the magic map. You will have the opportunity to be entertained, educated, be delighted and smile, while helping the elves prepare this year’s gifts. The best way to visit the park is via car, there’s a large parking lot that’s free for visitors. Check out the things to do this Christmas in Trikala, Greece.
The home of Santa Claus
Santa Claus has his own house inside the park and opens his large warm arms to the hundreds of thousands of visitors. Young and old people walk between the magical woods, the fairy tale streets, and cross over the river and bridges to get to the real island; the land of Santa Claus.
There, you will find yourself in front of the impressive entrance of the two-storey wooden house with a dreamlike terrace overlooking the park (a great photo opportunity). Take a photo inside with Santa, and tell him want you want for Christmas this year.
The Fairy House and the Enchanted Forest
The most magical treehouse in the world lies under the great sycamore tree inside the park. Walk by the river that passes through the park and over the wooden bridge and you will find a place where fairies live.
Beautiful, magical creatures will welcome you to their home and share their secrets of love, joy and happiness. Take photographs with them, explore their houses and get lost inside the Enchanted Forest. Make your Trikala, Greece Christmas more magical this year and visit the forest. You will find unexpected surprises along the way!
The Elves’ Oven and the Chocolate Factory
With the help of the elves, children will learn the art of bread making. Inside the baking building, children will have the opportunity to attend a hands-on workshop about bread. They provide basic ingredients such as flour, sesame and sourdough for you to mold, design and decorate your bread before baking it. There are also various other Christmas culinary creations for you to enjoy.
Visit the nearby Chocolate Factory where the beloved Santa and his countless assistants reveal their sweet secrets. The most impressive pastries are made at the chocolate workshop, right before the visitors’ eyes.
Elves mold the warm and colorful candy creating unique designs! Goblins use fantastic ingredients (cocoa, nuts, fruits, herbs, etc.) to manufacture and sell huge chocolate bars! Every corner of the park hides a different surprise. You ask what you can do in Trikala for Christmas. Well, candy, donuts and pastries complete the puzzle of the sweet treats within this area of the park. Munch away!
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The Elves’ Post Office
The Post Office of the Elves is another great places for children to request their wishes and desires. Don’t forget to write your wishes so that the elves can deliver it to Santa Claus.
Inside this themed house, you will have the opportunity to post wishes and greetings into a large mailbox, and you will write them with the largest and most magical typewriter in the world!
A local Christmas Market
Inside the park, you will have the opportunity to taste local delicacies made by pure traditional ingredients. Explore dozens of beautifully decorated wooden houses and their sweet treasures at the Christmas Market. Taste the local flavors and products, smell their scent and see various colors.
You will find sweet and savoury foods sold at very good prices as the organizing committee of the event strictly supervises the selling prices of products, aiming for a low cost.
Visit the land of Christmas Magic
Enjoy Christmas time and visit the Mill of the Elves located in the Greek city of Trikala. This is a great daily excursion if you are in northern Greece. If you have kids, they will love this experience, but it is also a great activity for anyone of any age who loves Christmas. Those who visit the Mill of Elves will have the opportunity to participate in many other events held inside the park during this period of the year and you’ll get to experience truly dreamlike moments.
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