Some haunted attractions do a Christmas overlay to their haunt. Headless Horseman doesn’t do that. They create an entirely new event for Christmas that is markedly different and definitely worth your time. It’s called A Frosty Fest.
A Frosty Fest features:
- Candy Cane Lane
- Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive thru or Hayride)
- Glistening Gardens: Celebrating the dancing trees of Nature
- Magical Mansion
- Frosty’s Magical Adventure, a 3D walk-through
- Santa’s North Pole: Visits with Santa
- Two Stage Shows: Twinkle’s Toy Trouble and Jingle & Jangle Magic and Comedy
- Gift Shops, Tasty Treats and more!
- Where’s Rudolph? Count how many times you see Rudolph in Frosty’s Enchanted Forest
We found A Frosty Fest to be WAY above what we expected in terms of quality and execution. The decor is phenomenal. The shops are all themed toward the holidays and the best place for you to get your Christmas ornaments and gifts.
There is a guy inside this tree costume:
The food is VERY high quality. They had the best gingerbread cookies I have ever had IN MY LIFE. The hot chocolate was darn good too! Everything tasted homemade and not mass produced.
The Magical Mansion is one of the haunted houses from Halloween that had been walled off and the scenes replaces with family-friendly Christmas scenes. Kids would love this but us adults HAD A BLAST.
Frosty’s Magical Adventure was another walkthrough that featured the best art and the best usage of 3D I have ever seen. I have never liked 3D for Haunted Houses because between the actors jumping out and the visual it is tough to figure out where to walk. It’s like being blinded. It always detracts from my enjoyment.
I told the owners that I finally found where 3D was additive – it was right here in this attraction. The focus was on looking at the art and snowflakes and lights – the 3D worked perfectly because no one was scaring anyone. You didn’t feel blinded. You could easily take in the splendor of the holidays with the 3D glasses.
The stage shows were also very funny even for adults. We enjoyed everything here. I have nothing negative to say. I had no idea Christmas events were such a thing until recently and now I am here to pass this knowledge on to you. When the Halloween season is done there is still a lot to do. Even though this is kid-friendly it’s also adult friendly. They got it right. “For the whole family” should not mean that it’s just for kids and the adults have to suffer. Here is means literally “for the whole family”. Us over 30 loved it!
Of course, we got our picture with Santa:
The queue was set up so you walked through Santa’s Sleigh to his house. This is another thing that tells you that these guys really understand how to stage theatrical experiences. The detail, planning, and thought that was behind everything at this event was obvious to us. This is a Must Do.
Of course the hayride has been redone as a Christmas light ride. It was great! You can choose to take their hayride or your own car. I recommend their hayride because they play holiday music – it’s just such a great experience. You guys know by now that I am not a Christmas music fan, but the music they chose was not the annoying kind and it worked perfectly with what was going on.
DO THIS ONE! Better yet, make a big night of it (or a weekend) since this and Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival are 30 minutes away from each other. You have no reason not to make a long trip to this area to see these festivals.
A Frosty Fest is located at Headless Horseman Hayrides 778 Broadway Ulster Park, NY 12487 and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 28th, 2014. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for Children under 12.