The BHP Enchanted Forest is on right now in Saskatoon. This is another tradition my family has to partake in. We chose to go on Friday because it just happened to be the ONLY day that Santa was coming to visit. I kept that part as a surprise for my son. The gates open at 5:30 and I’m always ready to get there early and wait. We arrived at 5 pm and only had to wait behind 4 other people. My son played a game but as soon as we started driving, he put the game down and was enthralled. By the time we left, the line up was pretty long so I was very happy we got there early.
The great part about the Enchanted Forest is there will always be something new to see. We love the ones we’ve seen before, we love catching things we’ve missed and we love finding new ones. My son always ooohs and ahhs as we see the lights. They’ve got a little bit of everything and all the lights are amazing. We especially love the ones that are specific to Saskatchewan! The Roughriders kicking the football is a favourite.
We love going through the beautiful Tunnel of Light Tribute (to honour Essential Service Providers.) We also always enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas. We like it all. We love finding some of our favourite Christmas characters, especially The Grinch and Whoville.
We loved passing by Santa (as well as Elsa, Anna and Olaf!) My son made sure to yell out to Santa that he was a BIG FAN. They also had lights to hand out to each child that drove by. Kudos to Santa for standing out in the cold and bringing smiles to so many little ones’ faces!
If you’ve never been, they have a radio station you can tune into while you drive. My son and I sing along as we drive around. They also have information about the lights on the station.
It was a wonderful time and the perfect event to get us into our holiday spirit. Thanks to this beautiful family tradition, we are fully ready to celebrate the Christmas season.
BHP Enchanted Forest in Saskatoon
Dates: Nov 2022, to January 8, 2023
Time: Nightly 5:30 to 10