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Holiday World is making big changes for 2019 season

Say goodbye to Holiday World's Kringle’s Kafe and hello to Santa’s Merry Marketplace!

Holiday World will be investing $5.5 million before the start of their 2019 season for many upgrades and new additions. One of the largest changes is Santa's Merry Marketplace that will take the place of Kringle's Kafe and will offer more food choices. Plus, there will be a coffee shop, bakery, candy store, and ice cream shop.

For many Holiday World’s Kringle’s Kafe served as the go-to lunch spot or a meetup location. Kringle's Kafe will serve its final customers on the last day of Holiday World's Halloween weekends on October 28.

Check out plans for Santa’s Merry Marketplace below!

Santa’s Merry Marketplace
Source: Holiday World

Santa's Merry Market Place & Christmas Plaza

Talk about Christmas in July! The new addition will start a new tradition as well. When guests enter the park each morning, Santa will greet them from them from the bell-tower.

Santa’s Merry Marketplace
Source: Holiday World

Santa's Merry Market Place & Christmas Plaza

Santa’s Merry Marketplace will offer five new serving stations offering varying menus! There will be pizza and pasta, Asian cuisine, deli sandwiches, burgers and dogs and a kids menu.

Santa’s Merry Marketplace
Source: Holiday World

Polar Expresso, anyone?

For all those with a powerful sweet tooth, the new sweet additions will call to you.

Find sweet treats at the Candy Cane Confectionary, ice cream at Sugarplum Scoop Shoppe and coffee drinks at the Polar Expresso along with other specialty drinks.

Holiday World is also introducing a new “Kids World” event for five weekends starting in mid-August, on-ride photos for Gobbler Getaway, Candy Cornucopia store and Dippin’ Dots Sundae Shoppe in the Thanksgiving section, track improvements for The Voyage and additional cabanas.