Planned Events

Santa Gathering 2020 Events

September 9th through the 13th

Lancaster, PA


Wednesday, September 9, 2020 

Check in Hilton

10 am

Vendor setup

2:30 pm to 5 pm

Registration in Ben Franklin Room

Dinner on your own.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

10:30 am-12:00 noon

Strasburg Railroad Ride

Training classes:

1:30pm- 2:30pm

Setting Up Your Santa Business – Dan Greenleaf

Working as Mr. & Mrs. Claus – Deeana and Judi

Face Painting – Donna Plomchock

2:45 pm-3:45pm

Social Media: Setting up a Website  – Dan Greenleaf

Tax Q & A – Ann Donley & George Grasic

Santa Forum – Paul Agrusti

5:45 Dinner at Plain and Fancy Smokehouse BBQ Restaurant

8:00 pm-?

Pool Party at the Hotel

Friday, September 11, 2020

9:30 am -11:30 am

Lancaster Central Market

12 noon- 1:15 pm

Mrs. Claus Tea at the Hotel

Santa Pizza Party at hotel

Training classes:

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Protecting Yourself in Pandemic – Carol Ward

IBRBS insurance Questions – Deanna and Tom Bailey

Pocket Magic Tricks /Puppets – Scott Correll

2:45 pm -3:45 pm

Story Telling – Steve Kissell

Balloon Art – Eric Plomchock

2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Ten steps to Mastering Virtual Visits – Deanna and Judi

4 pm to 5 pm

Beard Care – Nick Gillotte

Balloon Art – Eric Plomchock

6:00: Dinner at the hotel with entertainment:

8:15 pm -?

The Claus Family game night

 Saturday September 12, 2020

9:30: Dutch Wonderland

12:00: Lunch on your own

Training classes

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Child Development – Nick Gillotte

Focus on the Client: Exceeding Their Wildest Dreams- Deanna and Judi

Pocket Magic Tricks /Puppets – Scott Correll

2:45 pm -3:45 pm

Thrifts to Gifts -Tony Mills

Visiting Sick and Dying Children- Dan Slipetsky

Designing a Mrs. Claus Virtual Visit – Deeana and Judi

4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Posing for Pictures – Danielle Foster

Reading with Children – Steve Kissell

Protecting Yourself in Pandemic – Carol Ward

6:00 Dinner at the Hotel followed by Fashion Show, Gift Auction and 50-50

 Sunday, September 13, 2020

Pack and leave for home.

Thanks for Coming!!  Santa Gathering Executive Committee:

Santa Paul Nagy                                 Mrs. C. Annette Falkevitz   

Santa Greg Puskar                             Mrs. C. Carol Ward

Santa William Neely                         Mrs. C. Debbie Puskar

Mrs. C. Alana Neely                           Mrs. C. Linda Yuengel

Elf Denise Wolf                                   

Dutch Wonderland

Lancaster, PA


We will arrive by car/carpool by 10 am

Since opening on May 20, 1963, Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as a premier family theme park near Philadelphia, PA and has been voted one of the Top 5 Best Kids Parks in the World by Amusement Today magazine. We invite you to plan a visit to find out why generations of families have visited us and proclaimed us to be A KINGDOM FOR KIDS!

I don’t know of a better way to wind down then to be at Dutch Wonderland and seeing children’s eyes as we enter the park, and not only theirs but also the parents, and make our way to the Train. It is so cool to see the Santas and Mrs. Clauses take their seats and ride the train around the park. This will be our eighth year and it is still as wonderful as the first. After the train ride we will tour the park, sit on a bench and greet the children or climb into a bumper car and I can tell you the kids love it.

Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster, PA


Designated as a market town in 1730, the City of Lancaster is home to Lancaster Central Market, the oldest, continuously running public farmers’ market in the country. More than 60 local vendors call the beautiful 1889 Market House home three days each week, when it opens its doors to welcome the surrounding community. A step inside is sure to highlight all that Lancaster County has to offer. A walk through its aisles will find an abundance of produce from the deeply nutrient-rich soils native to the local landscape; an array of prepared foods representing the proud cultural diversity of the county; and locally sourced meat, poultry, cheeses, and more.

Plain & Fancy Farm

Bird-in-Hand, PA


Farm to table since 1959, and Lancaster County’s original Family-Style Restaurant, Plain & Fancy offers their Traditional Farm Feast for group meals. The 10 pristine acres that make up Plain & Fancy are surrounded by Amish farmlands and located midway between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse on Route 340, an AAA cultural scenic byway. In Lancaster County, Plain & Fancy Farm is the only place where visitors can find it all, including Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides, The Amish Experience Theater, Country Homestead and Farmland Tours, Country Store, gardens, farm animals and Amish View Inn & Suites.

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg, PA


When you visit Strasburg Rail Road, the first thing you can expect is an authentic experience of a real steam railroad. The locomotives and passenger cars, (known as “rolling stock”) are not replicas, and our staff members are not reenactors. Strasburg Rail Road has five working steam locomotives and 20 operating passenger cars, including our President’s Car, First-Class Parlor Car, First Class Lounge, and our Dining Car. All equipment is restored and maintained on-site in our Mechanical Shop.

Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2020

Come One! Come All! Pack your favorite outfits to wear for Fashion Show 2020! We know how you love to show off your creative outfits to other Santas and Mrs. Cs!  Wonder what Santa Howie and Santa Dan will have in store for us this year! We are back in the Palm Court for the Fashion Show on Saturday evening. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. See me at registration in our Hospitality Room and let me know if you will be walking the “red carpet” and what you will be wearing. We are going to have so much fun again this year!

Mrs. C. Annette Falkevitz