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      2022 Santa Gathering Agenda

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2022 Training Classes:

TER – Terrace Room (upstairs)

WP – William Penn Room

RF – Robert Fulton Room

PALM – Palm Court (banquet area)

                                                               THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
9:00 – 10:00 10:15 – 11:15 11:30 – 12:30
TER

Shirley Wenner –

Reading Aloud to Children

Shirley Wenner–

Reading with Games & Activities

RF

Comedy workshop for

Santas & Mrs. Clauses –

Steve Kissell

Portable Sound Systems –

Leon McBryde

 

 

WP

The Elf Class –

Deb Puskar

Bringing Faith & Religion Into Your Home Visits –

Ken Baker

PALM

Bracelet Making Class –

Nancy Hopkins

Bracelet Making Class –

Nancy Hopkins

   

                                                                 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
9:00 – 10:00 10:15 – 11:15 11:30 – 12:30
TER
RF

 Tax Q & A –

Anne Donely & George Grassic

Contracts –

Chuck Gill (& Fred Lueck III)

WP

Being a Santa,

The Tricks of the Trade –

Howard Bristow

PALM

Staying Safe & Healthy During the Season –

Steve Kissell

Home Visits: Stories, Methods, Props, Books –

Rick & Judy Maynard

                                                              SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
1:30 – 2:30 2:45 – 3:45 4:00 – 5:00
TER

Creating Magical Moments

working as a Mall Santa –

Cherry Hill Programs

Santa & The Real Meaning

of The Holiday –

Ken Baker & Bill Neely

RF

Sign Language –

Joan Carroll

Tips and Tricks for

Children with Disabilities –

Alexa Cooney

Fashion Show Preparation
WP

Bringing Elves into Your

Business – Ken Baker

Thrifts to Gifts –

Tony Mills

Fun & Games with the Clauses –

Wendy Leonard & Brian Marchetti

PALM                                                         

2022 Events & Excursions:

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Registration
Thursday, September 8, 2022 – National Christmas Center Museum
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Mrs. Claus Luncheon / Santa Pizza Party
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Strasburg Rail Road
Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Dutch Wonderland

National Christmas Center Museum

Stone Gables Estate, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA

Website: www.stonegablesestate.com/national-christmas-center

Transportation: by car/carpool/bus

The story of the National Christmas Center is the story of an eight-year-old little boy named Jim who was touched by the Lord with a mission: to tell the true meaning of Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ, our Savior. For over 19 years, this 22,000-square foot beloved tourist destination shared the magic of Christmas, both religious and secular, its memories, its history, and its traditions with thousands of visitors at its Paradise, Pennsylvania location. Then in 2018, facing the closing of his world renowned and beloved National Christmas Center, Jim asked the Lord to bring another to carry on the dream and keep the collection together in Lancaster County. That prayer was answered by David Abel, Steward of Stone Gables Estate. Jim and David now work together to reconstruct this national treasure expressing the true meaning of Christmas with the world. It is their prayer that every person visiting the National Christmas Center will truly experience the living Lord through the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas. Celebrate with us the birth of Jesus Christ.

Cost: Included with registration fee.

Come One Come All to show us your best outfits!

2022 will continue with our amazing Santa Gathering Fashion Show on Saturday evening! The sign-up sheet will be in the registration area, or you can email me at santagathering.com.  We will have a short Fashion Show practice in Palm Court on one of the available mornings. We will also need a description of what you are wearing which will be read while you are walking the red carpet! Index cards will be provided at registration! Santa and Mrs. Claus can walk together or separately! Elves are welcome to walk the red carpet, also! Check the pictures on our web site for past models, if you need ideas!
You will have so much fun at the 2022 Fashion Show!
Mrs. Claus Annette

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA

Website:  www.strasburgrailroad.com

Transportation: by car/carpool

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.

Cost: $13.50

To reserve your spot on the Rail Road, go to our Shopping & Payment page. Payment in advance is required.

 Dutch Wonderland

2249 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA

Transportation: by car/carpool

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.

Cost: Included with registration fee.