Planned Events

Santa Gathering 2019 Events

September 5th,6th,7th & 8th

Lancaster PA


September 5th  

In Ben Franklin Hospitality Room 

3 pm-5 pm                                                               Registration and vendor setup

6 pm                                                                        Shady Maple

September 6th:

6:30 am-9 am                                                       Buffet breakfast   

In Palm Court

9 am-9:30 am                                                      Fashion Show Practice- Mrs. C Annette

Field Trip Activities

9:30 am 12 pm                                                  Turkey Hill Experience                                                                                      and Lab $13.75 per person

9 am-11 am                                                          Miniature Golf $5.25 per                                                                             

11 am-12:30 pm                                                Strausburg Railroad $13.50                                                                                per  person

In Palm Court

6 pm-9 pm                                                             Little Italy Buffet Dinner & Entertainment

September 7th  

6:30 am-9 am                                                                 Buffet breakfast   

9:30am                                                 Meet in DoubleTree lobby for trip                                                                     to Dutch Wonderlan (Dress is                                                                             casual Santa and Mrs. C).

10 am-11:30 am                                                          Dutch Wonderland

11:30am-1pm                                                             Lunch on your own

In Palm Court

6 pm – 7 pm                                                                  Saturday night Buffet Dinner

7:15 pm-8 pm                                                               Fashion Show

8pm                                                                              Closing of Santa Gathering 2019

September 8th:

 Get away breakfast

*Guests of the hotel receive a complimentary breakfast. Non-guest: $14.99 +tax

Note: Check white board in our hospitality room daily for any changes in events!

+**Fashion Show Models: Our Dressing room will be in the Ben Franklin Room (See Hotel Map)

++Vendor Rooms are Statesman B, C & D (Rooms4, 5& 6)

Thanks for Coming!!  Santa Gathering Executive Committee:

Santa Paul Nagy                                  Mrs. C Annette Falkevitz        Santa Richard Sagan

Mrs. C Shirley Wenner                       Santa Greg Puskar            Mrs. C Carol Ward

Santa William Neely                            Elf Denise Wolf


Dutch Wonderland


We will arrive by bus at 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 dont know of a better way to wind down then to be at Dutch Wonderland and seeing the childrens 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. Claus’s take their seat and ride the train around the park. This will be our third 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.

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.

Turkey Hill Experience and lab


The Turkey Hill Experience features interactive exhibits allowing you to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the company’s ice cream and iced tea flavors are selected and created. You will truly experience what it’s like to be a Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream maker for a day, including the opportunity to create your own virtual ice cream flavor. In addition, you can sit in our vintage milk truck, milk our mechanical cows, star in your very own Turkey Hill commercial, and enjoy plenty of free samples of iced tea and ice cream! Visit the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, PA – right here in Lancaster County.

Village Green Miniature Golf

Strasburg, Pa


Here at Village Greens Miniature Golf, we like to think of ourselves as something more than just your typical mini-golf course.  Nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside just west of Strasburg, we have the perfect setting for an amazing golf course.  Both of our courses offer something unique, from golfing in mature woods surrounded by colorful flowers to listening to the gurgle of a rushing stream as it makes its way through our miniature mill’s waterwheel.  Keep your eyes open and you’ll see fish, turtles, and many smiles coming from the happy golfers you encounter.  We are proud to be locally owned and family operated.  It makes a difference that our customers can see.  Come out today to relax, get some fresh air, and have a great time!

Fashion Show

Hip Hip Hooray! The Fashion Show is back again for 2018! For those who couldn’t be here last year, our Fashion Show for 2015 was the best!! The Santas and Mrs., Cs were wonderfully creative for the 2017 Fashion Show.

Some of the Santas and Mrs. Cs walked the Red Carpet by themselves and others walked as a couple. Some showed us their favorite matching outfits and others wore special occasion outfits such as baking cookies with Mrs. C and Santas swim suit!

Great fun was had by all. Bring your outfits and suits and strut your stuff on the Red Carpet! You will have so much fun!

The Fashion Show is held on Saturday evening after dinner. If you would like to show off your best outfit on the Red Carpet, please email Mrs. Claus Annette at

See you there!