Discover Santa - 2016

10th Anniversary Convention

aka: The Kringle Family Reunion™

July 6-10, 2016

Branson, Missouri

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Discover Santa 2016

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On July 6, 2006 A certain, well known holiday figure traveled down from his home high atop mother earth, in a mission to meet with hundreds of his Ambassadors.

Yes hundreds of gentlemen, with flowing white beards, plus hundreds of  Mrs. Claus, and all dressed in red, gathered for the first ever modern-day Santa Convention, in Branson, Missouri.  They were the brothers, cousins and descendents of the famous Holiday Figure know by many names: Saint Nicholas, Père Noël, Sinter Claus, Bobo Natale, Father Christmas, Grandfather Frost, Kris Kringle and most commonly . . . Santa Claus. 

Yes, there were hundreds dressed in Red.   But who was . . .  .  THE REAL SANTA CLAUS?!


One result of that convention was the creation of many local, regional and national Santa associations.  Today there are over forty associations, representing an estimated 4,000 Santas, plus their Mrs. Claus'!  So it only seems proper that all of them be invited to again gather in Branson, to return for a week of sharing, networking and celebration!

300+ Santas, along with their Mrs. Claus and other holiday professionals, gathered together at Branson, Missouri, in July of 2006, for the first modern day convention of Santas. Following their inaugural parade they posed for the above photo.  Can you spot the Real Santa Claus?        Click here to see the video of the 2006 Discover Santa Parade!


Early in 2013 the Branson Convention and Visitor's Bureau announced jointly with Southwest Airlines, that daily air service would now be available into Branson's new Airport.   With connections from all Southwest and Air Tran destinations, the ease in getting to Branson is now even more convenient.   And since one of the most popular and successful conventions ever held in Branson was Discover Santa, it seemed only logical for Branson to invite the Santas to return.   Click here to see the Branson CVB Video "Even Santa Vacations in Branson!"  Music by Jim Stafford


Details for this 2016 Convention are currently being worked out with Branson Ticket and Travel, the Branson Convention and Visitor's Bureau and all local attractions.  Plans are to include opportunities for all Santas, Santa Associations and Christmas Professionals to participate and share in the benefits of this convention.  Details will follow in the coming weeks and months.  But for now, please mark your calendars.


Minimal registration packages will be available that will include all workshops, a few meals, shuttle transportation, the Grand Parade and a celebrity filled closing night dinner.


Optionally those attending can add their choice of lodging, additional meals, shows and attractions.   Special attraction and show packages will be offered


Here are the current proposed details:


4-nights, July 6, 7, 8 & 9; two lunches, Parade, Closing Dinner, venue transportation, registration and all other taxes and gratuities.  Package rates will be announced when each of he hotel, attractions and venues gives us their 2016 rates.

A special advanced purchase package rate will be announced sometime in the Fall of 2013.

Arrangements will also be made for partial deposits, with final payments due no later than February 1, 2016


Discover Santa 2016 Convention, July 6-9, 2016

  Branson, Missouri

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DiscoverSanta2016 is a special reunion convention produced by the KringleGroup, LLC in cooperation with Branson Ticket and Travel, the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau and the many local, regional, national and International Santa associations. All text, java, JavaScript, images, animation, audio, html, etc. Copyright © 2006, 2014 The Kringle Group, LLC, dba; the City of Branson, Missouri; Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau; Southwest Airlines; Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation; Coca-Cola Bottling Company of America; and any other entertainers, and participants and may not be used or duplicated without the express permission of the copyright owner.,,, are Service marks (SM) of The Kringle Group, LLC.

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