July 6-10, 2016

until DS2016!

Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO
Chateau on the Lake
Resort, Spa & Convention Center
Branson, Missouri



We’re celebrating ten years since the original Discover Santa convention from 2006, with the largest Santa Convention ever held.  Over 500 attend in 2006 and, and currently over 800  Santas and Mrs. Claus have registered to attend plus hundreds more Vendors, sponsors and friends.

We are also please to announce that the convention will benefit an organization that is very close to the heart of Santas everywhere, The MarinT4T Logoe Toys for Tots Foundation!  Portions of your registration and special donations from our sponsors will go directly to support the work of Toys for Tots.

Hall of Fame

Our Closing Ceremonies, on Sunday morning, July 10, will be hosted by the Santa Claus Oath Foundation who will honor the newest members of the Knights of St., Nicholas, present the Mrs. Claus Pledge, Showcase some special awards, including the Charles W. Howard Award, present the latest inductees into the Santa Claus Hall of Fame and close with the Santa Claus Oath.

Headquarters hotel for Discover Santa 2016 (DS2016), is the  The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center.

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!
Click here to see the Branson CVB Video “Even Santa Vacations in Branson!”  Words & Music by Jim Stafford
The only convention functions open to the public are the Kringle Family Reunion at the Grand Village Shops, the Parade at Branson Landing and the Vendor Showcase.