July 6-10, 2016

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 what might be the largest Santa Convention ever held.  We had over 500 attend in 2006 and, who knows, we might double that this time!

Headquarters hotel for Discover Santa 2016 (DS2016), will be  The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention CenterThis fabulous, four-diamond, John Q .Hammond Hotel and Spa, will host all of our workshops,  general Sessions, Vendor Showcase and Exhibits, the SNO-lympics™, and our Gala Dinner. 

In addition to the Chateau, and because our needs have grown, we will have accommodations at the Radisson Hotel, Lodge of the Ozarks and the Stone Castle Inn.  By using four hotels, we can offer packages that will fit everyone’s pocketbook.


All Registration is again being handled exclusively by Taunya Lay at Branson Ticket and Travel.   Everyone who attended in 2006 will remember the great job Taunya and BT&T did in managing all of our registration, hotels, shows and transportation.  We are so happy they are on board again for 2016.

It’s Five days and Four nights of fantastic events and activities.   All four hotel packages include daily breakfast, plus everything listed below.   And your registration can be split up or spread out to make it easier on your pocket book.   It is kind of like booking a cruise!

Early Registration Packages start at just $328 per person and include:

  • Full Registration and admission to all sessions, workshops, and events.
  • Admission to the Santa Vendor Showcase and Exhibits*  Personal Registration package with badge, program and extras.
  •  Air conditioned coach transportation between convention, hotels and special venues
  • Three Lunches (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) (One is a special Barbeque)Three Lunches (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) (One is a special Barbeque)
  • Participation in the star-studded “Parade of Red Suits”  (Thursday Morning) (Includes Coffee & Donuts)
  • Admission to the Opening Session and Show with live performance by SIX (Thursday)
  • One Night of Regional events.
  • One Night of National events.
  • Admission to the “SNO-lympics™ and Barbeque” (Friday)
  • Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show (Friday Night)
  • Gala Reception and Dinner (Saturday Night)
  • Prayer Breakfast and Closing Session (Sunday Morning)
  • All registration  and accommodations will be processed via Branson Ticket and Travel


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!”  Music by Jim Stafford