Discover Santa 2016|
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
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?
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.
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.
packages will be available that will include all workshops, a few meals,
shuttle transportation, the Grand Parade and a celebrity filled closing
attending can add their choice of lodging, additional meals, shows and
attractions. Special attraction and show packages will be
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,
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
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