OPENING SESSION – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
The first General Session will be at a special location, the Mickey Gilley Theater, with a special live program and surprise guests and a Keynote Speaker. The program is for all registered Santas, Mrs. Claus and Convention attendees . Courtesy buses and shuttles will be running from all convention hotels.
As a Highlight to the opening session, we have a very special treat, a special live show starring, “SIX!” Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices”, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers (Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis). Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience.
Buses will return all attendees to their hotels for evening events.
CLOSING DAY – 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 10
Our final convention day is a day of reflection and celebration. We begin at 7:00 a.m with Catholic Mass being celebrated by Father David Shoemaker (also Santa David) This will be held in one of our meeting rooms at the Chateau.
Then at 8:00 am we turn the sound up and raise our voices with a wonderful, live Gospel Worship Service chaired by Santa Cliff Snider. We will have Live Music from Barbara Fairchild (the Teddy Bear Song) and Doug Gabriel.
Both Barbara and Doug have Open Sunday morning Gospel services at local Theaters and each have agreed to drop in at the Chateau to perform a few popular Gospel songs before heading to their own services.
We will follow this with some special presentation and acknowledgements to key individuals, our corporate sponsors and some moving presentations from our spoonsors to our official chairity, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
The highlight of our final day of the convention is presented by the Santa Claus Oath Foundation, who will host the Knights of St. Nicholas ceremonies, some very special award presentations and then present the latest inductees into the Santa Claus Hall of Fame. We will close the convention with the presentation of the Mrs. Claus Pledge and finally the Santa Claus Oath ceremonies.