Main Agenda

Discover Santa 2016

10th Anniversary International Reunion

July 6-10, 2016
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center
Branson, Missouri
Tuesday, July 5, 2016     PRE – ARRIVAL DAY – Relax and get ready for a great convention.  TODAY’S DRESS –  Santa Casual
All DayPRE - ARRIVAL DAY - Relax and get ready for a great convention. Early check in will be available at the Chateau on the Lake
All Day
Early Arrival - Pre Convention Work
7:00 a - NoonToys R Us Media Event at Toys R Us,
1425 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65804
with Santas, Mrs. Claus and local Charities
Contact: Tim Connaghan or 631-871-4901
2:00 p - 4:00 pFINAL Steering Committee Meeting at Chateau on the lake - All Convention Committee Chairpersons
6:00 p.m. -  ???? Everyone on their own for the evening (Optional Shows will be available)

Wednesday, July 6, 016     Arrival Day / Car & Sleigh Show /  Blood Drive /  Welcome Reception  / Regional Events.  TODAY’S DRESS –  Santa Casual   Santa Hats requested for Ferris Wheel photo
All Day

Arrival Day - Registration Package Pick-ups at Individual Hotels
7:00 am - 2:00 pmKringle Family Showcase Vendor Move-inKringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
8;00 am - 1:00 pm"Santa Swings" Golf Outing hosted by WorldWide Photographygolfing-santaThousand Hills Golf Course, Branson, MO
9:00 am - 4:00 pmAmerican Red Cross "Santa Blood Drive"SantaBloodDriveChateau on the Lake - Headquarters Hotel
10:00 am - 3:00 pm"My other Car is a Sleigh" Car Show hosted by WorldWide Photographyimg_8367Chateau on the Lake
12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.mSneak-Peak Fashion Show at the Stone Castle Inn.
12:30 pm - 2:30 pmSpecial World Record attempt for 240 Kringles on the Giant Branson Ferris Wheel - hosted by The Track Family Fun ParkNP Ferris Wheel 2
2:00 pm - 10:00 pmOpening of Kringle Family Showcase KringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
3:00 - 6:00 pmKringle Family Reunion, 10th Anniversary Welcome Reception!

Food, Beverages, Live Entertainment presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by the Grand Village Shops, Kringles Christmas Stores and Mel's Hard Luck Diner
Kringles2Grand Villages Shops and Kringles Christmas Store
6:00 p.m.Sneak-Peak Fashion Show at the Golden Corral.
6:00 pm - ???All Regional & State Association are welcome to host their own Events and Parties this evening. Events include groups attending shows, group dinners, etc. (Special Show packages and dinner locations are available from BT&T)Selected Dinner Theaters, Shows, Restaurants and hotel locations around Branson

Thursday, July 7, 2016      Parade Day / Group Photo / Opening Session & Show / National Association Parties.  TODAY’S DRESS –  PARADE – Full Santa Suits –  Afternoon and evening – Santa Casual
5:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.Wake-up calls to all Santas and Parade participants - Coffee and Donuts in Hotel LobbiesAll Hotels
6:00 a.m - 7:00 a.m.Coach Shuttles from Hotels to Branson Landing
7:00 a - 8:00 aParade Line Up. Santas, Mrs. Claus and all Parade participants and Vehicles are being lined up for an 8:00 am start
8:00 - 9:00 amDiscover Santa 2016 - "Parade of Red Suits" - Branson Landing - presented by Coca-Cola

This is our major kick-off and Media event with all Santas, Mrs. Clauses, in full formal Holiday Attire. Plus Santa helpers, Floats, Bands and other participants.

It is scheduled early in the morning because it is cool and to meet the media needs. We will have up to 1000 people starting at 8:00 am for a live broadcast during the final hour of National morning news shows. We are also streaming via the internet. There are no events, workshops or programs at the Headquarters Hotel today.
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8:00 am - 10:00 pmKringle Family ShowcaseKringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
9:30 amGroup Photo - Branson Landing Town Square Fountains - This is a group photo with all Santas and Mrs. Claus.
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10:00 -11:00 amCoach shuttles from parade to Hotels - Pick-up box lunches upon arrival at hotels.
1:00 - 2:00 pmCoach Shuttles to Opening Session
2:00 - 3:00 pm Opening Session - hosted by Noerr Programs.

Presentation of Colors by the Palm Tree Santas - Guest Speakers & Surprises- This event includes a live musical show that is pre-paid as part of your convention registration
Mickey Gilley Theater
3:00 - 4:00 pmSPECIAL SHOW - The Voices of "SIX" presented by NOERR Programssix%20logo1Mickey Gilley Theater
4:00 - 5:00 pmReturn to hotels - Free Time
6:00 pm - ???"Meet the Santas" on the Showboat Branson Belle - Hosted by the IBRBS this Dinner and Show is a fantastic night of fun, food and one of Branson's Top Live Shows! b belleShowboat Branson Belle

Friday, July 8, 2016      Sno-lympics™ / Veteran’s Photo / All-American Barbecue Lunch / Workshops / Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show.  TODAY’S DRESS –  Santa Casual
7:30 - 9:00 amShuttles from Hotels to Convention Headquarters
A special shuttle will be running for those wishing to go shopping
8:00 am - 10:00 pmKringle Family Showcase KringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
9:00 am - 11:30 amSNO-lympics - Competition and Games between Santa Regions and Assns - presented by Toys R Us
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11:45 am - NoonVeteran's Assembly and Group PhotoChateau on the Lake
Noon - 1:45 pmAll American Barbecue LunchsantatugawarChateau on the Lake
2:00-3:00 pmSession I –Workshops - hosted by IBRBSChateau on the Lake
3:15-4:15 pmSession II –Workshops - hosted by IBRBSFloridi_santa07_735919Chateau on the Lake
4:15 - 6:00 pmOpen Time (Shuttles to begin running to Dixie Stampede and
will also be available to return to your hotel for a quick refresh before the dinner & show)
6:30 - 10:00 pmDixie Stampede Dinner and Show - - This exclusive
event includes a live pre-show, full 3-course dinner and live musical show that is pre-paid as part of your convention registration (Coach transportation will be provided)
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Saturday, July 9, 2016       Workshops / Luncheon with guest speaker / Gala Reception / Fashion Show /  Dinner & Live Show.  TODAY’S DRESS –  Santa Casual Daytime and Dress up for the Gala
7:00-9:00 amShuttles from Hotels to Convention HeadquartersA special shuttle will be running for those wishing to go shopping
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.Kringle Family ShowcaseKringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
9:30 10:30 amSession III - Workshops - hosted by IBRBS1Chateau on the Lake
10:45 - 11:45 amSession IV - Workshops - hosted by IBRBSChateau on the Lake
12:00-1:30 pmLunch with Special ProgramFloridi_santa07_735925Chateau on the Lake
1:45 – 2:45 pmSession V - Workshops - hosted by IBRBSChateau on the Lake
3:00 - 4:00 pmSession VI - Workshops - hosted by IBRBSChateau on the Lake
4:00 - 7:00 pmOpen Time - Shuttles back and forth between Hotels and Convention Headquarters

6:30 - 8:00 p.mGala Reception & "Meet the Kringles" Fashion Show. "Red is the New Black!" hosted by WorldWide PhotographyKringlesFashionShowLogoChateau on the Lake
8:00 - 10:00 pmGala Dinner with Live Show with the Lennon Cathcart Trio hosted by WorldWide Photography
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Sunday, July 10, 2016       Gospel Worship Service / Santa Claus Hall of Fame Ceremonies / Guest Speaker / Santa Claus Oath. TODAY’S DRESS –  Santa Casual
6:00 - 8:00 amShuttles from Hotels to Convention Headquarters
7:00 am - 8:00 amReligious Services. Catholic Mass celebrated by Father David Shoemaker. Protestant Prayer Service hosted by the Reverend Larry Russell.IMG_1798Chateau on the Lake
8:00 am. - 3:00 PMKringle Family Showcase (Hours may be extended)KringleFamilyShowcaseLogoChateau on the Lake
8:00-9:30 amGospel Worship Service ; Live Music with some of Branson's favorite entertainers - Chairman, Santa Cliff Snider19Chateau on the Lake
9:30 - 10:30 amAcknowledgements, Thank You Presentations and Check Presentations to Toys for TotsT4T LogoChateau on the Lake
10:30 am - 1:00 pmSanta Claus Hall of Fame; Knights of St. Nicholas: Guest Speaker/s; Mrs. Claus Creed; Santa Claus Oath; Closing Session.Santa Claus OathChateau on the Lake
1:00 pmDeparture from Branson (Or why not stay an extra day or two and enjoy all that Branson and the Ozarks have to offer! Taunya can help you with your planning.)
3:00 pm - 11:00 pmVendor Move-outChateau on the Lake

Monday, July 11, 2016     Post Convention Day – Unwind and Relax / Special Day at Silver Dollar City.
8:00 - 10:00Shuttles from Hotels to Silver Dollar City
9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Silver Dollar City Special Event Day for Discover Santa attendeessdc-logoSilver Dollar City
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Shuttles returning to Hotels

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.