"It reminds you of the old times, like in the movies; everyone is interacting and having a good time...it gets you in the spirit!" says Barry Martin of Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Popular outdoor retailer, Bass Pro Shops presents their fourth annual “Santa’s Wonderland—A Classic Christmas”—an event that has already become a family Christmas tradition. This year, the magic returns with Santa’s arrival, Saturday, November 5th at 5pm. Families can enjoy the wonder of Christmas inside every Bass Pro Shops store with “Santa’s Wonderland”—an over 3,500-square foot Christmas village chocked full of fun games, activities and crafts for the whole family –from November 5th through December 24th. (Event occurs in 56 stores--World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada, FL is not included. Santa’s Wonderland special Preview Night and event will be Sunday, December 4th for Bass Pro Shops store in Harlingen, TX)
"It reminds you of the old times, like in the movies; everyone is interacting and having a good time...it gets you in the spirit!" says Barry Martin of Springfield, Missouri after visiting the Santa’s Wonderland event last year at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield.
Angela Ferguson, a customer at the store in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma said regarding her visit “Definitely tell people to come see Santa's Wonderland ‘cause there's a lot of stuff for the kids to do, and they love it a lot and it's free!"
Comprised of both animated and live elves, nutcrackers, reindeer and more, the village offers an old-time model train area, remote control trucks, a Red Ryder® laser arcade, a soft gun range and slot car racing. Kids can also play the hottest new video games of the season with The Strike™ and The Hunt™. They’ll love the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts every day of the week--all absolutely free. Also new this year, a fun Santa Bandz bracelet will be offered every weekday to the first 150 kids who visit Santa’s Wonderland Monday through Friday from 5-7pm (a different style will be offered each week). Of course, Santa will be in residence there throughout the season.
Always a family tradition, customers can get a free 4x6 studio-quality photo with Santa from 3pm to 8pm Monday through Friday, Saturday’s 10am to 8pm and Sunday’s noon to 5 pm. Photo and gift packages will also be available. If the line is long, they can just grab a Bass Pass and their appointment with Santa is set.
Every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7 pm beginning November 7th through December 23rd, and every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5pm beginning November 6th through December 24th, kids can take part in the time-honored traditions of making crafts and holiday ornaments. They can make fun items like a snowman door hanger or animal sun catcher and construct great ornaments out of fishing bobbers, Popsicle sticks, jingle bells and more—even decorate Christmas cookies December 19th-24th. Again, it’s all free! Visit http://www.basspro.com/santa after Nov. 1 and click on your local store for a complete schedule of Santa’s Wonderland activities and times.
Bass Pro Shops stores will kick off the Christmas season with a special Preview Night Saturday, November 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Local children’s groups and choirs will be singing Christmas carols in front of the store and customers will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies. Santa arrives at 5pm in a Tracker® boat pulled by a Toyota Tundra truck.
Kids will be invited to help Santa, through a little magic, light up the outside of the store and a big Christmas tree in the main entrance. Then they can follow Santa into the store for the unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland. Santa will also be giving away $25 Bass Pro Shops gift cards to one lucky winner every half hour. Kids can kick off the season by coloring stockings and the first 150 kids to visit Santa’s Wonderland will receive a Santa Bandz bracelet! Kids can also get their free photo with Santa that night from 6-8pm.
Bass Pro Shops also has big plans for Black Friday. The 5th Annual Great Turkey Campout begins at 5pmThanksgiving Day at all Bass Pro Shops store locations (with the exception of Foxborough, MA). Customers are invited to bring their tents and camp out all night on the parking lot so they can be one of the first in line to enter the store the next morning. They can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and smores from 5 pm – 8 pm around the fire pits and there will be special drawings for prizes. (NOTE: Las Vegas, NV store location will NOT offer the smores’ activity.)
Return to the Christmas feeling you remember as a kid, return to “Santa’s Wonderland” at Bass Pro Shops and begin your own family tradition you are sure to remember for a lifetime. (For a video/cd or images from last year’s event, please contact Jenna Kendall at 417-873-5059, Katie Mitchell at 417-873-5618 or Larry Whiteley at 417-873-5022.
(MEDIA NOTE: Media may also visit http://www.basspro.com/santamedia for a complete photo package, video and event logo.)
About Bass Pro Shops Group:
Bass Pro Shops -58 retail stores in 26 states and Canada visited by over 110 million people annually. An international catalog and internet retailer, Bass Pro Shops also includes the American Rod & Gun wholesale division selling to over 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide, Outdoor World Incentives also selling Bass Pro Shops gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America and a restaurant division with 28 locations. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASS PRO.
Tracker Marine Group – Manufactures and sells Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe and Mako boats through Bass Pro Shops retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide. Visit http://www.trackerboats.com
Resort Group – Big Cedar Lodge and other resort properties including restaurants and golf course. Visit http://www.bigcedar.com for more information.