Jump to content

 


Sign in to follow this  
Elf Without Jingles

Santa and More Than 300 Santa's Helpers in Gatlinburg for Santa Family Reunion

Recommended Posts

Elf Without Jingles

Santa and More Than 300 Santa's Helpers in Gatlinburg for Santa Family Reunion

from Sevier, Tennessee News-Messenger | Posted: 03-17-2017

EXCERPT:

GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE --- A Parade of Santas and other events will be held at the Santa Claus Family Reunion in Gatlinburg this weekend.

Santa Claus is coming from the North, from the South, from the East and from the West. But how can this be? Everyone knows that the real spirit of Santa Claus resides at the North Pole, but now through this Monday, Santa will hang his hat in Gatlinburg! More than 300 of Santa's Helpers will be heading to the Gatlinburg Convention Center for the Santa Claus Family Reunion. The event is the largest gathering of its kind in the Southeastern United States.

Many unique events are on the agenda, including special workshops on Santa and Mrs. Claus, an industry trade show filled with Santa-related items, and even a fashion show! Santas will also compete to see which has the fastest sleigh as they barrel down the mountain for snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg. The whole weekend is full of fun and informative activities! And of course, what would a Santa Convnetion be without a Grand Parade: The Parade of Santas! Everybody loves a parade, and it stepped off this morning at 10:30 a.m. with a procession that included hundreds of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and various local units from the surrounding area. There was also a rumor that the REAL Santa was expected to attend! Children of all ages had a fabulous time enjoying all the atmosphere and the Christmas cheer as the Parade jingled down the street.

The Santa Family Reunion was produced and coordinated by Team Leaders Sherri Heath from Michigan and Debra Ann Gabrelcik from Minnesota. Both ladies have been active in the greater Santa and Mrs. Claus community for many years. Together with their Team Members, they made this Reunion one VERY JOLLY EVENT!

SOURCE:

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bill Reiller

Wish I could have gone but alas finances.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa MikeE

Finances would have been my excuse too... but my wife got there first, and asked me to go to Arlington National Cemetery with her for the anniversary of her grandmother's passing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SantaDon

I'm waiting for something that will fit into my school schedule and that won't break the bank.  I loved going to the Jim Yellig Workshop in Indiana and running down to Branson for IUSC a few ears ago.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Johnny Boy

Hope somebody posts some photos!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bill Reiller

Hopefully y'all have a safe trip home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Elf Without Jingles

So many photos and videos came out of the Santa Family Reunion that it was literally impossible for even the KringleQuest Group on Facebook to share each and every one. Please visit the Facebook presences of those who did make the journey, and congratulations and best wishes to all who took part!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bill

We were there. Had a great time. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Omaha Santa

ANOTHER WONDERFUL TIME

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Donations

    All donations go directly towards the cost of hosting and running ClausNet!

    Your support, through donations or simply by clicking on sponsor links, is greatly appreciated!

    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Our picks

    • Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?

      Do you think we should start calling out those in our community whose actions or behavior is unbecoming of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus?
      • 34 replies
    • Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas

      ChristmasWeekly.com
      September 7, 2017

      EXCERPT:

      There is a new Christmas movie headed to theaters this Christmas about Charles Dickens about his creation of A Christmas Carol and Christmas purists hate it. Already.

      The film has a stellar cast that features the dreamy-eyed Dan Stevens as Dickens and the legendary Christopher Plummer as Scrooge. Here is the trailer:

      “This is a very presumptuous film,” said Christmas fan and would-be film critic, Arnold Yates, via MSN. “Charles Dickens was great but he certainly didn’t invent Christmas. Bah Humbug!”

      That sentiment is growing online as the preview makes the rounds.
      • 7 replies
    • Our featured member this month joined the ClausNet Community back in 2015. Since then he has been an active contributor. Santa Tom, AKA Schwindy, has been portraying Santa Claus since 1998.
      • 38 replies
    • We've officially kicked off our annual Ornament and Christmas Card Exchange!

      Each year many of the members here participate in these annual events. Our Christmas Card Mailing and Christmas Ornament Exchange events have become a much anticipated ClausNet tradition! Feel free to sign up for one or both!
      • 10 replies
    • Seeking recognition is a downward path for a legend who performs his tasks in the veil of night.

      Recently, a fellow portrayer of Santa posted an image on Facebook that they constructed to look like a magazine cover with him on it and several story snips like many publications have on their covers.  You may have seen it if they are your friend on Facebook.  It looks okay.  The composition is good, but the rendering when uploading it to Facebook became distorted it and it is quite pixelated when you look at it from a development standpoint.

      What got my goat was his choice of accompanied text, “Finally got a little recognition…”.  Let me say that his post was all in jest, I am certain.  This man is one of the kindest, gentlest, giving souls you will come across.  I love him as a brother.  Yet his unintended incursion on the spirit of the Claus legend got me more than a little flustered. And I know it would be last thing he would want anyone to get from this posting.

      If you are in this to seek recognition, get out.  Plain and simple.  It’s the last thing that the real Santa Claus would have wanted.  It’s the antithesis of St. Nicholas, for whom Santa is mostly based.
        • Like
        • Love
      • 9 replies
    • Yes, I said it and it is not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings. I do view many Facebook sites along with websites and posted photos. Frankly, many of these postings should have never been put on public display.
        • Like
      • 0 replies
    • How do you answer this question?

      "Are you the 'real' Santa?"

      Read all the replies...
      • 84 replies
    • Hello everyone and welcome back!

      We have upgraded the site with a host of new features and enhancements. It may be strange at first, but don't fret! Feel free to click on whatever you find. You may stumble across a new feature or two.

      I am still fiddling around with some settings, so you may come across some bits I haven't turned on yet. But feel free to post your questions and issuers here!

      Enjoy!
      • 46 replies
    • In the last couple of days, on several different social media and bidding sites, an item has been offered for sale that in my opinion is cause for suspicion.  I would like to bring that product to your attention.

      There is some disagreement over whether or not it is an infringement or not.  I believe it is close enough to be considered as an infringement, but that is not the only the reason behind my post.
      • 24 replies
    • We are happy to announce our ClausNet Featured Member of the month for August 2017 is Santa Mike IN!
      • 24 replies
About | Forums | Blogs | Newsletter | Contact


© 2017 MJR Group. LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright IP Policy

Proud affiliate of My Merry Christmas!

Subscribe to the ClausNet Gazette

Enter your email address to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

About ClausNet

The ClausNet community is the largest social network and online resource for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer Handlers, and Santa helpers for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information.
×