Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops

November 03, 2017

 


Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops

Free photo with Santa and new crafts begin Nov. 11 at Bass Pro Shops nationwide

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Families are invited to the return of Santa’s Wonderland on Saturday, November 11. Santa’s arrival welcomes families back to the massive Christmas village transformation inside Bass Pro Shops locations nationwide* through December 24 featuring free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including crafts, games and holiday magic for the whole family.

Nobody celebrates Christmas like Bass Pro Shops. Every year Santa’s Wonderland transforms Bass Pro Shops into an immersive holiday experience with rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Christmas village offers remote control trucks, a Lincoln Logs building area, a laser arcade and a foam toy arcade. Families can also spend time at activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free.

Schedule some Santa time with a free Bass Pass

The highlight of Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland is a visit with the big guy himself. Families visiting Santa Claus receive a free 4 x 6 studio-quality photo and a custom Christmas video to share online with family and friends. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system. Upon arrival in-store, visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. Return to see Santa at the time marked on the Bass Pass to share Christmas wishes and take a photo. Free Bass Pass reservations are available in-store on a first-come, first-served basis; weeknights have the most availability. 

Supporting Military and Veterans

The magic begins on Saturday, November 11 with Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m. local time when customers can greet St. Nick, enjoy free cookies, hot chocolate and carols. Children are invited to help Santa light the store’s exterior and Christmas tree at participating locations. Santa’s arrival coincides with Veteran’s Day and the start of a holiday round up program where customers can help support service members, military families and veterans through a donation program benefitting the United Service Organizations (USO) and AMVETS. From November 11 through Christmas Eve, customers can round up their purchases purchase and donate the balance.

Bass Pro Shops will donate 100 percent of customer contributions to USO Care Packages, which are shipped directly to active service members overseas, and AMVETS. The efforts are just one part of Bass Pro Shops significant commitment to supporting active duty military, veterans and their families including employing thousands of veterans and offering a monthly military/veteran discount.

“Offering free photos with Santa and craft activities at Santa’s Wonderland is a way for us to say thank you to our customers and communities. Last year we provided more than one million free photos with Santa,” said Stan Lippelman, Bass Pro Shops Vice President of Marketing. “We are also proud to partner with USO and AMVETS to thank the men and women of our armed forces who make all of this possible. We cannot thank them enough for their sacrifices.”

Santa’s Wonderland Hours

Dates

Free Santa Photos

Free Crafts

 

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 12 – Wednesday, Nov. 22

Weekdays

5-8 p.m.

5-7 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m-8 p.m.

Noon-5 p.m.

Sunday

Noon-5 p.m.

Noon-5 p.m.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

   Nov. 23**

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

3-5 p.m.

Nov. 24

10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

5-7 p.m.

 

 

 

**Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Dec. 2

Weekdays

5 - 8 p.m.

5-7 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Noon-5 p.m.

Sunday

Noon - 5 p.m.

Noon-5 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 24

Weekdays

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

5-7 p.m.

Saturday
Sunday

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Noon-5 p.m.
Noon-5 p.m.

Activities, games, crafts and displays vary by time and location.

*Islamorada location will not host Santa’s Wonderland.

For more information about Santa's Wonderland, visit basspro.com/santa and select your local store for a complete schedule of Santa's Wonderland activities.

[VISUAL NOTE]: B-roll and photos of Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland available at this link:  https://spaces.hightail.com/space/k0OY4qBpZ2

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

 

 

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