Santa Claus kicks off the holiday season when he returns to Bass Pro Shops – Macon on Saturday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. He arrives in style, in a brand-new Tracker boat. Once he arrives, he will meet the crowd, then inside for a spectacular tree lighting ceremony in the Grand Lobby. Jim Waters, former chaplain at the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, will provide the welcome and invocation.
Live entertainment for the evening is provided by the Mercer University Children’s Choir; the event is hosted by Tracy Armbruster, Managing Editor/My41 Anchor, from 41NBC-WMGT. Hot cocoa, cookies and kids giveaways will be available prior to Santa’s arrival.
After the tree lighting, Santa will proceed to the Tracker Marine Boat Center, which has been transformed into a glistening Santa’s Wonderland. Free Photos with Santa will be available until 8:00 p.m. Santa’s Wonderland officially opens the following day (Sunday, November 16) and is available through Christmas Eve. Activities include Free Photos with Santa, miniature train set, foam arrow arcade, laser arcade, remote control trucks and a slot car track. Other activities include free craft projects, Letters to Santa, and even a talking caribou.
The activities in Santa’s Wonderland are available daily, during store shopping hours. Santa Claus’ initial schedule is as follows:
Sunday, November 17 12 – 6:00 p.m.
November 18 – 21 3 – 9 p.m.
November 22 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
November 23 12 – 6 p.m.
November 24 – 26 3 – 9 p.m.
November 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 28 – 29 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
November 30 12 – 6 p.m.