Santa’s Wonderland

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That’s right ladies and gentlemen; it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Bass Pro Shops. It’s a magical time of the year, where our friends from the North Pole stop on by to hang out with ya’ll. Reindeer, elves and jolly Saint Nick (that’s right, SANTA!!!!!) will be at our Santa’s Wonderland.

To get everybody into the festive mood, we will be having a Preview Night on November 9th.  Starting at 5:00PM, we will have several things going on. First, Santa will be pulling up in front of our store in nothing other than a bass boat. He will be greeting people and helping us by using his Christmas magic to light up our store! Then at 6:00PM, we will be taking FREE photos with Santa until 8:00PM. From 5:00PM-7:30PM we will be drawing for a chance to win a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card every half hour. For the first 125 kids, we will be handing out a collectible backpack clip. We will also have crafts*, cookies* and McSteven’s Hot Chocolate* available for our guests.

Santa’s Wonderland will then be open from November 10th until December 24th. During this time we will have several activities going on every day.

  • Free Photo with Santa!

Monday-Friday: 3PM-8PM

Saturday: 10AM-8PM

Sunday: Noon-5PM

  • Free Crafts*!

Monday-Friday: 5PM-7PM

Saturday: Noon-5PM

Sunday: Noon-5PM

  • Free Games and Activities!

Monday-Sunday: Open-Close

There will be photo packages available as well, if you would like to get multiple copies of a great holiday memory. (Actually, my old coworker and his wife pride themselves on their collection of “Baby Crying on Santa’s Lap” pictures. They are actually quite adorable!)

Games and Activities Include: Laser & Soft Gun Arcade, Moving Trains, RC Trucks, Slot Car Racing, Writing a Letter to Santa, Wildlife Carousel** and Snowbrawl**!

Like most of our extended events, we will be changing up what kinds of crafts are available every few days. Now just a heads up, there may be a little thing called style variance (which means we may not have the exact things listed below but should be close).

Free Crafts* Include:

Merry Christmas Wooden Ornament (11/10-11/17)

Felt Penguin Craft (11/18-11/24)

Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament (11/25-12/1)

Stuffed Santa Ornament (12/2-12/8)

 Candy Cane Owl Ornament (12/9-12/15)

Reindeer Gift Bag (12/16-12/22)

Cookie Decorating (12/23 & 12/24)

We hope to see ya’ll come on down and have some fun. And don’t be shy to come by a few times and bring friends and family with ya!

Stuffin’ Stockings and Hangin’ Wreaths!! Giddy-Up!


*While Supplies Last

**Open during same times as Photo with Santa

Comments for Santa’s Wonderland

Name: ronnie vance
Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013

what the closes place in iowa?

Name: Destiny
Time: Monday, December 8, 2014

After waiting in line for 2 hours, we get to santa they snap 1 picture and tell us to move on. After other families took 3-4 pictures each. My son wasn't looking nor smiling, and they refused to let my son take a different picture due to the long line.(which I had already stood in). I know most go for the free picture but I would have bought the 30$ package had they worked with my son and I. Will not return

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