This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Last weekend for Santa!

This is it! The last weekend to see Santa! We can guarantee you it will be busy -- we will start handing out Bass Passes as soon as the store opens on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Remember, you must have a Bass Pass to see Santa. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, so you can shop, enjoy Santa's Wonderland and wander around the store until your designated time is called. It allows you to not have to stand in line the whole time. 

Santa's Wonderland Hours now through Dec. 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The free craft through Sunday, Dec. 21 is a stick soldier ornament!

The craft for Dec. 22-24 is decorating an owl cookie! Yum!

 

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There are two weeks left in our Warm Kids Campaign! Bring your NEW hats, gloves/mittens, and boots to our lobby for use in the SE Polk elementary schools!

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Friday, Dec. 19 - Outdoor Rewards Night - 6-9 p.m.!

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Santa's Wonderland Hours Extended

In an effort to see as many children as possible, Santa has extended his hours during the day at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

Santa

Starting Monday, Dec. 7, Santa is here from 10 a.m. -8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Remember, you must have a Bass Pass to see Santa. This free pass alleviates those long waits in line to see Santa. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, EVEN DURING THE WEEK, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.


Best advice? Come early and during the week to possible have shorter wait times. #santaswonderland

Free Crafts

Our ornament crafts continue! This week's craft is this adorable foam bird ornament on December 7, then our Santa bobber ornament Monday, Dec. 8-14.

Free crafts are available from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 5-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Craft hours remain the same through Dec. 23 and change on the 24th.

Free Games and Activities

The free games and activities are always available during store hours, including the remote controlled trucks, and foam shooting ranges, as well as the toy shop and great yummy goodies to buy!

For complete details and times visit www.basspro.com/santa

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Santa's Wonderland Hours Dec. 1-6

Cold days, shortened school days, ANY day is a fun day to come to Santa's Wonderland. As we near Christmas, a day during the week is especially good! Here is the lineup for December 1-6:

Santa

Santa is here from 3-8 p.m., this Monday through Friday (Dec. 1-5), then Saturday 10-8 and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

These hours will change starting December 7!
Visit www.basspro.com/santa for future times!

Remember, you must have a Bass Pass to see Santa. This free pass alleviates those long waits in line to see Santa. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, EVEN DURING THE WEEK, WE
WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times. #santaswonderland

Free Crafts

Most of the crafts each week is an ornament for the kids to hand on the tree! The last three days (Dec. 22-24) will be decorating a large iced cookie! This week's craft is this adorable foam bird ornament!

Free crafts will be available from Monday, Dec. 1-Friday, Dec. 5 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 p.m. Craft hours remain the same through Dec. 23 and change on the 24th.

Free Games and Activities

The free games and activities are always available during store hours, including the remote controlled trucks, and foam shooting ranges, as well as the toy shop and great yummy goodies to buy!

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Extended Hours for Santa’s Wonderland!

Things are getting into overdrive at our store, and Santa’s Wonderland is a big part of that! So soon we will be having extended hours to give more people a chance to make an awesome and FREE holiday memory!

Starting December 8th and going until December 20th:

Pictures with Santa: 10:00AM- 8:00PM

Carousel: Same as Pictures with Santa

Crafts Monday through Friday: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Crafts Saturdays and Sundays: Noon-5:00PM

All other activities and attractions will be going from Open to Close.

Our store's holiday hours will also be:

12/1 thru 12/23 – 9AM-10PM

12/24- Christmas Eve- 8AM-6PM

12/25- Christmas Day- CLOSED

12/26 thru 12/30- 9AM-9PM

12/31 & 1/1 – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – 9AM-6PM

1/2- Resume Normal Business Hours- 9AM-9PM

December 21st until December 23rd:

Pictures with Santa: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Carousel: Same as Pictures with Santa

Crafts- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Noon-5:00PM

December 24th:

Pictures with Santa: 10AM-5PM

Crafts- Wednesday: 3:00PM-5:00PM

All other activities and attractions will be going from Open to Close.

Remember to always call ahead and see how busy we are at: 602-606-5600! And keep to the plan!

-Giddy-Up!!

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Super Weekend!!!

Black Friday is only the beginning of the fun at Bass Pro Shops!! We have planned a SUPER Weekend with our 5 Day Sale items and Super Saturday and Sunday Giveaways!

Be one of the first 100 customers to enter the store on Saturday, November 29 and receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Knife!!!

On Sunday, November 30, the first 100 will receive a FREE Rattlin' Rapala Lure!! (differs from lure pictured below)

After you enter the store - right in the lobby sign up for our Super Weekend Sweepstakes. We will have 2 drawings EVERY hour from 10:30 am -5:30 pm. Each hour we will have 2 drawings- one for a prize and one for a Bass Pro Shops Gift Card.

In-store only promotion! You do not have to be present to win. Must be 21 yrs of age for door prizes and to enter.


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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa's Wonderland

Santa's Wonderland is in full swing! But this is the last weekend to take advantage of our Photo Christmas Card Package offer - only $5 for 10 cards and envelopes! Limit 3 per family. Additionally, we have special hours for Santa on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday! Santa wouldn't miss those specials!

Word to the Wise:

In order to alleviate those long waits in line to see Santa, we use the Bass Pass system. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends. IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.

Share your Santa's Wonderland moments on Facebook and add #santaswonderland!

Free Crafts:

The craft through Nov. 23: Decorate a stuffed reindeer!

Nov. 24-30: Color a plaster ornament!

 

 

Santa's Wonderland Hours Now through Dec 6

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Monday-Friday 3-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday Noon-5pm Noon-5pm

Open to Close

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

 Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving
       

 

 

 

Hours change starting December 7!

For complete details visit www.basspro.com/santa!

       
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Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf
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The Bass Pass - It Makes Perfect Sense

One of my clearest memories of going to see Santa is from 1965. While my family was visiting my aunt, sometime in December, my mom and my aunt took us kids to go see Santa. 1965 meant Santa typically was in a little red and white cabin on the courthouse lawn, and there were usually limited hours to see him. That fateful day, we stood in line in the cold mist for 45 minutes to an hour. Five minutes from Santa lap time, I dug in my heels and said, "No" and started crying.

With Bass Pro Shops' Bass Pass system, we eliminate that long wait in line to see Santa that you'll experience elsewhere. Once the wait hits 30 minutes, we hand out Bass Passes, which holds a spot for you in a "virtual" line. This means you can wander the store and shop, enjoy the other Santa's Wonderland activities, or go eat and when your time slot is called, you get in line.

We end up using the Bass Pass system almost every day, and we ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASS
ES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME, especially on weekends.

Our advice for Santa's Wonderland photos?

  • Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.
  • Want to bring your dog to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for the photo with Santa? They must be on a leash and under control. Best advice? Bring your dog during the week and early in the season - it will more likely be less hectic and easier on the dog.
  • Remember to share your Santa's Wonderland photo fun with us on Facebook and Twitter - #santaswonderland!

Oh, and be prepared that your child might dig in their heels and say no...and that's okay. Santa will be back next year!

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Santa’s Wonderland 2014

     It’s that magical time of year again at Bass Pro Shops! Santa Claus will arrive at our store on Saturday November 15th at 5:00pm on his bass boat, and greet all the nice boys and girls! After spreading some Christmas cheer outside and with some encouragement, Santa will enter our store and light our Christmas tree! The unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland will then take place with FREE 4x6 photos and crafts beginning at 6:00pm and lasting until 8:00pm!

          Our convenient Bass Pass system will help reduce your wait time. A Bass Pass provides a designated time during the day to return to Santa's Wonderland® for your photo with Santa. Once you have a Bass Pass, you have the freedom to explore the store while waiting in a virtual line until your designated Bass Pass return time arrives. When it's time to return, line up and get ready to share your Christmas wishes with good ole St. Nick. This is why you may not see long lines in Santa's Wonderland, because our Bass Pass system is in place with several people ahead of you in their own virtual line. Bass Passes are available on a first come, first served basis each day. For your convenience, Mondays-Thursdays are typically days with shorter wait times to see Santa.

           There will be FREE crafts, games, and activities to enjoy with your family! Our FREE Crafts* vary by week so you may want to visit more than once! *All Crafts are while supplies last and only available on the dates listed below.

November 15 – Gingerbread Stocking    

November 16-23 – Decorate a Stuffed Reindeer                                                                                            

November 24-30 – Color a Plaster Ornament                                                                                               

December 1-7 – Decorate a Foam Bird Ornament                                                                                          

December 8-14 – Decorate a Santa Bobber Craft                                                                                     

December 15-21 – Decorate a Stick Soldier Ornament                                                                               

December 22-24 Decorate a Large, Iced Cookie

            

           Please remember this is a busy time of year for Mr. Claus as he prepares his naughty and nice list! All of his elves will be working diligently over the coming days to prepare for his big night ahead! Santa has been kind enough to set aside several hours each day to visit us and take photos! See the schedule below for hours and dates Santa’s Wonderland is open.

Visit http://goo.gl/M74ozJ for more details and information about our Santa’s Wonderland Event!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa Arrives!

Yes, we know Santa and he' arriving on Saturday! This is the weekend when the holiday celebration starts at Bass Pro Shops Altoona! Santa arrives and opens up Santa's Wonderland!

When you join us, why not bring along some new hats, gloves or boots for our Warm Kids Campaign to support the Southeast Polk School District?!

Saturday, November 15 - Santa Arrives

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive promptly at 5 p.m. by Tracker Boat, escorted this year by the Altoona Police Department!

Join us starting at 4:30 p.m., or so, for photos with  Rudolph and Frosty, hot chocolate and cookies, and caroling from the Southeast Polk HS Choir! Dress warmly, it's going to be perfect Santa weather!

After Santa arrives, he chats briefly with the crowd and we give away a gift card, then it's into the lobby for one more carol and to light the lobby Christmas tree!

Last stop is Santa's Wonderland, where one lucky child gets to help Santa cut the ribbon and kick off Santa's Wonderland!

6- 8 p.m. - Free 4x6 photos with Santa. We will use the Bass Pass system and will start handing out Bass Passes around 3:30 for photos that are from 6-8 p.m. The first 125 kids to visit should receive a backpack clip

6-8 p.m. - Free craft! A Gingerbread Stocking/Bag craft

For a complete Santa's Wonderland schedule and details for the season, visit www.basspro.com/santa! Remember to share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter with the tag #santaswonderland!

Also on Saturday, November 15

Free Hunting Seminars

Of course, it's also hunting season, so we have some free seminars on Saturday to help you hone your skills! Perfect for the beginner or the hunter who needs a review!

1. p.m - Become a Better Bowhunter - Want to improve your bow hunting? Learn how to select releases, arrows, and broadheads that work for you.

2 p.m. - How to Choose the Right Guns and Ammo - Whatever hunting you plan to do, our experts will answer your question and make it easy to pick the gun and ammo.

3 p.m. - What You Should Know Before Buying Optics - Take an inside look at the features you should consider when shopping for scopes, rangefinders, or binoculars.

Pella Wildlife Company

Pella Wildlife Company will be here on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come check out what exciting creature they'll have with them this time!

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Growing Christmas

It takes a while to have Christmas come alive in a 145,000 square foot store like Bass Pro Shops Altoona. From the big, like building Santa's Wonderland, to the small, such as garland at the checkouts, there is a method and a plan. We know we have the best Christmas experience around, so we start in October because we want to continue that grand experience and have it all ready for Santa's arrival.

In the second week of October or so, our Visual Specialist begins the task of hanging garland in various locations around the store. At each checkout, on signs in some of the departments, and all around the General Store/Fudge Shop - inside and out. Additionally, she hangs garland and decorates Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill.

During that time, the Visual Specialist and our Gifts Department team sets up our Trim-a-Tree department. That involves rearranging some of the Gifts area to make room, then decorating trees and fixtures with the many tree decorations we sell, plus the new table top decorations, like stick reindeer and various themed Santas, along with very cool bird seed decorations.

Then on October 19, the lobby tree was decorated. It won't be lit until Santa arrives to light it, but the 19' tree is raised and decorated one Sunday night, after the store is closed. Santa's elves work together to adorn the tree with decoration and lights, with a little pizza and elf antics over the course of 4 to 5 hours.

Meanwhile, while all these other things are happening, the Tracker Boats showroom floor is emptied of boats to make room for Santa's Wonderland...and the transformation begins, thanks to our Maintenance Team, Visual Specialist and many other Associates who lend a helpful hand. From three caribou (including Mistletoe, the talking caribou) to six mischievous elves, 34 trees, and snow, snow, and more snow, Santa's Wonderland comes alive in time for Santa's arrival on Saturday, Nov. 15!

When you're in Bass Pro Shops Altoona shopping and waiting for Santa, take a look around and appreciate the transformation...all done with kids in mind by people who are kids at heart.

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Never a Long Line to See Santa !

Santa at Bass Pro Shops East PeoriaDo you know about our Bass Pass System?

We don’t want you to have to wait in line any longer than ½ an hour, so we’ve instituted the Bass Pass system.

Bass Pass at Bass Pro Shops

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If you’re planning on seeing Santa, stop by the bass pass station
(near Santa) the first thing when you get into the store. 


We’ll be handing out bass passes for the next
available
½ hour time slot.

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 That way you can feel free to wander through Santa’s Wonderland, play games, sample fudge, shop, bowl or even grab a bite to eat at Uncle Buck’s. If you plan to bowl or eat, you may want to get a specific time slot, say, for an hour or an hour and a half away. That’s just fine too!

Mondays through Thursdays are always lighter in Santa's Wonderland  traffic compared to Fridays and Saturdays.  

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SANTA'S WONDERLAND SCHEDULE 
 

Dates FREE Photos FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
November 15 -
December 6

Monday – Friday
3-8pm
Saturday
10am-8pm
Sunday
Noon-5pm
 

Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
Everyday
Open – Close
December 7 -
December 23
Everyday
10am-8pm
Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
 
Everyday
Open – Close
SPECIAL HOURS
November 28
December 24
 
10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
Store closes @6pm

SPECIAL HOURS
Black Friday
November 29

 

10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa's Wonderland 2014

Preview night: Join the Bass Pro family for the kick-off of our Santa's Wonderland event! The event includes many opportunities for families to come enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with activities and giveaways.

Santa will be arriving in front of our store on a Tracker boat at 5 p.m. where we will have free cookies and hot chocolate. After he arrives we will have a magical tree lighting in our store for the unveiling of Santa's Wonderland.

In addition to having giveaways to the first 115 kids to visit Santa's Wonderland, from 6 to 8 p.m. we'll have free photos with Santa, a free craft, coloring sheets and letters to write to Santa.

Santa will also be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Full event:

Come get into the Holiday Spirit! Missourians drive from miles away to experience Santa and his Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops--Columbia, MO. Join us for FREE games, Letters to Santa, and Coloring Sheets, 7 days a week from Open-Close. Also, take advantage of FREE crafts during our Craft hours.
Plus! Get a FREE photo with Santa during our Photo hours.

Here is the schedule:

Nov. 15- Dec 5:
Free photo with santa/ Free crafts/ Free games & activities
Mon.-Fri: 3-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close
Saturday: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close
Sunday: 12-5p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close

Thanksgiving: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 3-5p.m./ open-close...
Nov. 28: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close

Dec.6-23:
Mon.-Fri.: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close
Saturday: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close
Sunday: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close

Dec. 24: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 3-5p.m./ open-close
 
Visit our Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/bpscolumbia
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Santa's Wonderland 2014

The Magic of Christmas returns to Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

We open Santa's Wonderland November 15 with Santa's arrival. Then it's five weeks of fun!

NOTE: IN order to alleviate those long waits in line to see Santa, we use the Bass Pass system. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends. 
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.

Share your Santa's Wonderland moments on Facebook and add #santaswonderland!

 

Santa's Wonderland Hours after November 15

November 16-December 6

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Monday-Friday 3-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday Noon-5pm Noon-5pm

Open to Close

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
 
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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Puppies and Poppies!

The elves are working hard to prepare Santa's Wonderland for Santa's arrival on November 15. Meanwhile we have a few activities going on this weekend:

Saturday, November 8

Members of Iowa VFW will be on hand to answer questions and distribute Buddy Poppies. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Free will donations will be accepted.

(Our donation campaign for AMVETS and USO starts November 11!)

3:15 - Jay Green and Zeus the therapy dog will be here to do their dog obedience demonstration! By the main aquarium after the fish feeding!

 

Warm Kids Campaign!

Bring NEW hats, gloves, and boots for ages 4-12 to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for distribution in the Southeast Polk school district! Our kids need to be warm this winter and the schools need the "extra" warm ideas to help out the students.


 

 

 

Coming Up!

Saturday, November 15, 5 p.m. - Santa arrives and we cut the ribbon on Santa's Wonderland 2014!  #santaswonderland

 

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The Magic Returns - Santa's Wonderland 2014!

Santa's Wonderland 2014

Santa returns to Bass Pro Shops Altoona on Saturday, November 15!

We'll have carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies as we wait for Santa to arrive. He'll come in by special Tracker boat escort, and pulls up in front of the store at 5 p.m.!

After some fun and prizes, we'll head on into the store and Santa will lead us in one more song around the tree in the lobby and then we light the tree. Last, and most importantly, we head to Santa's Wonderland, where Santa and one special youngster cut the ribbon and officially open Santa's Wonderland!

Here's the full slate of activities for the evening!

4:30 p.m. - Gather in front of the Bass Pro Shops Altoona entrance and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and caroling. Rudolph and Frosty will be there, too!

5 p.m. - Santa arrives with a flurry of fun and some Santa stress balls! We head inside to light the tree and open Santa's Wonderland!

  • Free 4x6 photos will start that night and the first 125 kids to see Santa will receive a free woodland character backpack clip.
  • A free craft will be available from 6-8 p.m. - a Gingerbread Stocking/Bag craft to color!
  • We'll be giving out five (5) $25 gift cards from 5:30-7:30!

Watch for details on the full Santa's Wonderland schedule...we WILL be using the Bass Pass all season long!

Share you Santa's Wonderland moments with us on social media (see links below) and include #santaswonderland!

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The Great Pumpkin is on it's way!

      Halloween is just around the corner! It is that time for you all to bring out the characters and we will bring the fun and candy. Who doesn't like candy now! Here is the schedule and activities we will be doing this year. We hope to see all the little princesses, heroes, ninja turtles and ALL other characters here at the store! 

October 24-31

FREE PHOTOS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Come take your picture with the Great Pumpkin! 

FREE CRAFTS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Let's decorate a Stuff Owl during the week and then decorate a Felt Jack -O- Lantern!

FREE SCAVENGER HUNT - Weekends Only! Oct 25 & 26 / 1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm

Can you find all the hidden creatures in the store?  

FREE COSTUME PARADE - Halloween Night Only! Line up at 5:45pm. Parade starts at 6pm

Calling all ghosts, super heroes, princesses, animal and ALL other characters!!! Come join us in our parade around the store!

FREE TRICK - OR - TREAT - Halloween Night Only! 4pm-8pm

Who doesn't like Trick -Or - Treating? Even better at your favorite store Bass Pro Shops San Antonio! We, associates will be waiting here with a bowl full of candy, to hear those famous words... TRICK -OR- TREAT!!!!! 

 

Come have a Spooooooktacular time here at Bass Pro Shops- San Antonio!

 

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Local Hero Discount Days Coming this October!

 

 

October in East Tennessee is one of my favorite times- Fall Fishing, hunting, camp fires, football- and the leaves change.

It is a busy time of the year gearing up for the upcoming holiday season but Bass Pro Shops doesn’t want to forget all of those who make it possible, the ones who protect us every day!

The entire month of October we would like to say THANK YOU to our Local Heroes!!!

Members of law enforcement, fire, and emergency response receive a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise purchased in the store. Some exclusions do apply. Must show ID to receive discount.

 

Terms & conditions: Offer valid October 1-31 on regular priced merchandise only. Must show valid ID to receive discount. Good for purchases at Bass Pro Shops retail store locations. Not valid with any other offer. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Discount not available on gift cards, all firearms and ammunition, safes, fishing and hunting licenses, golf clubs, ATVs taxidermy, optics, electronics, boats, motors, Mercury motors, any TRACKER boat product/services, store restaurant food or drinks, and vendor outlets within the store. Applicable taxes must be paid by bearer. Discount not available at basspro.com or catalog call center. See store for details.

 

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Fall Fishing Event 2014

Are you ready for the changing fishing conditions? Join Bass Pro Shops Altoona for our 2014 Fall Fishing Event free seminars from our local experts, plus share the love of fishing with your kids as we celebrate National Fishing and Hunting Day!

Fall Fishing Event

Noon - 4 p.m.

Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop   Noon – 1pm

Kids learn the basics to get started fishing. This class will include hands-on casting instructions.  Kids who complete the class will receive a fishing certificate along with a folding fishing hat!

Free Craft - Color Your Own Mini Tackle Box 1-3pm

 

Free Seminars

A free collapsible water bottle for the first 25 customers to attend the 2 p.m. seminars each day!

Saturday, Sept 27

1pm- Where did the fish go? Expert advice on following fall fish movements

2pm- Which fishing rod and reel? Experts will help you select the rod and reel that works best for various fishing situations.

3pm- Local Fishing Areas - Local fishing experts will explain area fishing opportunities

Sunday, Sept 28

1pm- Fall Fishing Tackle Box - Learn the key baits and presentations for fall fishing
2pm- Fall Weather Transition & How it Affects Fishing - Learn how the fall weather changes affect water and fishing conditions
3pm- Preparing Your Boat - Our experts will show you ways to be more productive on the water by setting up your boat correctly.

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Fall Fishing Event

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                          Fishing is not just a sport for summer anymore….

 

Fall is almost here and the weather is starting to cool down a bit. Dove season is in full swing here and all the hunters are back out in the fields. But wait, I know there are still fishermen out there on the water every day. The seasons are changing and it does have an effect on the water.  Luckily, we will be hosting our Fall Fishing Event again this year.

It will be September 27-28 right here at your Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, TN.

 

Fishing Seminars        ><>        ><>         ><>        ><>       ><>        ><>         ><>        ><>       ><>   

September 27

1 pm    Where did the fish go?

            Expert advice on following fall fish movements

2 pm   Which fishing rod and reel?

Experts will help you select the rod and reel that works best for various fishing situations

3 pm   Local Fishing Areas

            Local fishing experts will explain area fishing   opportunities

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1 pm    Fall Fishing Tackle Box

            Learn the key baits and presentations for fall fishing

2 pm   Fall Weather Transition and How it Affects Fishing

            Learn how fall weather changes affect water and fishing conditions

3 pm   Preparing Your Boat

Our experts will show you ways to be more productive on the water by setting up your boat correctly

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We haven’t forgotten our Next Generation in this event either….

September 27-28

  • Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop       12-1 pm

Learn the basics to get started fishing. Kids who complete the class will receive a fishing certificate along with a folding fishing hat.

  • Craft  1-3 pm

Color your own Mini Tackle Box

 

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Cornhole for Conservation

 

 

Last year I had our Regional Director from NWTF come to me with an idea for a fundraiser that was different than anything he had ever done before….. A Cornhole Tournament.  For our first tournament we had around 40 teams – an outstanding turnout I thought. We had such a great time we thought hey let’s do it again!

This year we have changed a few things- we added a social team division. That way everyone regardless of their comfort level is welcome to come have fun and help raise money for this conservation group.

What is the NWTF?

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit organization that is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. They are dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

So for a great cause join us at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville on Oct 18, 2014. Registration will begin at 8 am and bags start flying at 10 am.

There will be two divisions to compete in this year:

  • Competitive Cornhole Teams (Open division)
  • Social Cornhole Teams

 

 

For any questions or to register please contact: Tim Yates at tyates@nwtf.net or call 423.463.4260

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