It’s the most magical time of the year!  Santa made a special trip to Green Bay yesterday along with his elves Twinkle and Fluffy.  Gather on Broadway was transformed into Santa’s North Pole workshop for our annual Breakfast with Santa Experience.  Despite the blustery weather outside, the Christmas spirit was in the air as Gather filled with warmth and laughter.

Guests were greeted with Christmas story time with Mrs. Claus and a custom hot chocolate bar to enjoy while they waited patiently for Santa’s arrival.  A hush fell over the crowd as our Christmas elves – Twinkle and Fluffy – stepped out to welcome everyone to Santa’s workshop.  As a jolly “Ho Ho Ho” filled the air, all the children knew that Santa was there!

The curtains opened to unveil Santa’s sleigh overflowing with toys and presents, all sorts of reindeer games and a delicious breakfast buffet created by Gather Chef Jyll Everman for all to enjoy.

Santa met with each family to hear their Christmas wishes and capture a special photo.  Children could also make reindeer antlers as a holiday craft, decorate Christmas cookies and play snowman bag toss.  Each child received a customized letter from Santa to take home as a souvenir from their special day along  with reindeer food to sprinkle on their lawns on Christmas Eve and homemade peppermint bark treats.

The holiday spirit was certainly mightier than the winter weather!  We are so happy so many families joined us for this very special experience.  We look forward to seeing you all next year on Saturday, December 2nd for an all new Breakfast with Santa experience!

A special thank you to Santa and Fluffy for pitching in to help shovel the Gather sidewalk!