Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa arrives in town this weekend, and the jolly old elf has quite a busy schedule this season.
The big man knows how to make an entrance! He’ll arrive at Hamilton Place on Saturday, Nov. 10, leading a parade that will circle the mall before ending at the Food Court entrance.
Themed “Toys, Trains & Candy Canes,” the 20th anniversary parade will start at 11 a.m. near Sears.
Al l money raised through entry fees paid by units in the parade will be donated to the Forgotten Child Fun, which provides Christmas for needy families.
Once settled in his place of honor at the mall, Santa will be there for photos with children as well as photos with family pets. Pet owners may bring their furry friends to the mall each Monday night through Dec. 10.
FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT BASS PRO SHOPS AND CABELA’S
To celebrate 10 years of Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro Shops is celebrating Santa’s arrival by offering free photos with Santa. With the expansion of the wonderland’s magic to all Cabela’s locations for the first time, the two businesses expect to provide more than a million free 4- by 6-inch photos.
Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s on Saturday, Nov. 10, and will be there through Christmas Eve. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will transform their retail locations into festive Christmas villages with free family activities.
Set a mong rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves, the Christmas village offers crafts and activities such as a Lincoln Logs building area, laser and foam toy arcade, gaming station, remote- control trucks and letter-writing stations. Activities will vary by location.
Upon arriving at a store, guests should visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot to obtain a required Bass Pass, which provides a time slot to visit Santa. Free Bass Pass reservations are available in- store on a first- come, first-served basis.
Week nights will include free plush givea ways from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays starting Nov. 12.
Every store will have a drop-off station for toys that will be donated to Toys for Tots. Families that bring a new toy to donate Nov. 24 or 25 will receive a free photo package valued at $20.
For more information: basspro. com/santa or cabelas. com/santa and select a store location.
On Thursday night, Nov. 15, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fans can take pictures with Santa in his Mocsthemed suit at Hamilton Place. UTC mascot Scrappy is pictured with Santa at his photo shoot.