Today I got to volunteer at Santa's Castle here in Storm Lake. Every business that is a member of the Chamber of Commerce has a day that they have to provide workers for the castle when the school kids come through for tours. We had three pre-school age groups come through and it was so much fun to watch them! Every little thing was so amazing to them and then when they got to the basement and Santa was there...holy smokes was that awesome! Santa scared a few of the kids when he "hohohoed" but most of them sat on his lap and talked to him. Only one bad part of the morning was when a little boy got sick all over the floor, I felt so sorry for him because his mom took him home and he didn't get to see the castle. This year the theme is "The Nutcracker" and there were nutcrackers everywhere...over 300 of them! Everything from little tiny ones about an inch tall to ones that were taller than me! I remember taking our kids to the castle many years ago and the same decorations and animated displays are there now...it was fun to see them all again and have the time to walk around and look (in complete silence) before the kids came. Now, since we had the annual Vespers supper at church last night and I have gone through Santa's Castle, the Christmas season has officially begun.

date December 4, 2008

3 comments to “Santa is in his castle”

  1. Deb
    December 4, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Oh those were the days! The Des Moines area has a lot of good stuff, but I don't know of anything like Santa's Castle around here. My kids have missed out on that experience :(

  1. grandma F
    December 4, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    that poor little boy that missed out. I have always enjoyed going to Santa`s castle even now. sure fun to see the little kids there

  1. pamela
    December 5, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    I loved going to Santa's Castle and would love to get the grandkids up there. Don't know if we will have a chance to do that but it sure would bring back a lot of memories. I have a picture of Ryan sitting on Santa's lap in Santa's Castle. That would be too cool to have a picture of Zach doing the same thing.

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