Santa's Wonderland

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland gives families the chance to make special Christmas memories

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland is returning for its eighth year to Bass Pro Shops stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. From November 14 through December 24 families are invited to create lasting memories at Bass Pro Shops through free pictures with Santa, crafts for kids, and games and activities to celebrate the season.

"The evening Santa arrives will be a special celebration featuring Christmas carols in front of the store." said Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops communications manager. "Plus in participating stores, kids will be invited to help Santa, through a little magic, to light up the outside of the store and a big Christmas tree in the main entrance.  Kids can then follow Santa into the store for the unveiling of Santa's Wonderland."

Santa's Wonderland will dazzle visitors with its variety of animated Christmas characters in addition to nutcrackers, reindeer, and live Christmas elves. The Christmas village offers an old-time model train area, remote control trucks, a laser arcade, and a foam toy arcrade*.  Kids can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts, all for free.

The highlight of Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland is the big guy himself. Those visiting Santa Claus will receive a free 4 x 6 studio-quality photo that will be cherished for years to come. Every store will also have an animatronics talking caribou that can interact with the crowd. In addition, Bass Pro Shops is offering free Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home. 

Special activities include*:

December 7-21

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

December 22-24

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
December 22-23 10am-8pm 3-7pm Open to Close
Thursday, Dec 24 10am-8pm 3-5pm Open to Close

Visitors look forward to Santa's Wonderland as a way to bring families together in the spirit of the Christmas season.

"Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland was a pleasant surprise when we stopped in to shop," said Barry from Benton, Arkansas.  "The activities were a blast for my daughter, and we loved getting pictures with Santa.  It's a great way to get our Christmas started!"

Todd, a customer from Richmond, Virginia said, "Each year we've gone to Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops they've added, changed, or just made it different for my three children.   The number one reason my kids want to go is Santa - probably the best Santa in Richmond. Probably the best Santa my wife and I've seen in years!"

Bass Pro Shops has thought of every detail to make this Christmas experience memorable with a no-wait Bass Pass to see Santa. This allows parents to set appointments to see jolly old St. Nick so they can shop or enjoy the activities at Santa's Wonderland instead of waiting in line. Photo packages and Christmas cards will also be available for purchase with instant print in the store.

For more information about Bass Pro Shops Classic Christmas traditions at Santa's Wonderland, visit and click on your local store for a complete schedule of Santa's Wonderland activities.

*Activities, games, crafts and displays vary by time and location.

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