Here comes Santa Claus

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Santa arrives Nov. 10 to hear children’s Christmas wishes.

Bass Pro Shops’ Santa’s Wonderland, A Classic Christmas, returns for its fifth year beginning with a special Preview Night from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 10. Local children's groups and choirs sing Christmas carols in front of the store and customers will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies.

Santa arrives at 5 p.m. in a Tracker boat pulled by a Toyota Tundra truck, and will light up the outside of the store and a Christmas tree.

Families can enjoy the wonder of Christmas inside Bass Pro Shops with a more than 3,500-square foot Christmas village full of games, activities and crafts for the whole family from Nov. 10 through Dec. 24.

With both animated and live elves, nutcrackers, reindeer and more, the village offers an old-time model train area, remote control trucks, a laser arcade, a soft gun range and slot car racing. Activity tables give children opportunity to write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts every day of the week — all free.

Santa will be in residence from 3-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 12-5 p.m. Sundays.