By Susan A. Neufeld
Big Bear Lake, CA – HO, HO, HO — Santa Claus is planning visits to Big Bear Valley youngsters, bringing early gifts and taking last minute requests.
The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will give Santa some help with its annual Santa visit program, providing Valley youngsters a treat that they won’t soon forget. For more than 30 years, the Rotary Club has been providing Santa visits to valley children. Santa normally visits upwards of 1,000 children each year. The visits this year will take place on THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 15th and 16th, 2017.
Santa will visit any child in the Big Bear Valley, bringing age appropriate gifts to each child in the family. All families, local or visitors, are invited to call for a Santa visit. This is a free service provided through the generosity of Rotary Club members, who travel with Santa as his helpers around the entire valley. Though not necessary, donations are gladly accepted and help fund the program each year, along with special gifts to those most in need.
HOW TO ARRANGE A VISIT
To arrange a visit from Santa you can call any one of below listed phone numbers.
All Protection Alarm ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only) (909) 866-6586
Dawn Hartmeister (909) 281-4495
Robinhood Resorts ( no calls Sat. & Sun. between 4-5 p.m.) (909) 866-4443
Little Greenhouse Florists (909) 866-5511
Reservations are necessary for each Santa visit.
WHEN ARE THE VISITS
Santa visits are made in the evening hours on the specified dates, and children will be surprised as they hear the familiar “ho ho ho” and the jingle of bells coming up the walk. Santa will shout out the name of each child, with a stocking filled with toys. Santa saves his grand entrance with a sleigh and reindeers and chimney arrival for Christmas Eve.