Santa from Santa's Village

Phillip L. Wenz

Special Programs

Santa Programs

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Santa's Children's Church - What better way to help children understand the "true meaning" of the Season than to have Santa Claus himself tell the Christmas story!  Young and old will marvel at Santa's message!  Children are asked to gather at the alter to participate in this unique and emotional presentation.  Santa's Children's Church has been written with the help of the United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church.  After the service, Santa is available for visiting one on one with all the parishioners.

 

Storytime with Santa - The importance of reading and using the imagination is the central message of Storytime with Santa. Children, parents and grandparents are encouraged to take a trip to the "imagination" with Santa. The program is educational in teaching children of all cultures the traditions of Christmas from reading Holiday poems, stories and singing Christmas Carols.

 

Letters from Santa Program - Every Christmas, thousands of children write Santa Claus a letter to inform the Jolly Old Elf what they would like for Christmas.  What better way to increase a child's belief in Santa than to have a letter returned to them by Santa Claus from his office in Santa Claus, Indiana.  Information on this program is available for clubs, churches, organizations, fund raisers and community post offices.

 

Children's Special Visits - Sometimes a child has a special need and cannot visit Santa in a regular setting. Santa is happy to visit hospitals, foundations and facilities to make sure that all children can experience a visit from St. Nick at Christmas or anytime of the year.  Home visits available for special need children.

 

Don't forget the "Big Kids" - Why should all the little ones have all the fun?  Santa never forgets the children of yesteryear.  Imagine the surprise on a senior's face when they come face to face with Santa Claus once again.  Santa's appearance at a residence home, convalescent center or gated community is not only special for the resident, but their family also.

 

Speaking Programs

 

Unique programs presented by Phillip L. Wenz that will entertain and provide information about some of the magic of being a professional Santa Claus.  Programs can be presented as a single presentation to a group or association, or structured to fit into a multi-program event.

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History and Memories of Santa's Village - Enjoy memories, rare historic photographs and uncommon memorabilia with the Santa from Santa's Village himself, Phillip L. Wenz.  A great business meeting or luncheon program, "History and Memories of Santa's Village" brings a behind the scenes look at the East Dundee, Illinois theme park and what the future of Santa's Village may be.

 

Planning a Christmas Parade - An information and structural look at planning a successful Christmas Parade in any size community.  Phillip L. Wenz has appeared in over 40 parades in some of the nation's largest cities and in regional and local communities.  Wenz has also been involved in the planning, marketing, sponsorship development, and volunteer recruitment of many of these parades.  His unique perspective comes from an insider's point of view.  A great program for merchant associations, a chamber of commerce or civic organizations.

 

Growing Up Santa - Relating his experiences as the boy who grew up to be Santa Claus, Phillip L. Wenz chronicles some of the opportunities that he has experienced as a true year-round Santa Claus.  From his first stint as Santa as a four year old to his parades, corporate appearances, and Santa's Village, Wenz will relate what it is really like to be the man in the red suit.

 

How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus - Learn the historic traditions behind Nicholas of Myra and how this 4th century bishop evolved into our modern day Santa Claus. A great program for churches, civic organizations, schools or any group that is interested in the history of St. Nicholas and the Christmas Holiday. 

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Santa Claus of the 20th Century ? A look at the people, places, and parades that have shaped our collective vision of the jolly old elf from the North Pole.  Learn how the Dutch SinterKlaas became the American Santa Claus.