Santa's House 2012
Santa's House in Central Park is brought to you by the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Brinkoetter and Associates and Neuhoff Media, Decatur.
2012 Holiday Hours
Bring your family to downtown Decatur's Central Park for a visit with Santa, a free photo opportunity and a treat.
Santa arrives in Central Park on Saturday, November 17th!
Visit him from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. following the 5th Annual Jaycee's Lights of Christmas Parade on November 17th.
Santa's House Weekend Hours (open November 17-December 24)
Friday hours: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5 hours: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Week of Christmas Hours
Monday, December 17th - Friday, December 21 hours: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22nd hours: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 23rd hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 24th hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thank you to all our community partners for helping to make Santa's House a success!
Tim Dial, TD Crane
Larry Rollins, Rollins Trucking
Greg Burgener, S.A. Lewis Construction
Mark Bateman, Woare Builders Supply CompanyAlan Hupp, Andersen Windows
Jeremy Nihiser, Prairie Insulation
John Rainey, Rainey Nursery
John Milligan, Sims Lumber
Jim Hall, Design Air
John Closs, Closs Electric
Dave Munson, Decatur Pools and Spa/Munson Construction
Santa's House in Central Park touched the lives of more visitors in 2011 than it has in recent years. With an increase of over 22%, the total number of visitors was 4,268 (including adults and children) over the 17 days it was open. In comparison, the past 3 year visitor totals were:
- 2010 - 3,324
- 2009 - 2,640
- 2008 - 2,500
With the increased hours of visitation (additional 14 hours), signage and overall awareness, this community attraction was able to impact more families during the holiday season. Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and community partners for making it possible!
A special thanks to Susie and Jim Peck of Sims Lumber and all the volunteers for coordinating the revitalization efforts including: re-painting, cleaning, adding new furniture, storing and moving the Santa House. Originally built and donated by the Metro Decatur Homebuilders Association, the Santa House in Central Park is a well-loved tradition in the Decatur community.