It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - L.R. Knost
Here Comes Santa.org
Starting in 2000, our Santa began volunteering with a single non profit - Indigo Rescue. Since that time, many organizations have benefited from the events that are put on to bring community together.
Santa Claus is anyone who loves another
and seeks to make them happy; who gives
himself by thought or word or deed in every gift
that he bestows; who shares his joys with those
who are sad; whose hand is never closed against
the needy; whose arm is ever outstretched to aid
the week; whose sympathy is quick and genuine
in time of trouble; who recognizes a comrade
and brother in every man he meets upon life's
common road; who lives his life throughout
the entire year in the Christmas spirit.
The Christmas Spirit
Sometimes you have to bypass people's minds and speak straight to their hearts for true understanding to occur. Often it is the deepest truths that are too big for the human mind to receive because they can only be grasped by the heart." ~L.R.Knost
Santa Visit Etiquette
Most children love to visit with Santa and tell him very many things. Others prefer to watch him from a distance. Santa does not have a time limit on visits and conversation is encouraged. Some bring letters for him to read (please let Santa's helpers know if you would like the letter returned. Otherwise, it becomes part of his memory scrapbook.)
If the child (or animal) prefers to watch from a distance, please respect that. Santa doesn't take it personally.
Please do not force Santa on someone - it will not be enjoyable for anyone. It is meant to be an adventure...but it may not turn out as expected. This can happen even when all they talked about was the upcoming visit.
Relax...The plan is to have fun.
Book Your Event
Are you an organization (or affiliated with one) that would like to bring the Christmas Spirit to your community?
There is no charge for Santa visits, but the schedule fills up fast, so flexibility (and a good spirit) are a must. Events must be open to the general public - no private events, please.
Contact us to book a date.
Some of the organizations that have welcomed Santa, or benefited from the events held...
Yamhill County CASA
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen
Homeward Bound Pets
Oregon Ferret Shelter
McMinnville Downtown Association
The journey of excitement begins each year just after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Santa travels the communities and brings a smile to everyone's face.
Children sit a little taller and become more outgoing, eager for a chance to talk with him and tell him their very best stories.
If you encounter Santa, please feel free to stop and chat with him.
McMinnville Oregon Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24th, 2023
Parade begins at 4:30