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Santa’s Castle 2023

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Dover Youth to Youth is hosting its 16th annual Santa’s Castle at the McConnell Center in downtown Dover for 4 days during the Christmas season. Each night children and their families will be able to walk through several rooms in Santa’s Castle and meet Santa and many of his elves.

Youth to Youth students acting as elves will guide visitors through Rudolph’s stable, Santa’s toy room, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen and other parts of the Castle. The tour culminates with a visit with Santa. Along the tour, children will be entertained by the elves and will collect small gifts in each room. Families are welcome to bring a camera and take pictures or video during the tour, and with Santa.

During the first weekend, the event will be held on Friday December 15th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturday December 16th between the hours of 2 – 6:30 pm. The Castle will continue on Thursday December 21st and Friday December 22nd from 4:30-7:30 pm. In order to attend, pre-registration is required. Groups making a reservation must be no larger than 6 and include family members only.

Santa’s Castle is designed for children ages 9 and under, but the whole family is invited. The cost is a flat fee of $25 per reservation. Proceeds support the drug and alcohol prevention activities of Dover Youth to Youth. Entrance to Santa’s Castle will be from the Saint Thomas Street side of the McConnell Center (Door #7). Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the Dover Public Library and on the street by the Dover District Court.




Annual Conference

We are so excited to announce the date for our Annual Granite Youth Alliance Youth Empowerment Training! This year, the Ignite Change conference will be held on November 16th, 2023 at the Austin17 House from 9am – 2pm.

Event Details

This annual conference is designed for youth prevention programs that are interested in taking action in their communities! We have a packed schedule full of interactive workshops, skill building exercises, and time for producing a studio quality prevention video! 

Who: Youth in substance misuse prevention programs and their advisors

When: November 16th, 2023 from 9am – 2pm

Where: Austin17 House 263 Route 125, Brentwood, NH

Cost: Suggested fee of $20 per youth participant which covers the cost of lunch and a t-shirt. However, no youth or group will be turned away for lack of programmatic funds – just let us know.

Registration Details

There are two components to registration: (1) organization registration and (2) student registration. 

Organization Registration: One adult advisor per youth organization should register their program. It will ask you for an estimate of the number of adults and students you will bring and it will give you an option to provide the name and grade of students you plan on bringing. Registration is due on or before November 1st. Click here to access the registration.

Student Registration: Each student is required to bring a signed copy of individual registration form in order to participate. This form will be collected during check in at the event. Please help us facilitate this process by ensuring that each student has this before they arrive at the event. 

Tentative Agenda

The most up to date agenda can be viewed here


As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us. The best contact for this event is Conor Wiley

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