Dover Youth to Youth is hosting its 8th annual Santa’s Castle at the McConnell Center in downtown Dover on the two weekends before Christmas. Each night children and their families will be able to tour several rooms in Santa’s Castle and meet Santa and many of his elves and other costumed characters.
During the first weekend the event will be held on Saturday and Sunday December 13 & 14th between the hours of 2 – 6:30 pm. Over the second weekend the Castle will be open on Saturday December 20th from 2-6:30 pm.
During the tour, students from Youth to Youth acting as elves will guide visitors through Rudolph’s stable, Santa’s toy room, Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen and other parts of the Castle.
Along the tour children may choose to take part in a variety activities, including such things as decorating a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, make crafts in Santa’s toy shop, write a letter to Santa, or make “reindeer food” in the stable.
Families touring Santa’s Castle will also meet up to 20 of Santa’s Elves, several costumed characters, and Santa himself. Families are welcome to bring a camera and take pictures or video of their children with Santa.
Santa’s Castle is designed for children ages 9 and under, but the whole family is invited. The cost is $8 per child and $4 per adult. However, a whole family can take the tour for a maximum of $25.00. Proceeds support the anti-drug activities of Dover Youth to Youth. Santa’s Castle is sponsored by radio station WTSN and The BAY.
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 District Court.