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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.




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