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Santa Hotline
Santa Hotline
Here is your chance to talk with Santa!  HOHO!!
December 6, 7, 8
Please pick one date.  Calls will be made between the hours of 6:30-8:00p.
Branford Residents Only

Video Calls with Santa
Your child will have a live 5 minute interaction with Santa!  They will see Santa at the North Pole, share Christmas wishes with Santa and ask a few questions.  Video recording included.  (You will receive a ZOOM link with time after registering.)
Must register by Dec. 18th.

Santa Gift Delivery:
Santa is coming to town to spread some holiday cheer while helping to support the Branford Parks & Recreation Department and the Branford Fire Department.   Santa Claus will hand deliver gifts on a firetruck to residents of Branford.   He can only make deliveries to Branford addresses, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live in Branford to surprise someone with Santa at their front door.  How about having Santa deliver a special gift to someone special?  Space is limited, reserve your spot now.  Deliveries will be the week of December 13.  Please see pour brochure for more details.  Deliveries can only be made to the children that reside in the household.  The cost is $25 per household.

Write to Santa:
Write a letter to Santa telling him your
Christmas wishes.  Drop it off in Santa’s special mailbox located at the Joe Trapasso Community House Red and White Santa Mailbox or mail to: Branford Parks and Recreation
      Santa Claus, North Pole
      46 Church Street, Branford, CT. 06405
Letters will be delivered to Santa  and he will send a personalized letter to your home.  Please include your child’s full name & your address. Hurry as Santa will be accepting letters Nov. 29th-Dec. 19th.  
Peppermint the Elf:
Peppermint, The Parks and Recreation Elf will be visiting the Shops in the Center of Town.  Be sure to watch for clues to be released each day to see if you can spy where he might be!  Be the first to spot him and submit a selfie for a chance to win a prize.  The more selfies you submit, the more chances to win!  Share a special wish with him so that he can deliver it back to the North Pole.  Have fun!  Peppermint will be in town Dec. to Dec.
(Pre-register before Dec. th in order to received the daily clue) 

Light Up Branford:

Do you love to decorate for the holidays?  Be a part of the Branford’ Reindeer Route! Let’s “Light Up” Branford for the holidays!  Register your house/business to get on the “Reindeer Route” and share your holiday spirit!  Prizes awarded for Most Creative, Holiday Spirit, Colorful, Original and more!!!  Decorate, be creative, and share your lights/decorations!  Visit us on line, or call the office at 203-488-8304 to register by December 10th.  The Reindeer Route Map will be available by December 13th on line and will start at the Town Green with the Holiday Tree and Menorah. 
Kind Calls:
If you or a loved one would like someone to talk to on the phone to wish them a Happy Holiday Season, please let us know. A staff member will call individuals, as requested to chat and provide some Holiday Cheer!  Call the office for more details and to schedule a time: 203.488.8304

Holiday Pottery Morning with Jenna and Friends from Fired Up: All Ages
Join the Fired Up staff creating a Holiday themed pottery piece to be chosen the night of the event.  All ages welcome.  $30 per person.

Latke Making with Mindy

Join culinary expert, Mindy Baker, as she teaches you how to make the perfect latke.  A latke is a type of potato pancake that is traditionally prepared to celebrate Hannukah.  All supplies included.

Santa's Workshop:
See SANTA and other special guests up close. You will be able to talk to Santa, play in some reindeer games, deliver your letter to Santa in his official “North Pole Mailbox”, check to see if you are on the “Nice List”, become one of Santa’s Helpers, work in his workshop and earn your Elf Hat, receive some special reindeer food, meet Rudolph and much more!! (masks will be required)
Mrs. Claus and her elves will have a sweet treat for each child.  
Show Santa and his workshop friends some Christmas Spirit!  Wear a Christmas shirt, sweater, pajamas, dress, etc.  Don’t forget your camera!
Space is limited! Register early to reserve your spot! 
$10.00 per child  (Ages 1-12)

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Santa Calls-Tuesday, December 7 
3 - 10 N/A Tu  12/07/2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

At Home
$0.00 Res
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Santa Calls-Wednesday, December 8 
3 - 10 N/A 12/08/2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

At Home
$0.00 Res
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Videos Calls with Santa-December 20 
4 - 10 N/A 12/20/2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

At Home
$18.00 Res
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Videos Calls with Santa-December 21 
4 - 10 N/A Tu  12/21/2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

At Home
$18.00 Res
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Peppermint the Elf 
1 - 99 N/A SuMTuWThFSa  12/01/2021 - 12/12/2021
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

Around the Town!
$0.00 Res
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Reindeer Route House Decorating 
18 - 99 N/A 12/13/2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Around Town
$0.00 Res
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Pottery Night 
2 - 99 N/A Sa  12/04/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Joseph Trapasso Community House - Bonus Room - 1st Floor
$30.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
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Santa's Workshop 
1 - 12 N/A Su  12/05/2021
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Joseph Trapasso Community House
$10.00 Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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