by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – Red suits, white beards and the smell of cookies will be in the air this July as over one-thousand real and professional Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and holiday entertainers make their way to Branson for Discover Santa 2016.
From July 6th to the 10th, Branson will play host to these Santas as they attend their five-day convention at the Chateau on the Lake and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the original Discover Santa Convention, originally held in Branson in July 2006.
Tim Connaghan, National Santa for the U-S Marine Corps Toys of Tots and the Hollywood Christmas Parade, says Santas from all 50 states, Europe, Asia and Australia will be landing their sleighs in Branson for the largest Kringle Family Reunion the world has ever seen:
During their time in Branson, these holiday legends will take part in “The Parade of Red Suits” at the Branson Landing and name the newest inductees to their International Santa Claus Hall of Fame, which includes renowned actor and motion picture Santa Ed Asner.
You can learn more about the convention here.