June 15, 2018

Greetings Santa Family!

We are genuinely delighted to introduce our new team leaders Paul and Cathy Davis who will be handling our 2019 SFR unique “Secret Santa” Live Charity Auction as well as “Silent Auction” and “Stuff the Sleigh” which will ALL benefit our chosen local charity The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, TN.  We are very grateful to Paul and Cathy for agreeing to take on this very important facet of the Santa Family Reunion Convention.  It is a very significant aspect of Santa Family Reunion to support and give back to the local area of Gatlinburg.   At the end of each convention, we want to know that when we departed, we made a difference in the lives of children in need.
Cathy and Paul Davis have joined out team from the beautiful state of Virginia.

Smoky Mountain Children's Home is a private, faith based, not-for-profit agency which exists to provide care, love, and healing to children and youth who have no one else to advocate or care for them. We believe this fits hand and hand with who we are when portraying Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves and we hope to make this a very successful part of our Santa Family Reunion 2019.

THREE OPPORTUNITIES of your choice to be a part of during the SFR Convention!

Secret Santa Live Auction:  Attendees of SFR bring wrapped gifts with a $25.00 minimum value and clues as to what might be in the wrapped package. Announcer will read the clues and the bidding begins with a professional auctioneer at the realms.  Winner of gift unwraps and finds out what treasure they have won. Action Packed Event on Thursday, March 14th at 5:00pm!!

Silent Auction:    Local Businesses, Vendors and other donators will have their donated merchandise set out on tables for attendees to bid on at their leisure on Thursday, March 14th from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Stuff the Sleigh:  We have a list of NEEDED items from the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home shared with us.  When you are out shopping this summer, fall or spring, consider picking up a few items to bring to Gatlinburg and place in the sleigh in the lobby of the Gatlinburg Convention Center. These items are NOT to be gift wrapped, just placed in and around the sleigh!
                                                            Priority Items on the list include:  
New Pillows, Twin Size Zipper Vinyl Mattress Covers, Twin Size Sheets,  Hand Towels, Wash Cloths,  Bath Towels, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, & good quality Tall Kitchen Trash Bags.  
May 30, 2018

Greetings Santa Family!
Santa Family Reunion Team continues to work diligently to present a full-scale Santa Family oriented convention.  We took the information from our exit surveys done in 2017 to incorporate in planning our 2019 convention.  Most everyone responded the Gatlinburg Convention Center set-up was superior in offering everything under one roof, on one level, a very spacious yet relaxed set-up, as well as being in the “heart of the city”.
The catered buffets done at the Convention Center were also a “favorite” on our attendee survey comments.  We have to agree, the buffet spreads done by the Gatlinburg Convention Center caterers are delicious quality meals.  They definitely know how to satisfy Santa’s appetite!  We are very pleased to have arranged with their top notch caterers to provide 4 lunch buffets and 1 dinner buffet included in your registration package.  This means you will have the convenience of sharing delightful tasty meals with all your Santa Family without the need to rush out and coordinate schedules to make it back for the daily activities at the convention center.  
We have some exciting things planned, as you relax with dessert, in the Mills Auditorium.  The “10th Anniversary Commemoration Program” of the Santa Claus Oath by Phil Wenz will take place on Saturday, March 16th.  More surprises & updates will be released as plans continue to be confirmed through newsletters and placed on the agenda on our website.  You can be assured, every detail is very important to the entire TEAM of Santa Family Reunion.  We take pride in bringing you the best possible convention we can provide. We strive to provide a convention that is family oriented and everyone feels welcome & equally important no matter how long you have been portraying Santa.  Come learn, share, and laugh with your family in red.
May 15, 2018

Greetings Santa Family!
The skilled Santa Family Reunion Team continues to work diligently on all facets of this exciting convention planned for March 14th through March 18th of 2019 at the beautiful Gatlinburg Convention Center!
REGISTRATION has been open since April 1st and registrations are coming in regularly. 
Thank you to those who have already registered!
We have done our very best to make it affordable with 5 excellent catered buffet meals and a whole lot more, SEE the detailed AGENDA on our website!  We also offer the option of two payments.
LODGING is NOW OPEN with list of lodging properties giving us discounted rooms to fit everyone’s budget..  Reminder that it is Spring Break and hotels are in high demand as Gatlinburg is a popular tourist town! 
Be sure to book early to get your choice of hotel.

Santa Family Reunion 2019 brings a very special historical memory to those of us who were in Gatlinburg in 2009 at the first Santa Convention held in this beautiful city nestled in by the great Smoky Mountains.  In 2009, many of us stood hand in hand to recite and sign the Santa Claus Oath together in the Tennessee Ballroom of the Gatlinburg Convention Center with HUNDREDS of our fellow brothers, sisters, and elf friends.  That event left a lifelong magical memory that we will never forget.  Phil Wenz will be doing a special program that will take us back to that phenomenal day 10 years ago.  The SFR Team opens our arms to embrace everyone who will join us in 2019; friends we haven’t seen in several years in Gatlinburg, friends that have been with us many times in Gatlinburg, and especially new friends we hope to meet attending their very first “Santa Family Reunion” convention in Gatlinburg!!
The City of Gatlinburg is one of Santa’s FAVORITE places to “Hang his Hat and Bring his Family” since 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, & 2017. 

March 30, 2018

Thank You for showing interest in Santa Family Reunion 2019 Convention in Gatlinburg, TN. 
We have been very busy getting details in place for another fun filled Santa Family convention.
We will once again Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas in the Smokies! 
We sincerely hope you can join us March 14th - March 18th 2019 at the
Gatlinburg Convention Center-234 Historic Nature Trail-Gatlinburg, TN 37738.  

REGISTRATION OPENS April 1, 2018 at 7:00 am EST 
Go to our website: for registration details on April 1st, 2018. 
The first 25 people to register & pay in full will receive a $25.00 discount on registration. The discount will automatically apply once you put it in your cart & check out starting on April 1st.
Check out our preliminary agenda on what is planned so far by clicking on the AGENDA tab now as well as other pages currently available. (REGISTRATION tab will be available April 1st)
More updates through newsletters, website & on our Facebook page as we continue to plan for 2019!