The weekend before Thanksgiving we decided to take the princess to see Santa. I had heard that Bass Pro Shop had a great Christmas area and a wonderful Santa experience. I had gotten her a beautiful holiday dress the day before at Goodwill and she decided to wear it to see Santa. We got there about 11:30 and it is a good thing we did because we got the last 12:30pm pass. The next time would be 2pm, yikes what would we have done for all that time!
She was in awe when we arrived at the store, I don't think she had been in a store with so much going on! They had coloring pages for the kids to work on and a station where they could write letters to Santa. At noon we went over to make a penguin ornament craft. That took some time and was a lot of fun. They also had some laser shooting ranges for the kids and trains set up. There was so much to do while you waited for Santa. Everyone that worked there was very nice and in the holiday spirit.
When it was our turn to have our picture taken they captured the sweet picture above of her hugging Santa. Yes it is blurred because we prefer to keep her identity off the internet. The people working were so nice and took 3 photos of us, we even got a nice family picture of the 3 of us with Santa. You got a copy of each picture printed out for free, yes that's right Free! You could also choose to purchase more pictures there or online when you went home.
I will admit I was pretty impressed with the Bass Pro Shop Holiday area. I would highly recommend taking your family there if you can and we will be back in the future!