Fundraisers

Ingenious Holiday Product Makes Fake Christmas Trees Look Real

By Alex Gramling,
  An artificial Christmas tree that didn’t look ‘real’ at the base was Ryan Kenny’s inspiration for one of the most ingenious holiday ideas we’ve ever seen. Kenny is the inventor of the Christmas Tree Hugger, which wraps around the bottom of artificial Christmas trees to give them a thicker trunk that looks like real tree...  Read More

It’s an auction (but a silent one)!

By Alex Gramling,
Our Christmas fundraiser in Newburyport featuring the Sweetback Sisters is almost here. The event features an amazing silent auction. It’s a great way to pick up some last minute Christmas gifts and help an awesome cause all at the same time! Coming to the show? Here’s a partial list of items up for bid. Kaya...  Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Scott Magoon

By Alex Gramling,
Our Supporter Spotlight highlights individuals or institutions that contribute their time or gifts to the Santas. This week, we’re chatting with Scott Magoon, a Massachusetts-based illustrator of several popular children’s books, including his latest, The Knights Before Christmas (Henry Holt and Co., 2015), a spoof of the popular holiday poem. Scott has donated signed copies of his book to...  Read More

Supporter Spotlight: Rubin Pingk

By Alex Gramling,
Our Supporter Spotlight highlights individuals or institutions that contribute their time or gifts to the Santas. This week, the spotlight shines on Rubin Pingk, the author and illustrator of a whimsical new children’s book: Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas (Simon & Schuster 2015). Rubin hails from Utah where he lives with his wife and...  Read More

The Sweet Holiday Sounds of the Sweetback Sisters

By Alex Gramling,
We are thrilled to host our second annual Christmas Singalong Spectacular on Dec 21 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, featuring the Sweetback Sisters. Proceeds from the event, which includes a reception and silent auction, benefit the Santas! Christmas caroling has never been this much fun. The Sweetback Sisters, as heard on...  Read More