Santa Family Reunion
     Gatlinburg Convention Center
    March 14th-18th 2019

Smoky Mountain Children's Home in Sevierville, TN
 is our 2019 Chosen Charity
REGISTER HERE
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Santa Family Reunion Agenda 2019
  GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Please Note:  This is a Tentative Schedule and therefore subject to change.

Wednesday -  March 13th  PRE-Convention Arrival

NO VENDOR SALES TODAY
2:00 - 6:00pm  EARLY ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
  GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 
Pick Up Registration Tote Bag and Keepsake Photo ID Badges in front of Tennessee Ballrooms A & B
Pick Up also available for Pre-Ordered Santa Family Reunion Merchandise
 

Thursday - March 14th   CONVENTION OPENS
  GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

8:00am - 12:00pm  Attendee Registration - Pick up Tote Bag  & Keepsake Photo ID Badges (in front of Tennessee Ballrooms A & B)
1:30 - 3:00pm Attendee Registration - Pick up Tote Bag & Keepsake Photo ID Badges (in front of Tennessee Ballrooms A & B)
9:00am - 7:00pm Vendors OPEN for Business  Tennessee Ballrooms A & B
***Convention Photo ID’S or Vendor Show Guest Pass Needed for Entry***
10:00am - 12:00pm  Talent Show Practice - Mills Auditorium  (sign up for 15 min slot with Debra Ann)
12:00pm - 6:30pm Open Silent Auction till 6:30pm in Mills Auditorium
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium
10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm Swap, Shop & Share- Mrs. Claus/Elves - Ballroom C  (No Vendors)  
10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm  Swap, Shop & Share - Santa/Elves - Ballroom D  (No Vendors)
3:00pm - 4:30pm   Welcome Program - Mills Auditorium - Joe Barney MC
                                  Color Guard  - Veteran Acknowledgement
5:00pm - 6:30pm  Open Live Charity Auction - Auctioneer Tom Shilling (announce winners of silent auction)
  
**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE A CONCESSION STAND OPEN FOR PURCHASES**
DINNER ON YOUR OWN  

Friday, March 15th 

9:00am - 11:00am  FINAL  Attendee Registration - pick up Tote Bag & Keepsake Photo ID Badges  (in front of Tennessee Ballrooms A & B)
9:00am - 7:00pm  Vendor Show Open Tennessee Ballrooms A & B
           ***Convention Photo ID’S or Vendor Show Guest Pass Needed for Entry***   
10:00am - 11:30am  1st Workshop Class x 3 - Ballroom C/D/Mills
11:30am –1:00pm Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium
1:00pm - 2:30pm  2nd Workshop Class x 3 - Ballroom C/D/Mills
2:30-3:00pm  Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm   3rd Workshop Class x 3 - Ballroom C/D/Mills
            4:30pm - 5:00pm Break              
5:00pm - 6:30pm   Ho Ho Ho Santa Only/Mrs. Claus Exclusively Only sessions (Round table discussion)

**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE A CONCESSION STAND OPEN FOR PURCHASES**
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
  

  Saturday – March 16th

                                8:00am  PARADE line up vehicles  9:00am PARADE line up walkers                                                                                         10:00am - 11:30am Santa Family Reunion PARADE                                                            
10:00am - 5:00pm Vendor Show Open - Tennessee Ballrooms A & B        
          ***Convention Photo ID’S or Vendor Show Guest Pass Needed for Entry***
12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium  
1:30pm - 2:30pm  “10th Anniversary Commemoration Program” of the Santa Claus Oath - Phil Wenz  
2:30pm - 3:00pm  Commemorative Santa Claus Oath signing - Phil Wenz   
3:00pm - 5:00pm  Phil Wenz - Historical Films - Ballroom D
3:00pm - 4:00pm  Get ready for Dinner/Talent Show
4:00pm - 5:30pm   Formal Portraits by Shannon Settles 
5:30pm - 6:30pm Talent Show - Mills Auditorium presented by MC  Joe Barney
7:00pm - 8:00pm Banquet Dinner in Mills Auditorium
8:00pm - 9:30pm  Talent Show continues with Dessert
8:00pm - 9:30pm   Formal Portraits continue
  


Sunday – March 17th

  9:00am - 10:30am  Keeping Christ in Christmas Program - Mills Auditorium presented by Cliff Snider
10:00am-3:30pm  Vendor Show Open
          ***Convention Photo ID’S or Vendor Show Guest Pass Needed for Entry***
11:00 am  SHARP Group Photo OUTSIDE Main Entrance of Convention Center
                    12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium                           
1:30pm - 3:00pm   Woodland Santa Walk with Heather Townshend (meet by fireplace in Convention Center Lobby)
1:30pm - 3:00pm   4th Workshop Class x 3  
3:00pm - 3:30pm    Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm    Closing Program 
     Announce how much money raised for Charity.  Presententation of check - Joan & John Wilder
3:30pm - 6:00pm Vendors pack up and out of building

**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE A CONCESSION STAND OPEN FOR PURCHASES**
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

                                 

Monday – March 18th - OFFICIAL SANTA FAMILY FUN DAY 
        
                     10:30am Meet at Ober Gatlinburg Casual Santa Family Gathering                     
  Hosted by Charlie Thomas at Ober Gatlinburg

11:00am - 12:30pmCindylu Memorial Snow Tube Races At Ober Gatlinburg    
***Convention Photo ID'S Required to Participate****Pre-Paid Participation & Release Forms NEEDED***
Lunch on top of Ober Gatlinburg or Downtown Gatlinburg with friends!! 
                               (Remainder of day – Family Fun Day with discounted tickets at local business).                                            Possibly an organized Putt Putt or Aquarium visit
 Annakeesta (New Adventure Park)
 
6:00pm  DINNER OPTION at Wood Grill Buffet (a tradition!) in Pigeon Forge  Pre-Pay Tickets on Registration Page.
(Casual Gathering in reserved seating area) 

Address: 2301 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863  
Located at traffic light number 1, on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN.