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
GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
NO VENDOR SALES TODAY
2:00pm - 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
8:00 am - 12:00 pm MEDIC BLOOD CENTER - BLOOD MOBILE DRIVE - Bill Wilson, Dan & Bonnie Felten
8:00am - 12:00pm   Attendee Registration - Pick up Tote Bag  & Keepsake Photo ID Badges (in front of Tennessee Ballrooms A & B)  1:30pm - 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***
9:30am - 11:30am   Talent Show Practice - Mills Auditorium  (sign up for 10 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
1:00pm - 2:45pm     Swap, Shop & Share- Santa/Mrs. Claus/Elves - Ballroom C & D  (No Vendor Sales)  
3:00pm - 4:30pm   Opening Ceremony of Santa Family Reunion - Mills Auditorium - Joe Barney MC
                                          Entertainment by Ambassadors of Christmas Cheer
                                          Santa Drill Team Color Guard  - Veteran Acknowledgement - Pledge of Allegiance
4:30pm - 5:00 pm    Break
5:00pm - 6:30pm  Open Live Charity Auction - Auctioneer Tom Shilling (announce winners of silent auction)
 DINNER ON YOUR OWN
**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE A CONCESSION STAND OPEN FOR PURCHASES**
  


Friday, March 15th 
GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738​
8:00am   "Parade Unit Leaders" Mandatory Meeting at parade staging parking lot 
8:00am - 9:00am  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*** 
8:30am - 10:00am    1st Workshop Classes x 4 - Rooms C/D/E/Mills
10:00am - 10:30am  Break
10:30pm - 12:00pm  2nd Workshop Classes x 4 - Rooms C/D/E/Mills
12:00am –1:30pm    Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium
1:30pm - 3:00pm     3rd Workshop Classes x 4 - Rooms C/D/E/Mills
3:00pm - 3:30pm     Break 
3:30pm - 5:00pm      4th Workshop Classes x 4 - Rooms C/D/E/Mills
5:00pm - 7:00pm     DINNER BREAK ON YOUR OWN              
7:00pm - 8:30pm   Ho Ho Ho Santa Only/Exclusively Mrs. Claus Only (sessions) Ballroom C/D 

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

  

  Saturday – March 16th
GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738​
8:00am  PARADE line up vehicles  9:00am PARADE line up walkers                                                                                         10:00am - 11:30am Santa Family Reunion PARADE                                                            
11:00am - 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  
1:00pm - 2:30pm  “10th Anniversary Commemoration Program” of the Santa Claus Oath - Phil Wenz
                                        Santa Drill Team  
2:30pm - 3:00pm   Commemorative Santa Claus Oath signing - 1st Official Mrs. Claus Pledge signing - Phil Wenz   
3:30pm - 5:30pm   Phil Wenz - Historical Films - Ballroom D
4:30pm - 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 - 10:00pm   Formal Portraits continue
  


Sunday – March 17th
GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER - 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738​
9:00am - 10:30am  Keeping Christ in Christmas Program - Mills Auditorium presented by Cliff Snider
10:00am - 4:00pm  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  Fashion Show Lunch Buffet in Mills Auditorium                          
1:30pm - 3:00pm     Woodland Santa Walk with Heather Townshend (meet by fireplace in Convention Center Lobby)
2:00pm - 3:30pm      5th Workshop Classes x 3 Ballroom C/D/Mills  
3:30pm - 4:00pm     Break
4:00pm - 6:00pm     Closing Program - Steve Gillham and Leon McBryde
Announce how much money raised for Charity.  Presentation of check - Smoky Mountain Children's Home
4:00pm - 6:30pm     Vendors pack up and out of building
THIS CONCLUDES ACTIVITIES AT THE CONVENTION CENTER
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
**FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER WILL HAVE A CONCESSION STAND OPEN FOR PURCHASES**

                                 
Monday - March 18th      GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE ON REGISTRATION PAGE
OFFICIAL SANTA FAMILY FUN DAY - spend the day giving back to Gatlinburg

10:30am Gather at Ober Gatlinburg - Greeted by Charlie Thomas 
TRAM RIDE opens/starts at 9:45 am and can be busy over spring break so plan accordingly!  Race begins a 11:00 am
11:00am-12:30pm: Cindylu Memorial Snow Tube Races at Ober Gatlinburg (Tram Ride /Observation Handicap Accessible)     
***Convention Photo ID'S Required to Participate****Pre-Paid Participation & Release Forms NEEDED***

Lunch on your own choice:  on top of Ober Gatlinburg (Seasons of Ober Restaurant), at Anakeesta (new Cliff Top Bar & Grill Restaurant) both mountain top restaurants have spectular views OR AT ANY Downtown Gatlinburg Restaurant with friends!! 
Other group activities: Anakeesta Park, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Davy Crocket Mini Golf, & Moving Theater at Ripleys

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