Even Santa Claus House will consider pandemic restrictions

The Christmas Belles will scan temperatures and pass out hand sanitizer to those visiting the Santa Clause House.. From left are Belles Jensen Parker and Mary Grace Long, Miss Merry Christmas Katie Anderson and Belles Baylee Laroux and Brianna Laird. The Santa House will be open Dec.6-23 from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 5-8:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Miss Merry Christmas and the Christmas Belles joined Carmella McCart and her son Mason in helping clean and decorate the Santa Claus House for the Christmas season.  Also helping was professional organizer Rachel Lyddy with iOrganize.   The Santa House will be open from Dec. 6 -23.  Hours are 6-8:30 p.m., Sunday-Friday and 5-8:30 p.m., Saturdays. CDC Guidelines will be in place to keep everyone safe as they visit Santa Claus.

There will be markers on the ground to keep visitors 6 feet apart for socially distancing while in line to see Santa. Miss Merry Christmas and the Christmas Belles will check temperatures and provide hand sanitizer as people enter the house.

There will be a decorated picket fence around Santa’s chair to keep everyone at a safe distance.  Children will stand near Santa to have their photograph taken. If you are

Miss Merry Christmas Katie Anderson decorates the Santa Claus House with the help of Mason McCart.

planning to visit the Santa Claus House on a Saturday, you must purchase an armband to enter the riverbank area.

Armbands are not required on the other evenings. The visit to the Santa House is free. “Santa has informed us that this year Mrs. Claus will be joining him some nights to hear the many wishes from the children,” McCart said. ”We are requiring everyone that visits inside the house to wear a mask to help keep all safe and well for the holiday season.”