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Santas Around The World Exhibit Now Open Through December 20
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Pictured left to right are England-Father Christmas, Russia-Grandfather Frost, and Norway-Julesvenn at the Santas Around The World exhibit, located in downtown Great Bend. The three Santas, along with 20 others are on public display, dressed in elaborate costumes and accompanied by detailed accessories and props that help to tell the story of each Santa in the collection. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

 Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend. The exhibit, known as “Santas Around the World,” is now open to the public at 1223 Main Street.


The public can visit the international Santa display from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. People can schedule appointments outside of those hours by calling Rosewood’s downtown Great Bend office at 620-603-6502. The Santa exhibit will be on display through Dec. 20.


There is a $2 charge per person to visit the exhibit, with children 8 and younger being admitted free, if accompanied by an adult. Admission proceeds go to Great Bend’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation.


The multi-cultural Santas are a collection that span five years of work and artistry by Great Bend artist Loretta Miller. The Santas have gained state and national recognition since their creation. Arts & Entertainment Network even featured Miller’s Santas in a 2003 holiday special, titled “Ultimate HolidayTown USA.”


Santa Claus also will be present at the location to visit with children during the same hours that the “Santas” exhibit is open to the public.



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