Dear Friends:

​The summer of 2018 is upon us. The elves are waking up and planning this year’s event. Let’s recap last year’s event before I share what the elves are planning. Last year we saw an enchanting four weekends of Santa admirers from newborns to grandparents. They rode Frankie the Christmas Land Train numerous times and waved to onlookers. Frankie was brought to life by a local toy maker and his son. The toy maker heard of the memory behind Frankie and knew just what to do. Kids from everywhere gave Frankie some Christmas spirit and of course he took them for many joyous rides through the winter wonderland created by a special Christmas Land elf. This elf loves Christmas and became teary eyed since Christmas is her sisters favorite time of the year and is not here to celebrate it with her after losing a brave battle with cancer. She added extra special sparkles to the children’s reading room and Santa’s special place adorning it with twinkling lights and magical creations. A local merchant joined the elves in decorating the kid’s activity areas and Christmas Land store. This local elf specializes in all the right decorating touches and brought the Christmas Land angels to life. Santa, oh yes, that Jolly man with the rosy cheeks talked to hundreds of children listening to their Christmas wishes while posing for all sorts of family photos. The story room was filled with children who listened to Christmas favorites. So many activities for the kids with all kinds of musical surprises. It was joyous, magical and accented with sprinkles of snowflakes amidst the Christmas lights, Christmas fire and carolers.

Back to the elves, who are waking up… well they are now talking with the Christmas Land Angel. Our Angel is back at it helping to make Christmas Land a special place. The boys from Greenwich are busy creating another masterpiece at Christmas Land for all to enjoy. Frankie the Christmas Land Train is being dusted off and new ideas are flooding the elves’ heads as decorating is in full swing. Santa decided to keep all the kids’ letters from last year and bring them to Christmas Land. Santa is hoping Mrs. Claus can join him for some fun this year at Christmas Land. His message to all the kids is to remember to do your best and be kind to others and bring a big smile with you this year… there are some new surprises for the whole family… see you in November… Ho… Ho…Ho…

Paula Tambasco & Michelle Annese

John and Suzanne DeVito