NBCC helps Wake Up Santa

by | Dec 5, 2023

Scenes from hours of family fun in Woodstock

Games, crafts and a personal visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus highlighted the family fun in the NBCC Woodstock gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 2. 

In what has become an annual tradition to ignite the holiday celebration, the NBCC Woodstock student union presented Wake Up Santa from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

Santa and Mrs. Claus, comfortably sitting in front of the Christmas tree on stage, shared laughs with children, posed for photos and carefully made a list of the young one’s Christmas wishes. 

NBCC students offered several game and craft tables throughout the gymnasium and served hot chocolate. 

The event included stations to compose a letter to Santa, draw and paint Christmas scenes, create a variety of crafts and play games. 

College students Muideen Raheem and Jay Ar Fuentes oversaw a ring-toss game, admittedly allowing the younger children to find the easiest way to get the ring over the reindeer’s antlers. 

Fuentes said watching happy and excited children play games and meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus is an excellent way for him and his fellow students to spend a Saturday morning. 

From left, Prestlynn Greenwood, Aaliyah Zelitt and Peyton Greenwood are all smiles as they get their hands a little dirty. (Jim Dumville photo)
Willow Tribe sits on Santa’s knee while Spencer Davidson-Tribe gets comfy on Mrs. Claus’s lap for a family photo op. (Jim Dumville photo)
NBCC employee Dawna Durling takes a photo of her granddaughter, Lilia Eskrett, at a photo booth in the NBCC lobby leading to the gymnasium. (Jim Dumville photo)
Elf Devon Connor carries a basket of candy canes. (Jim Dumville photo)
Children do crafts while parents look on at Wake Up Santa in Woodstock. (Jim Dumville photo)
Jay Ar Fuentes, facing the camera, and Muideen Raheem, foreground, who oversaw the ring-toss event, bend the rules to help Bobby Moore get a ring over the reindeer antler. Brother R.J. Moore checks out the many other games, crafts and activities at the Wake Up Santa event. (Jim Dumville photo)

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