Every year, following the Gallatin Christmas Parade, Santa Claus stops by Cardinal Tattoo to ask good little boys and girls what they want for Christmas. Photos are free, and Mrs. Claus and her elf helpers will be serving refreshments for parents and children alike (hot chocolate or apple cider, anyone?). children are encouraged to write letters to Santa, who will hand-write a personalized letter back, on parchment paper, addressed from the North Pole (parents: we ask that you help your children write these letters making sure the address is legible and include any specific instructions for Santa i.e. little Timmy not brushing his teeth? or maybe he won't stop picking on his little sister? Sometimes a letter from Santa encouraging good behavior can make a world of difference, especially at Christmastime!)
Santa is great with kids, and since this is an entirely free event, his time with the children will not be rushed, so we ask for patience so that every child can get the time they need to have a magical moment with Santa. We also ask that you keep a look out for that old Grinch, who has been been trying to steal Christmas for years now! He has a tendency to show up right when he's not wanted. Maybe Santa will help out if he does...
We also ask that if you know a family in need this Christmas season that you make us aware. It seems Santa's elves have had some extra time on their hands this year to make a few things extra and Cardinal Tattoo has a direct line the man up North.
Thank you and we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!