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Santa visits South Boston

South Boston News / November 13, 2017

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to South Boston this week as he is helping Halifax County Little Theatre prepare for “Miracle on 34th Street, the Play,” which opens Friday.

Based on the classic 1947 movie, the play stars Kris Kringle as the man who put the spirit of Christmas back into the Macy’s Department Store in New York City and also brings love and belief back into those who had grown embittered with life’s problems. Kris Kringle, actually, IS Santa.

Coming in from the North Pole, Santa said, “I heard Halifax County needed my services, and our toy production is going so well that I knew I could take a few days off and come lend a hand to help with the show.”

A toymaker for centuries, Santa loves bringing joy and happiness to all he meets, and he enjoyed greeting several youngsters when he visited The Prizery.

“Every production has a bit of magic in it, and I found it quite easy to play myself!” Santa said, with a jovial grin on his face.

He brought his Number One Elf with him, Elf Q, who travels frequently with Santa as he makes his rounds and visits places to greet children and find out their wants and desires.

Director Kasey Moore enjoyed meeting Santa, also, and found out a few interesting tidbits of information from him. “I found out that Santa likes cookies, and vegan cookies best, so people can brush up on their cooking skills when he comes next month at Christmas to bring the presents to all the good girls and boys.”

Children will have a chance to meet Santa the next two weeks as “Miracle on 34th Street, the Play” runs from Nov. 17 to 26, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 434-572-8339 and pressing 2 for box office. Adult tickets are $12 and student tickets are $8.

Children can also meet Santa on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon at South Boston’s Joe & a Bow for Cocoa with Santa. Children can get some cocoa, a cookie and a photo with Santa for only $8.

Tickets for that event can be purchased from either Joe & a Bow locations or at The Prizery, and adults accompanying the children do not need to pay admission.

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