The House of Wooden Santas

Date for In-Person at The Rooms: 

December 12 - 15 & 19 (10 am - 11:30 am)

Dates for Virtual Programs: 

December 11 & 18  (9:30 am – 10:15 am and 11 am – 11:45 am)


$5.00 per student in-person (limited seating). No charge for adult supervisors (limited number)

$250 for virtual (one school per booking)

Theatre (level 2, capacity is 129 for in-person) and Virtual (restrictions apply)


A Christmas classic, The House of Wooden Santas is a deeply felt story about belief in oneself and others, and belief in the spirit of the Season.  It is magical and contemporary and traces the days of December like an advent calendar. 

Jesse, a nine-year-old boy, and his mother move from the city and face the challenges of making a new life in a small town.  But it’s hard.  Jesse has no friends, and his mother’s carved wooden Santas are not selling.  Will there even be a Christmas?  Jesse wonders.  But before the season is out, Jesse and his mom discover the true spirit of Christmas.

In this special presentation, author Kevin Major will share how he first encountered the carvings of Imelda George and how they led him to write the book.  Kevin will read from the book, and following the presentation, will accompany students to the public display of all 24 Santas. 

Suitable for grades 3 – 5. Spaces are limited so book early by calling 709-757-8090.

Virtual program- Please note that virtual programs are reserved for schools outside of St. John’s metro areas that would have to travel more than one hour in order to participate in an in–person program.