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Santa Sunday
December 10, 2023
Sunday River Resort
Registration is CLOSED


Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. All money raised benefits the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa-attire. This signature Sunday River event kicks off the holiday season in style.

Special for this year, the first 75 Santas to sign up using the form below will be eligible to participate in a private video shoot in support of the Boston Science Museum. This IMAX Film is an homage to New England, and is an incredible opportunity to be on the big screen for the next 10 years.

How does it work?

250+ pre-registered Santas arrive at the resort in full attire, beard included. Not only is this event photo-worthy and has been featured on the likes of the Travel Channel, but it's also for a good cause. At the last event, the in-hand donations made by participating Santas helped raise over $5,000 for the River Fund, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation in the Bethel area.

All pre-registered participants can check-in on Sunday, December 11 between 7:30-10:30AM at South Ridge Lodge before proceeding slopeside for the photo shoot. Participants must fill out their waiver and arrive at check-in wearing all of the following items: a red Santa hat with white pompom, a red Santa jacket, red Santa pants, a Santa beard. 

The lift ticket you receive at check-in is only valid until 11AM. To continue skiing or riding for the day, you will need to show up at the scheduled photo shoot at 11AM, slopeside at South Ridge dressed in your Santa attire. After the photo shoot, we will all go up South Ridge Express then ski down Broadway (green trail). After the parade down Broadway, we will validate your ticket to ski/ride for the rest of the day. Santas who participate in the 11AM photo shoot will also receive an additional lift ticket valid until Christmas Eve.

Spectators should get to South Ridge by 11AM to get a good view of the Santas.

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