Santa’s Castle 2012

by Dover Police Charities

Dover Youth to Youth is hosting its sixth annual Santa’s Castle at the McConnell Center in downtown Dover on the two weekends before Christmas. Each night children and their families will be able to tour several rooms in Santa’s Castle and meet Santa and many of his elves and other costumed characters.

During the first weekend the event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Over the second weekend the Castle will be open on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2-6:30 p.m.

During the tour, students from Youth to Youth will guide visitors through Rudolph’s stable, Santa’s toy room, Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen and other parts of the Castle.

Along the tour children may choose to take part in a variety activities, including such things as decorating a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, make crafts in Santa’s toy shop, write a letter to Santa, or make “reindeer food” in the stable.

Families touring Santa’s Castle will also meet Santa’s Elves, various costumed characters, and Santa himself. Families are welcome to bring a camera and take pictures or video of their children with Santa.

Santa’s Castle is designed for children ages nine and under, but the whole family is invited. The cost is $6 per child and $3 per adult. However, a whole family can take the tour for a maximum of $20. Proceeds support the anti-drug activities of Dover Youth to Youth. Santa’s Castle is sponsored by radio stations WTSN and The BAY.

Entrance to Santa’s Castle will be from the Saint Thomas Street side of the McConnell Center (Door #7). Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the Dover Public Library and on the street by the District Court.

For additional information, visit the Youth to Youth web site at or call the Dover Police Department’s Community Outreach Bureau at 516-3274. Dover Youth to Youth is an organization made up of middle and high school students who meet after school to conduct activities and events that promote a drug-free life style. Youth to Youth is part of the Dover Coalition for Youth.

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