Santa! I Know Him! Experience the Magic of Kentucky Christmas With Believe OBKY
When Bob Roberts's daughter was searching for Santa to ride the Owensboro trolley some Christmases ago, she didn't have to look very far. One glance at Bob, and it is crystal clear that he was made to be one of the "Big Man's" helpers. With his white beard, jolly figure, and a kind smile that radiates in every photo, it's his fun personality that brings Santa to life. Pardon the pun, but you could say he is perfectly suited for the part.
My friend Laura Muhlenberg has been his "Head Elf" over the years and told me "Bob has a passion for spreading the joy of Christmas and it really comes across." Creating magical Holiday memories for kiddos of all ages and even furry friends here in the tri-state, the duo recently traveled to Dublin, Georgia to show some love to the patients at a veteran's hospital there. This "Christmas in July" trip was especially important to Laura who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, "We visited every patient even the ones in hospice, and the hospital was decorated to the nines. They made t-shirts and hosted a nice banquet." Sous Chef Santa helped prepare the meal for everyone.
This season, Laura will join Bob in the fun. We joked that she was getting a promotion! "I'm going to be a fancy version of Ms. Claus. I can't pull off a white beehive, that's just not 'me' so I am going all glam. With a floor-length red cape, red leather gloves, and red knee-high boots all trimmed with white fur."
You'll be able to find them for pictures and to plead your case for a spot on the nice list all around town until the big day. Starting with this weekend at Trinity Episcopal Church for the Annual Christmas Mart.
Saturday, November 18th from 8-4 PM you can also shop for Christmas decorations, and gifts and even buy casseroles for your family dinners. All proceeds go towards outreach supporting local women's shelters and refugees. At 11:00 AM Santa will read The Night Before Christmas.
December 2nd, Santa will be at the Reindeer Run in Downtown Owensboro's Smother's Park from 7:30-10:30 AM.
Later that same day he will be back downtown from 3-6 PM for the popular Annual Holiday Stroll.
Santa and Ms. Claus will join our friends out at Reid's Orchard for their Christmas Open House and Market Weekend. With vendors, food, and activities for the kiddos, it's a beautiful couple of days for family fun.
Give Santa Bob and Believe OBKY a follow on Facebook to see where they will pop up next! You may also see him cruising around town in his beautiful pink 1956 Nash.
or snuggling some sweet pups who you know are ALL on the nice list!