Nov 24, 2021 6:00 PM

GBRC: Santa’s Workshop Express

Posted Nov 24, 2021 6:00 PM

Great Bend Recreation Commission will be transforming the Activity Center into Santa’s Workshop Express.  This event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Activity Center (2715 18th Street). 

The Annual Santa's Workshop will be a drive-through outdoor holiday experience that will allow participants to enjoy Santa’s Workshop Express from the comfort of your vehicle.  Holiday guests will be greeted by Santa, the Grinch and other festive characters and receive holiday goodie bags (while supplies last).  Children may drop off their letters to Santa and families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and dress in holiday attire.  If you would like a Santa’s letter template, one can be found on the Great Bend Rec Facebook page.

The Great Bend Recreation Commission coordinates Santa’s Workshop Express and the Great Bend High School students’ organizations help in a variety of ways. High School student volunteers will be creating a fun holiday drive thru event for everyone. Staff from the Barton County Sheriff’s Department, Great Bend Fire/EMS Department, Great Bend Police Department, City of Great Bend and the City of Great Bend Street Department will be assisting with the event too.

We would also like to thank the following organizations/businesses that donated for this year’s event:  The University of Kansas Health Systems - Great Bend, Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., Nex-Tech LLC, Equity Bank, Medical Park Pharmacy of Great Bend P.A., Farmers Bank and Trust, Kiwanis Club of Great Bend, Optimist Club of Great Bend, BTI of Great Bend, Pryor Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inc., Silverado Electric Inc., Mark’s Custom Signs, Great Bend Children’s Clinic P.A., Hammeke Electric Inc. and Eagle Communications.

In case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.  Please follow the Great Bend Rec Facebook page for any updated information.  For more information about this program and other programs the Great Bend Rec offers, go to our web site at or call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 110.