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‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Open Through December 22

Sitting with Santa – Great Bend artist Loretta Miller sits next to Santa Claus at the “Santas Around The World” exhibit in downtown Great Bend. Miller’s Santas are now on public display, dressed in elaborate costumes and accompanied by detailed accessories and props that help tell the story of each Santa in the collection.

Twenty-four life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend. The exhibit, known as “Santas Around the World,” is now open to the public at 1223 Main Street. Additionally, Santa Claus will be present at the location to visit with children during the same hours that the “Santas” exhibit is open to the public.

The public can visit the international Santa display from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. People can schedule appointments outside of those hours by calling Christina at the City of Great Bend (620) 793-4111. The Santa exhibit will be on display through Dec. 22.

There is no charge to visit the exhibit, but a free will donation is suggested to provide funds to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation, as well as to provide a payment to Great Bend’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program for helping to man the booth through the season. Roots & Wings provides therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities to people in need who have developmental disabilities.

The multi-cultural Santas are a collection that span five years of work and artistry by Great Bend artist Loretta Miller. The Santas have gained state and national recognition since their creation. Arts & Entertainment Network even featured Miller’s Santas in a 2003 holiday special, titled “Ultimate Holidaytown USA.”


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For more information, contact Sue Cooper, Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation, 620-796-2242

December 2, 2019
Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536,