How has this idea enhanced your club's operation, etc.?
This was a game changer for us, as we all had different ideas on what to do around Christmas. This has always been a well gathered event for us in the past. We were able to change the kids room at the swimming complex (The Cove) into a winter wonderland venue for the kids. We had our members pre select gifts for their kids, and set a reservation time. Upon their arrival they were greeted/temperature checked by one of the Elf's and were welcomed into Santas workshop. Santa would greet them and tell them stories for +- 12 minutes. The Elf's then presented Santa with the gifts. It was a memorable sight seeing the kids interact with Santa while a piece of plexiglass separated them. They were then welcomed to the deck where we had Hot Coco being served, and the Elf's were helping them assemble their Smores.
How was this idea implemented, and what have been the club members' reactions?
It was a combined effort within our Events team