Weekends in December through the 21st and Thursdays Dec. 12th & 19th in the
Fridays 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays 10am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Sundays 1pm - 4pm
*Thursday, Dec. 12 & Dec. 19th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
*Last Day - Sunday, December 15th
Letters to Santa Deadline December 17th!
The original concept of "Santa's Log Cabin Trailer" (photo above) in the late 50's early 60's was the idea of local business owner named John Buckreis. Mr. Buckreis owned and operated The Hamburg Garden Service and in the winter months was a professional Santa at Sears. Deciding he would rather play the role in his hometown he contacted the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce for permission and financial support.
The original trailer was purchased for $500.00 from a local dealership. After remolding the inside with money from local merchants, the Hamburg chamber, puppy and bike raffles his project was ready for display. Mr. Buckreis played Santa and the trailer was used unitl the early 80's. The trailer was sold to be used at a family hunting grounds and is still used today.
Fast forward to when Hamburgh Holidays felt the need to bring back the tradition in 2002. A committee was formed and a construction trailer was donated to be used for new "Santa's Workshop." (Photo to left) The trailer needed major work and through the efforts of some very dedicated individuals who volunteered their time and talents and also the Southtowns Builders Association and a local electrician, the dream once again became a reality.
With the help of Girl Scout volunteers and resident volunteers who are very dedicated to keeping the Hamburg tradition going for future generations to enjoy and reminisce.