Santa's Workshop

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be unable to bring Santa's Workshop to the community this year. But rest assured, we are already working on plans for 2021 when the Workshop will return better than ever! In the meantime, here are a few pics from years past to help keep the magic top of mind. Skip past the photos for a quick history of the Workshop.

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Photo credit: @VillageOfHamburg Instagram

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Photo credit: @VillageOfHamburg Instagram

The original concept of "Santa's Log Cabin Trailer" 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 until 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." 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 some very dedicated community volunteers, this time honored Hamburg tradition will continue for future generations to enjoy and reminisce.