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NESS Annual Meeting and Reunion

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

UPDATE: Room block at Holiday Inn Express and Suites available.

See information below!

Join your fellow Santas, Mrs. Claus, and friends in celebrating the

11th Annual New England Santa Society Meeting & Reunion

Sunday, January 29, 2023

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge


This is a great opportunity to share the past season experiences with other Santas, Mrs. Clauses and helpers from throughout the region. We will hold our annual meeting, enjoy a holiday themed luncheon, and hear from NESS Hall of Fame Inductees.

Tickets are $75 per person which includes the Sunday luncheon and general activities. Registration – Deadline is January 21, 2023 


Sturbridge, MA is a wonderful destination and many members arrive on Saturday.  You can opt to stay right at the Publick House (room block information below) or one of the other lovely hotels in the area.  Those arriving on Saturday are invited to attend an informal

Fireside Chat 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

21 New Boston Rd. Sturbridge, MA 01566

Reach out if you have any questions! [email protected]

AGENDA (tentative)

Saturday, January 28

2:00 – 4:00 pm NESS Executive Board Meeting, Card Room, Publick House, 277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA. Current and incoming Board members, committee chairs and officers will meet to review the past year and plan for the upcoming one. All members are welcome to attend.

5:00 pm Dinner on Your Own – There are many restaurants in the area. NESS is not organizing a special dinner, but many members will meet to enjoy each other’s company at their restaurant of choice. There are many wonderful restaurants in the area. We suggest calling ahead if you plan on attending as a large group.

7:30 pm Santa Fireplace Chat, Holiday Inn Express and Suites-21 New Boston Rd. Sturbridge Gather around the fireplace for the legends of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, and Christmas Performers from near and far. This is your time to share your experiences and stories from the previous year. Everyone will get a chance to tell his or her tale. BYOB, snacks and refreshments.

Sunday, January 29 – Paige Hall, Publick House, 277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA

8:30 am Registration Santa’s Tag Sale will again be held throughout the day. Bring along any outgrown suits, excess supplies, unneeded accessories, duplicate books, new products or other Santa-related items to sell.

9:00 am Welcome

9:30 am Group Photo 

10:00 am Introductions Morning Program – Roundtable Discussions: Help determine NESS priorities for 2023 year.

12:00-3:00 pm Luncheon & Program & Annual Meeting The menu is traditional Christmas dinner with roast turkey with cornbread stuffing and the fixings, garden salad and Strawberry Shortcake.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm NESS Hall of Fame Inductee Panel

Hotel Room Block Information

Publick House:

  • Reservations must be made by January 2, 2023
  • 18 rooms available
  • $159 per night
  • Call the lodging desk directly: (508) 347-3313
  • Mention the group name: New England Santa Society to reserve discounted rate

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

21 New Boston Rd


  • Reservations must be made by January 14, 2023
  • 20 rooms available
  • $109-$119 before taxes depending on room selected
  • Check in at 3:00pm on 1/28/23
  • Check out at 11
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • CLICK HERE to Book online
    • Click Book Now
    • Use drop down arrow on Rate preference
    • Select Group Rate
    • Enter the Code: NAG in the group code box
  • If calling, let them know you are booking a room for the NESS Annual Reunion


January 29
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Annie Banks


Publick House
277 Main St
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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