Wolfeboro business keeps Santa's Hut tradition alive

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce continues to offer Santa and Mrs. Claus a place to stay during their annual visits, and now has a new, custom-built hut to replace the original Santa’s Hut, built in the late 1960s by students from Kingswood Regional High School.
Each year, from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, the visitors from the North Pole hold visiting hours when children have a chance to meet Santa Claus and his wife in downtown Wolfeboro.
Cheryl Martin and Judy Sabanek, of Emma Taylor Lifestyle Clothing, have made Santa’s Hut one of their top community priorities, and they had the new, heated hut built to resemble the old one, with a peaked roof adorned by icicles. They also added new furniture and decorations and provided a new suit for Santa and a new dress for Mrs. Claus.
“Each year, we sponsor Santa’s visit to Wolfeboro, decorate a tree in Santa’s Hut, and string lights in the bushes around the hut to spread holiday cheer,” they said.
Visiting hours vary; see www.wolfeborochamber.com for each day’s schedule.

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Santa’s Hut in Wolfeboro is open through Christmas Eve in Wolfeboro. (Courtesy Photo)