By Austin Durkin
Every year, Bass Pro Shop does an event where Santa comes and you can take pictures. I used to go to a castle in Oklahoma that was haunted in October and Christmas themed in December. This is where my family would go to see Santa. Moving to Tennessee just before Christmas, we weren’t able to make it back to Oklahoma. Well, we didn’t have the money to. This upset my family because this was a yearly tradition to see Santa. Now we were out of ideas, so we looked up the nearest Santa event. That happened to be Bass Pro Shop.
My family thought it wouldn’t be very fun. The castle had hot chocolate, Santa, Polar Express, and lights outside. The local Bass Pro Shop had sales prices on Christmas stuff and Santa. We had little hopes for this being good, but to our amazement, it turned out to be pretty fun. We laughed and smiled and joked. Even though it never compared to the castle, it has brought us together every December for 4 years now. Never underestimate what can bring people together. It can come from nowhere.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.