Give Thanks, Meet Santa This Eve

Santa Claus will make an appearance Dec. 24 at Battleship Missouri’s Center Pier and will pose for photos. (It’s free of charge, but bring your own camera).

St. Nick will be perched on a special sleigh that resembles the bow of the USS Missouri.

From 8 a.m. to noon, families can head down for the photo op and write a cheerful holiday message to members of our armed forces. Letter-writing supplies will be provided next to Santa’s special sleigh.

The “Million Thanks” letter-writing campaign is designed to garner support for active-duty members and veterans this holiday season.

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(Please note that Battleship Missouri Memorial will be closed Christmas Day.)