Virtual Santa Saturday

Virtual Santa Saturday
Update: This event has SOLD OUT.

Virtual Santa Saturday


Saturday, December 12


Six Virtual Session Times Available
FHDC Members: $25 I Non-Members: $30


Registration opens Wednesday, October 21 for FHDC Members ONLY.
General Registration opens Friday, October 23.


About the Event


Santa and his elves have been busy this year building Take-Home Holiday Activity Kits for the Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC). Now is your chance to grab one of these fun, age-appropriate kits filled to the brim with holiday crafts, games, puzzles and science experiments. Make sure to fill out that "Letter to Santa" and drop it back off at the FHDC.

Each registration includes one Take-Home Holiday Activity Kit and a 5-minute personalized Zoom chat with Santa! Perfect for ages 3-9.
Santa and Mrs. Claus

Take-Home Holiday Activity Kit


These hands-on activities are designed for a single youth age 3-9. They are self-paced and include all the necessary materials. Some require adult supervision.

Every Holiday Kit Includes:
  • Snowman Ornament Craft
  • Grinch's Heart Science Experiment
  • Insta-Snow Science
  • Candy Catapult Kit
  • Red Stocking filled with Kansas Treasures
  • Holiday Puzzles
  • Letter to Santa
  • and much more!

Zoom Call with Santa


Santa has been so busy this year that he's Zooming in from the North Pole ready to chat with you in the comfort of your home. Each registration includes a 5-minute personalized chat for one youth with Santa who is returning for his sixth year. A great way to safely see Santa! Parents will be contacted the week prior to the event to finalize their Zoom time slot within the designated session window.

Event Dates & Times


The Holiday Activity Kits will be available for pick-up at the FHDC starting Saturday, November 21. We ask that all youth participants return their "Letter to Santa" to the FHDC by Monday, December 7 as it will be featured in the Zoom call. FHDC staff will contact parents the week prior to finalize their Zoom time slot within the designated session window. 

Six Sessions Available:
  • Session 1: 8:30-9:15 AM
  • Session 2: 9:30-10:15 AM
  • Session 3: 10:30-11:15 AM
  • Session 4: 12:30-1:15 PM
  • Session 5: 1:30-2:15 PM
  • Session 6: 2:30-3:15 PM

How to Register

Registration opens Wednesday, October 21 for FHDC Members ONLY. General Registration opens Friday, October 23.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, December 2 at 5:00 PM.
 Please select one of the six sessions and register under the participating youth's name. Register online, by calling 785-587-2726 or in-person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be offering a traditional “Breakfast with Santa” on-site program with photos?
This holiday season, we will only be offering these holiday kits and virtual Santa opportunity. Every registration includes many of the same fun activities as featured at Breakfast with Santa and a 5-minute private chat with Santa who is returning for his sixth year in a row.

Can I only sign up for the virtual chat with Santa and skip the holiday kit?
The holiday activity kits and virtual Santa chat are being sold as a set and cannot be sold separately. Activity kits are designed for one child.

Do adults need to register?
No, only the participating youth should register.

If I have more than one child, will they do separate Zoom calls or all together?  How long will the call be?
For families who register more than one child, you will be given one link to connect and timeslots will add up together. For example, if you register two children, you will connect once for a total Zoom call length of up to 10 minutes. You may choose if each child interacts with Santa individually or if they will participate together. Activity kits are designed for one child.

What kind of device do we need to participate?
Any device with audio and video capability like a laptop, tablet, or smartphone is sufficient to participate.

We don't live in Manhattan, can you mail us the holiday activity kit?
Yes! Please contact us directly for pricing and details: fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com