When I first became connected to Nick’s Cove in 2010 I immediately knew this was the kind of place where memories were made. I wanted to further those opportunities by creating a Nick’s Cove signature event: an annual gathering that would bring our local community together and be something fun for our guests coming from all over the Bay Area and beyond. My son was 8 at the time and anyone who knows me knows I love the holidays. And Santa. And the magic of Christmas!
So, I wrote a letter to Santa and asked if he would make a special trip to Marshall every year. To take photos with kids and adults and to hear their wishes. He joyfully agreed. I told him, “There’s just one catch … you’ll need to arrive by boat!”
This year we celebrate 9 years of the magic of watching Santa arrive by his trusty water sleigh. We have hot cocoa and treats and a professional photographer to take portraits. And it’s all our gift to the community. I especially love watching the magic the kids’ smiles and waves as they first see Santa in the distance. It’s my kind of magic.