1,000 families have received a personal Christmas experience through the Christmas is Coming trailer, Santa visits to the NICU, Flight to the North Pole and personalized family visits
3000+ pillowcases made by Sewing Elf Brigade for children receiving treatment
We have decorated areas at AdventHealth for Children for 10 years
More than 10,000 families impacted through all of our experiences—family visits, Christmas is Coming, Santa visits to NICU, Flight to North Pole, pillow cases, Christmas in July parties, and decorating at AdventHealth for Children
10,000 children and families have been blessed by this Christmas Dream come true so far…and the Dream is just getting started. Imagine how many more lives could be touched by an even bigger North Pole experience. We invite you to help us make the Dream a reality
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Christmas Dreams at Kosair for Kids and The Kids Center—What a Week!
Kosair for Kids and the Kids Center is an amazing place in Louisville, KY. We loved on more than 54 families and more then 97 children while we were there and can hardly wait to go back next year!
They were such gracious hosts and partnered with us to bring Christmas in July to so many precious little ones. Media day was a blast as we share with 4 outlets about Christmas Dreams and Santa even visited a radio station to talk about Kosair for Kids’ toy drive and talk about who we are and what we do.
At the end of the week, Kosair for Kids presented us with a $5000 check! What an unexpected, wonderful way to end the week.
Thanks to all of you for donating, praying and supporting us as we traveled, loved on families and helped make Christmas Dreams come true!
Saturday, September 16 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you would like to like to join our team of elves or our Kringle Kast this is a MUST! We will spend the morning sharing with you about all that Christmas Dreams is and does as well as train you to hit the road with us.
Join us to receive all the training you will need to help us bring our Christmas is Coming experience to life. We need Jingle Elves, Elf Force elves, as well as a Kringle Kast—Santa, Mrs. Claus and Tinker Elf.
To provide Christmas experiences 365 days a year for children and their families who are battling life threatening illnesses.
Below are the different experiences we offer as we help families create memories and discover
the hope and joy of Christmas, 365 days a year.
Making Santa’s favorite cookie with Mrs. Claus.
Christmas is Coming
This is the mobile expression of Christmas Dreams. It is a 40 foot trailer that has been converted into Santa’s “mobile home.” We can provide this experience anywhere a 40 foot trailer can fit—hospitals, homes, parking lots, etc.
Inside children discover Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a Tinker Shop and Santa’s man cave.
- Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen—children make Santa’s favorite cookie with Mrs. Claus’ help
- Tinker Shop—children create a toy using a variety of materials and their imagination
- Santa’s Man Cave—children get to spend a special one on one visit with the Big Man himself. They can try on Santa’s boots and coat, share their lists, read stories and more.
Outside the experience, children can play reindeer games with Christmas Dreams elves, drive a sled, and have a snowball fight inside a giant snow globe.
NICU Santa Babies
Santa makes a special trip to the NICU to check on babies who will not be home for Christmas. Santa also has a special moment with siblings and caregivers. This visit brings a bit of Christmas cheer and hope to families who desperately need it.
Santa and Mrs. Claus at Flight to the North Pole
Flight to the North Pole—partnering with other charities to provide a magical experience at the North Pole with Santa, presents and more
Decorate hospital rooms—this includes waiting areas and patient rooms
Hand-made pillowcases—delivered to children undergoing treatment
Home visits—this includes visits with Santa, as well as decorations, gifts and even a meal if desired
Christmas in July party—an offering of tropical holiday fun
The Big Dream
Our BIG Dream is to build an indoor, North Pole themed resort where families can spend several days with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Christmas Dreams elves…and once again, 365 days a year!
Inside families can visit Santa’s Workshop, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, a Christmas Tree House, go ice skating, sled down a snow covered mountain, visit the reindeer barn, ride the Jingle Bell Express and so much more.
What if you could forget you were sick and just enjoy being a kid? What if you could experience a bit of Christmas hope, joy and magic in the midst of the struggle even if just for a moment?
According to Make a Wish “wishes (or in our case “dreams”) can increase the physical and emotional well-being of these kids, and create happy, lifelong memories. In fact, wish experiences are as much about the days that follow, as they are about the wish itself – because the impact of a wish can last forever. A wish experience can truly change a child’s life”
That is our goal as we make the Christmas Dreams of children come true. We help families create memories to last a lifetime, we bring cheer and instill hope to those who so desperately need it.
kids a day
Every day 32 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US. One out of every 5 will not survive.
days a year
We celebrate Christmas every single day of the year because some kids just can’t wait for Christmas! Our goal is to bring the magic, joy and hope of Christmas to children and their families whenever they might need it.
is all it takes
One child, one family, one moment impacted for a lifetime. You could be the one person to help make a Christmas Dream come true!
There are many ways you can be an elf and help Christmas Dreams come true.
Join the pillow case brigade (each year we need 500+ “Christmassy” pillowcases at Christmas time)
Help us gather mini blue stockings (they are only available at Wal-Mart during the Christmas season)
Attend Elf University (offered once a year) to become an official “Christmas Dreams Elf.” This allows you to be part of the team that brings Christmas is Coming to life.
Donate financially to help support ongoing experiences as well as fund the building of our North Pole resort.
- Become a Brand Ambassador and share Christmas Dreams with everyone you know. Like, follow and share us on all your social media platforms as well as actively sharing the Christmas Dreams brand with your community via word-of-mouth acting as a representative during special events and by seeking connections with people who NEED to hear about Christmas Dreams.
Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how you can become a “Christmas Dreams Elf”
Make a Donation
Consider financially supporting the mission of Christmas Dreams. Your donation can help make Christmas Dreams come true.