Santa Express

Celebrating its 30th year,
Santa Express is back in River Park Square.
Join us for shopping Nov 25th- Dec 22nd

Santa Express is a holiday retail store for all kids in our community, many of whom make this shopping experience part of their Holiday tradition. The proceeds from the store benefit Vanessa Behan, a safe shelter for kids who are in crisis situations.

In-person shopping is back for 2022!

Learn more about this year's location and hours here.

Shopping at Santa Express Helps
  • Raise funds to support Vanessa Behan.
  • Teach children about the gift of giving.
  • Educate the public about the work of Vanessa Behan.

How it Works

The store is open to young shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12, with gifts ranging in price from only $1.00 to $10.00. Children are paired with an "elf" to help them shop for everyone on their list.

Woman and child doing crafts
Girl and man shopping from a checklist

Over 800 Santa “Elf” volunteers are on hand throughout the season to help the children shop and wrap their gifts, while the “grownups” shop in the front of the store, a boutique of specialty items perfect for stocking stuffers or gifts for family, friends or secret Santas.

Volunteers helping a child

Santa Express Needs your help!!! This very important fundraiser is only successful with generous volunteers like yourselves. Please look at your calendars and find a day/time where you can help us out. Click the button below, find a time that works for you and sign up!

Table of Christmas decorations

By supporting Santa Express, you are supporting the Vanessa Behan’s vision to provide immediate refuge for children and aiding in strengthening families.

Santa Express would not be possible without
the help from these sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor