On a bright and snowy Sunday morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted a beloved tradition: Brunch with Santa. Club members enjoyed this merry event with family and friends and grew excited for Christmas day.
“The kids’ eyes light up when they see Santa. It gets them ready for what’s to come on Christmas morning,” said Greg Olson, a bartender with a 25-year career at Sand Creek Country Club.
Olson expressed that the staff was eager to serve the members in attendance at the event. He remarked that the children are not the only ones excited to see the man in red.
“Even adults share in the excitement that Santa is coming,” Olson said. “Even I got excited to see him, and I’m 41!”
Santa’s Brunch is all about tradition and making memories with family and friends. Olson said it is important to come together to celebrate.
Amy Cushway, Director of Food & Beverage, relayed that Santa’s Brunch is the key event of the winter season. She said the staff works diligently to make the brunch special. From the food to the holiday decor, every detail is planned to evoke the spirit of Christmas.
“Today is pure happiness and joy,” Cushway said. “It’s a beautiful day! It’s cold, but Santa likes the cold and snow. Santa takes the kid’s wishes, which makes them happy, and it proves that Santa Claus is really coming to town.”
Club member Katie Molchan was thrilled to experience her baby’s first visit with Santa. He was dressed for the occasion with a handsome bowtie, and looked right at the camera, perhaps because of the relaxed atmosphere and friendly faces that kept him calm. Molchan noted that the food was top-notch and that meeting Santa was a fun memory she would always cherish.
“Anywhere else, the lines are outrageous, but here, it’s more intimate and personal,” she said. “Sand Creek is such a wonderful country club and we always have a great experience.”
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