One of the true joys of Christmas is the look on a young child's face when they see Santa Claus.  You really can't describe their eager anticipation when waiting their turn in line to finally get their chance to tell the Jolly Old Elf himself what it is they want on Christmas Morning.  Only it's getting harder and harder to find Santa Claus these days.  I remember growing up in Butte, Santa Claus not only held regular hours at the mall, but he was also a regular at JCPenney's old store out where Murdoch's now resides and even up at Hennesey's for some of you older kids.  It wasn't hard to find Santa Claus back then, but once again times have changed.

Santa Using Cell Phone
Santa could be calling your child. Just get registered.
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If you're having trouble getting sit-down time with the Big Guy, the Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Candy Kane Communications to provide a direct line to the Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Santa will personally call your child between the ages of 4 and 10 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30pm on Thursday, December 21.  All you have to do is register, although space is limited. If you want to get on Santa's call list, just fill out a registration form at the Parks and Recreation office at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison by Monday, December 18 Please complete one registration form per child.  You can find an online registration form here and if you have any questions, please contact Ed Heard at (406) 497-6571.

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