Maine ski area welcomes 240 Santas to town on December 8, 2019

20th Annual Santa Sunday Sends Saint Nicks Down the Slopes of Sunday River

NEWRY, MAINE (December 2, 2019)-With the holiday season around the corner, 240 skiing and snowboarding Saint Nicks are ready to glide their way into Sunday River's annual Santa Sunday on December 8, 2019. Registration took place on online on December 2.

Now in its 20th year, the highly-anticipated event raises money to support the River Fund-a 501(c)3 non-profit that is dedicated to supporting youth enrichment initiatives for education and recreation in the greater Sunday River region.

On the day of the event, 240 Saint Nicks arrive at the base of South Ridge for Santa Sunday to complete a required check-in by 10:30AM. During this time, the Santa's $20 donations to the River Fund are collected, and their holiday costume is inspected. After inspection, all Santas are given a free lift ticket to use the morning of the event and an additional free lift ticket to use between December 9 and December 20, 2019. Donning a red hat and a jolly smile, each Kris Kringle rides up the South Ridge Express lift at 11:30AM to the Broadway trail, ready to spread holiday cheer.

"Even after 20 years, Santa Sunday is a favorite event for our staff and our guests," says Caroline Ochtera, Director of Events for Sunday River. "Seeing 240 Santas hit the slopes really brings the holiday cheer to the next level, and it's all for a great cause." For more information about Santa Sunday or Sunday River resort, visit Media looking to attend the event, or receive b-roll footage and high-resolution imagery should contact Director of Communications, Karolyn Castaldo, at or 207-824-5218.

About Sunday River Resort: Sunday River Resort is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels and an Inn, and numerous events throughout the year. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.


Media Contact: Karolyn Castaldo, Director of Communications