Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 welcomes families back to the Christmas village transformation inside Bass Pro Shops through December 24, featuring free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including crafts, games and holiday magic for the whole family.

The Christmas village offers remote control trucks, a Lincoln Logs building area, a laser arcade and a foam toy arcade. Families can also spend time at activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free.

Families visiting Santa Claus receive a free 4 x 6 studio-quality photo and a custom Christmas video. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system. Upon arrival in-store, visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. Return to see Santa at the time marked on the Bass Pass. Free Bass Pass reservations are available in-store on a first-come, first-served basis; weeknights have the most availability.

Santa’s arrival coincides with Veteran’s Day and customers can help support service members, military families and veterans through a donation program benefiting the United Service Organizations (USO) and AMVETS. From Nov. 11 through Christmas Eve, customers can round up their purchases purchase and donate the balance.

For the times of the activities, games, crafts and displays, call Bass Pro at 816-795-4300.