‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house,
There were children and parents visiting Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
The rooms, they were filled with train sets and toys,
The lighted trees winked at the girls and the boys.
The children with eyes bright and hearts all aglow,
Whispered wishes to Santa, who nodded, “Ho, ho!”
And where in the world is this magical space?
Why, in Canton of course, Santa’s Southern Style Place!
What if this Christmas season, you could step right into a homespun holiday house, Southern style, complete with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus? What if you could meet a family so kind and instilled with the true meaning of Christmas that they dedicate their entire Christmas season to bringing joy and happiness to children in the community? Welcome to the home of Ronnie and Betty Page, where the true magic of the holiday season is in the air – everywhere. For the last 21 years, this Canton couple has treated children to a look inside Santa’s lavishly decorated home and a chance to sit on Santa’s lap.
Visitors to Santa’s house can wander through room after room of Christmas-inspired décor. One entire room is filled with model trains, including the Polar Express, and a miniature village of more than100 homes and businesses. Santa’s kitchen and dining room are decorated for the Christmas meal and more than 75 animated Christmas figures can be found throughout the bedrooms. The home also features a large collection of Nativity scenes.
Follow the more than 50,000 lights outside to Santa’s workshop where the jolly ol’ fellow can be found waiting to hear children’s whispered wishes and holiday dreams. This devoted Santa doesn’t want anyone to be left out and sometimes he is at work until after 11 p.m., well past his bedtime, just to make sure each child is heard. This year, take in the sights and sounds of the season and create memories that will last a lifetime with Canton’s Southern-style Santa.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will greet guests through Christmas Eve, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There’s no charge, but donations will be accepted.
Address: The festive home is in the Hickory Flat community, at 6951 Vaughn Rd., Canton 30115.
Info: (770) 345-6314. Don’t be surprised if Santa himself answers the phone.