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Forget the Sleigh: 250 Santas Will Take to the Slopes of Sunday River Resort on Dec. 4, 2016

Skiing and snowboarding Kris Kringles to raise money for charity during Sunday River Resort’s 17th annual Santa Sunday

November 29, 2016

Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine is getting into the holiday spirit with its 17th Annual Santa Sunday set for December 4, 2016.

In the name of charity, all 250 pre-registered skiing and snowboarding Santas will join together in a jolly group schuss down one of Sunday River's trails at approximately 10:30 a.m., all while raising cheer and donations for the local Sunday River Community Fund (SRCF).

Participants in this annual event have pre-registered and are asked to donate a minimum of $15 to the SRCF upon check-in. Check-in takes place from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. day of the event.

Once a Santa has successfully registered and made his/her donation, that Santa must check in with Sunday River's event elves while wearing a complete Santa suit including a hat, beard, coat, belt, and pants. Santas are asked to remain in their fanciest reds until after the group photo at 11 a.m.

In addition to being able to give back, participants receive a free lift ticket to use the morning of the event, as well as another lift ticket to use anytime before December 16, 2016. B-roll and high-resolution images will be available to download from Sunday River's online media page after 3 p.m on Dec. 4, 2016:

For more information about Santa Sunday or Sunday River, visit All media queries, please contact Darcy Lambert at

About Sunday River 
Sunday River 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 golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. 

About the Sunday River Community Fund 
The Sunday River Community Fund is a donor-advised fund housed at the Maine Community Foundation which assists local nonprofit organizations in improving the quality of life in Sunday River's surrounding community. Past recipients include the Bryant Pond Learning Center, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, and the Bethel Library Association.