The 2020 FORBS Reunion
Coordinated by the San Diego Santas | A Chapter of FORBS
It was a beautiful January weekend (1/23-26) in San Diego when Santas, Mrs. Clauses, elves and friends, ascended upon the The Dana in Mission Bay.
This year, 2020, actually marked the 26th year of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS) Reunion.
Santa’s signature red and white, along with green, gold, and blue dotted the bay-front property and “ho, ho, ho” could be heard from the parking lot to the grassy gardens to the inviting fire pits and beyond. Big, happy smiles shone through the Santas’ white beards; Mrs. Clauses were beaming; and our elves and friends added a special touch of joy that brought the Christmas spirit straight into the new year.
Throughout the weekend we planned bonfires, a Seal Tour, Santa games, painting classes, music lessons, silent auctions, raffles, talent shows, fashion shows and late-night jam sessions. It was a time of fun, relaxation and reward for putting another Santa season in the books.
We were able to greet old friends and make new ones too. The Brothers Claus visited us all the way from the East Coast, and we also welcomed Santas and friends from all ends of the country.
The weekend was great and a success and wouldn’t have succeeded without our San Diego Santa and FORBS community!
Enjoy the pictures and remember the fun. And don’t forget to join us again in 2021!