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Old 11-22-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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I know Miller & Rhodes is gone, but growing up we always went to the Santa there and I wondered if there was a similar Santa in Richmond anymore?
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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You can see "Legendary Santa" at the Children's Museum downtown.

[SIZE=2]This holiday season, come see Legendary Santa at the Children's Museum of Richmond, his permanent new home. Yes, this is the beloved Santa who first appeared at Miller and Rhoads in downtown Richmond in 1936. Families from all over Virginia and even out of state have made Legendary Santa part of their holiday tradition for generations. Legendary Santa makes his grand entrance the day after Thanksgiving and is here until Christmas Eve. The Snow Queen joins him, along with Rudolph, Frosty, Seymour the CMOR dinosaur and other characters. Families will also enjoy Genworth Holiday Village, which features 6 Fan District-style homes decorated for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other celebrations. No charge to see Legendary Santa and the Holiday Village. Admission required to see the rest of the museum.[/SIZE]
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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"Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus!"

I am trying to attach a photo I took when I took my kids in 2005. Still trying to figure it out on this website. Anyway, Santa is at the Children's Museum of Richmond right on Broad Street by the Science Museum. Here is the link...CMoR: Legendary Santa. There is no charge to see Santa, and I take my own camera for pictures instead of purchasing the one they take. This way I can get candid shots of them talking to Santa instead of just looking at the camera.

When we went in 2005 we went on a Saturday - BIG mistake, waited three hours in line. For the past two years I pulled the kids out of school mid-day and went during the day. I know, I'm a horrible mom, but that way we got to enjoy the day and the visit!

If you're going to go, call for his schedule. Sometime you can get there to see him come down the chimney.

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Now that Miller and Rhoads is almost finished being turned into a hotel/condos, I'd think it would be neat to bring Santa back to the building where so many people were able to enjoy him. Not sure if there will be any decent sized conference center at the building to support the crowd the "real" Santa attracts though.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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Default yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus

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I know Miller & Rhodes is gone, but growing up we always went to the Santa there and I wondered if there was a similar Santa in Richmond anymore?
My grandfather used to play Santa here I believe and maybe at Azalea Mall.

We are trying to find some old pictures of him doing this....

But I too have to recommend Legendary Santa
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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Legendary Santa article is plain false. This Santa is not the original Legendary Santa who you claim appeared at Miller & Rhodes in 1936. He was killed in an automobile accident in the 1950's. The claim this is the Legendary Santa is a false claim. It is False advertising. If you want to call him Legendary, for what, I can't understand, to make such false claims are is just plain wrong and mislead trusting people who do not know the truth. This is an example of majing claims for the sole purpose of profit. Please, just don't make false statements in an obvious effort to motivate people to believe something that is just not the truth.

YOUR STATEMENT: "YES, THIS IS THE BELOVED SANTA WHO FIRST APPEARED AT MILLER & RHOADES IN DOWNTOWN RICHMOND IN 1936",
This just is not true and certainly is false. Please stop this, as it really is fraudulent. It is insulting to an unsuspecting public and the children who are being so mislead.

Last edited by Darrell Williams; 07-11-2010 at 12:27 AM..
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Legendary Santa article is plain false. This Santa is not the original Legendary Santa who you claim appeared at Miller & Rhodes in 1936. He was killed in an automobile accident in the 1950's. The claim this is the Legendary Santa is a false claim. It is False advertising. If you want to call him Legendary, for what, I can't understand, to make such false claims are is just plain wrong and mislead trusting people who do not know the truth. This is an example of majing claims for the sole purpose of profit. Please, just don't make false statements in an obvious effort to motivate people to believe something that is just not the truth.

YOUR STATEMENT: "YES, THIS IS THE BELOVED SANTA WHO FIRST APPEARED AT MILLER & RHOADES IN DOWNTOWN RICHMOND IN 1936",
This just is not true and certainly is false. Please stop this, as it really is fraudulent. It is insulting to an unsuspecting public and the children who are being so mislead.
OMG... Overreact much?? Noone said that the guy in the santa suit was the same person from 1936. "Legendary Santa" is a character...
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Please, just don't make false statements in an obvious effort to motivate people to believe something that is just not the truth.
So by Scrooge's I mean your logic, we shouldn't do the whole "Santa is an old guy with a beard in a red suit that lives immortally in the North Pole with elves and brings presents to kids all over the world in a sled flown by reindeer in one night" thing at all I guess...

Bah Humbug!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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I am truly speechless...
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I have not resided in Richmond since 1960 but deep inside me "Santa" is and will always be at Miller and Rhoads. Have a photo to prove it. As I write this, I can feel my nose pressed against the cold glass while watching electric trains in a corner window display.
Give me five minutes of Christmas time at Miller and Rhoads and I could leave this world with a smile. No doubt I am not the only one.
Warren Luck
Brisbane, Australia
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