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Calling all believers: We need your help to save Santa!

Elora Community Theatre’s Miracle on 34th Street runs Dec. 8th-17th at the Fergus Grand Theatre

If you knew the holidays were under threat, would you pitch in to help save them?

Right here in Elora, Kris Kringle has been accused of not being the real Santa. Local children are the only ones who can get him out of this mess!

In an utterly perplexing twist that has left both Wellington County and the North Pole in disbelief, Kris Kringle—the kindly fellow who looks exactly like Santa Claus—has found himself on the wrong side of the law. This sweet soul, who for years has brought holiday magic to children, is now dealing with a real-life legal pickle.

What could he possibly be guilty of? Kringle claimed that he wasn’t just Santa for the Christmas Parade, but that he was in fact the real Santa, the one who delivers toys to millions of children around the world.

The situation has escalated quickly, with the District Attorney turning the festive spirit into a sour cocktail. He is prosecuting Kris Kringle, accusing him of being a fraud; he thinks that for his own safety, Kringle should be under the care of the county in an institution.

Needless to say, the folks at the North Pole are in a tizzy. The elves are scratching their hats in confusion. Twinkles McJingle, Head Elf, even chimed in, saying “This is an absolutely elf-ful situation! We’ve got toys to make and now we have to deal with Santa being locked up. What a merry mess! We need kids to help save our Santa!”


Local reaction

Many locals are on Kringle’s side. The Mayor of Elora lent his support, saying that nothing less than the very magic of Christmas is at stake. “We need to believe in what this festive season is all about: faith. Personally, I believe,” he said.

Fred Gailey, a defense attorney, has decided to help Kris Kringle through this festive fiasco. He insists Kringle is who he claims and says he will prove it.

In the meantime, the county waits with bated breath for the holiday trial of the century to play out. How will this hilarious holiday hootenanny end? Come and find out!

The show

  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Directed by Deb Stanson and David Tanner
  • December 8-10 and 15-17, 2023
  • Fergus Grand Theatre:  244 St Andrew Street WestFergus, ON

Miracle on 34th Street is a heartwarming story about embracing the holiday spirit and believing that dreams do come true—all you need is faith. This courtroom drama will restore your belief in Christmas.

The show is something people of all ages will enjoy, so be sure to bring your friends and family along.

The play is adapted by Mountain Community Theater and based on the novel by Valentine Davies, which was itself based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. The 1947 film, now an enduring classic, won three Academy Awards, including Best Story. It is presented here with special permission of Dramatic Publishing.

The Elora Community Theatre performs at the historic Fergus Grand Theatre, a local gem and a cornerstone of the community since 1928.

Don’t miss these wonderful performances. Buy your tickets online or call the box office at 519-787-1981.