Wasilla couple imagines Santa outpost to create real production in Palmer

Published: Nov. 23, 2018 at 11:04 AM AKST
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From start to finish the

is a production, giving visitors an inside look at Santa's world as imagined and created by Wasilla couple, Megan and Nolan Garvin. “We have an outpost. Santa can't take care of the world now, it's too big to take care of it at the North Pole so he has to have these outpost stations and we've tried to make it where they're all over the world,” Nolan said.

Dubbed "Outpost 907," the display is inside a portion of the state fairgrounds. Buildings have been temporarily redesigned to include Santa's mail room, a toy workshop with Elves, Mrs. Claus' bakery and Santa's office.

The Garvins say the Christmas Factory is about sharing the magic of the season with children. “That's what we want to do is bring the magic out from the children and make them twinkle,” Megan said.

A portion of the proceeds from the performance supports the Build Them Up scholarship program.

The couple has spent at least the past year collecting, re-purposing, designing and building custom pieces for the show, like Santa’s life-size sleigh.

The interactive performance takes about 50 minutes from start to finish. Admission

are required.