Friends of Flying Santa Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.

The Flying Santa plane passing Boston Light in the 1940s

A fun look at the past and present of the Flying Santa tradition, which was started in 1929 by Maine pilot Bill Wincapaw as a way of showing gratitude to lighthouse keepers and their families. Hosted by lighthouse author and historian Jeremy D’Entremont, this event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Flying Santa and the United States Lighthouse Society.


  • Brian Tague, president of Friends of Flying Santa
  • Dolly Snow Bicknell, daughter of longtime Santa and historian Edward Rowe Snow
  • Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light
  • Jeff Gales, executive director of the United States Lighthouse Society
  • CWO John Roberts of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Bob Trapani, Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation
  • More guests to be announced (and surprises)

There will also be a giveaway of a unique Flying Santa-related prize
to a lucky participant. (Please note that this is not a children’s

There is no fee to participate, but you must register in advance for this Zoom event.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Saturday, November 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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