Village Green Resort brings to life the old world Christmas Market’s

Come see Father Yule, John Rakestraw this Sunday November 26th, December 3rd, I’ll also be there the 9th, 10th, 17th and 23rd from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Village Green Resort brings to life the old world Christmas Market’s helping to celebrate the holiday season. The history of Christmas Markets goes back to the […]

Scavenger Hunts and Challenges

Scavenger Hunts and Challenges Here we start… Halloween is in 14 day, 2 weeks from now… so, lets have some pre-party fun. Scavenger Hunt will begaiiiiiiiiiiin……………………….NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ThrowbackHalloween – Upload a picture of you in a costume from anytime in the past. Use that #ThrowbackHalloween with the pic. Aspiring Apparition – Creatively represent what you would […]

Murder Mystery Events

Murder Mystery Events Play Across Many Avenues In My Life… Books, Audio Theatre, Live Action Events, Storytelling and YouTube. Each part above takes you on an adventure in a different way to solve a mystery… it’s an interactive adventure. As you move through each part working your way towards the ultimate mystery experience… we first […]

Santa’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Santa’s Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration 2016 On Santa’s Twelfth day of Christmas he gave to his true Santa believers (because it’s a chocolate holiday, sorry if you’re into other candy or can’t have chocolate, Santa couldn’t as a kid… he was allergic. It’s the thought that counts.) 12 LINDT & SPRUNGLI, LINDOR Orange Dark […]

Santa Visits Salem On LIVE TV

Santa Visits Salem Whitney M. Woodworth | Statesman Journal 7:20 p.m. PT Dec. 17, 2016 Santa [Father Yule John Rakestraw] braved the frosty weather and icy streets and made a pit stop Saturday in Salem by [the] CCTV studios to meet and chat with visitors on live TV. Children were able to ask Santa questions, […]

Bend Naked Winery Tasting Room Xmas

Bend Naked Winery Tasting Room Xmas Party Cheer Father Yule John Rakestraw was also at the Hood River Naked Winery Tasting Room November 26th.! Santa had a “Naked” good time with the crew in Bend… they know how to get a party going. Sorry for leaving out any of the other brilliant crew members, you’re […]

November 2016

November 2016 Where to Find Father Yule in November! November 19th – Veneta Holiday Bazaar See what it was like a this fun and brilliant Bazaar! This Christmas Dude will be in Veneta, Oregon on Saturday, November 19th, 9 AM to 5 PM for the Grand Holiday Bazaar at the Applegate Regional Theatre, Inc. (ART, […]

Veneta Holiday Bazaar Selfie Santa Pictures

Veneta Holiday Bazaar Father Yule John Rakestraw, was Santa at the Veneta, Oregon, Holiday traveling Bazaar. He brought the Holiday cheer to many… from a beautiful newborn (not picture) to a brilliant service dog. The Applegate Regional Theatre made a great stop for shoppers and vendors alike. If you missed out on seeing us this year… there’s […]

Choose Your Reindeer Wisely

Choose your Reindeer wisely was a thing I had to learn the hard way. I have Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and of course there’s good old Rudolph the red nosed one. But, you don’t recall the LEAST famous one of all… Distraction? Probably not. I wish I […]

Santa Claus Should Live in all of Us

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Father Yule, Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa… Santa Claus, that brilliant mythical figure, with historical origins who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of well-behaved, “nice” children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). A […]