On Saturday, May 1st, we opened up pre-ordering for the 2021 Starlight Santa. As we’ve done in years past, collectors will be able to reserve a Premier Number (pay now, low number ships Monday, November 8th) or opt for a higher number that will ship by the end of June. We have also decided to keep this year’s edition to 500, with the Premier Numbers being made available to in-store collectors during our Christmas Opening With Starlight Santa, on Friday, November 5th. Those unable to attend in person can order online or over the phone and they will receive the lowest available number. This year’s piece is very special as it was made using a very rare tin mould by Anton Reiche (Dresden, Germany) lent to us by Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Museum—from the Timberlake Collection. Since 1990, a portion of the proceeds benefits an organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with pain, fear, and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Today, this organization is Worcester’s UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center where money is directly used to help kids get through whatever treatment they are undergoing through the Child Life’s Artist In Residence Program.