The “Real Santa” and “The Snow Queen” at the grand department store ~ Miller & Rhoads ~ is a lovely memory for many who were fortunate enough to experience this very special time at Christmas.  For more than fifty years, this beautiful tradition graced downtown Richmond, VA, delighting visitors of all ages.

     The “magic” of this era is commemorated in books by long-time “Snow Queen” at Miller & Rhoads, Donna Strother Deekens, who, as a helper to “The Real Santa” in Santaland, enjoyed a span of twenty years “in the gown,” from 1971 – 1991.

     Other Miller & Rhoads – related items presented in the following categories seek to bring back the grand department store’s bygone era of grace, class and style. And, of course, there was “Santa Magic!” Such warm recollections continue to live on in our thoughts and hearts! 

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Donna Deekens

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The Snow Queen of Miller & Rhoads