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Bronners' CHRISTmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth, MI --- The World's Largest Christmas Store, dedicated to keeping the CHRIST in Christmas.
SantaSuits.com in Annie's Costumes' Extreme Halloween Network --- A costume lover's paradise. 'Nuff said. (And hey, their selection of Santa suits and accessories ain't bad, either!)
SantaTom.com, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada --- Yet another awesome Claus! Tom also runs Sleighrider Media, where he produces and stars in his own Santa videos! And then, there's Santa Tom's FIRBS: the Fraternity of International Real-Bearded Santas!
Santa and the Toymakers --- ABC Carpet & Home's Kringle's album and single share the same title: You Gotta Believe in Me! (And do we ever!) For the original recording, Santa and his co-writer/producer John Tumminello were joined by Charlie Morgan, drums/percussion; Dennis Burnside, piano; Robbie Calvo, guitars; Jim Cook, bass; Tony Stone, keyboards, synthesizers and programming; Fritz Hester, sax --- and Elvis' legendary backup vocal group, The Jordanaires, with special guest Millie Kirkham!
The Hàppy Factory, Cedar City, UT
Santa & Sons --- AND Daughter! --- This original made-for-DVD adventure currently airs on local-origination public-access television in 33 states and over 200 markets, as well as around the globe!
The Narth Pole and Santa Niclaus' Southern Workshop, Buford, GA and Madison, FL--- It's Santa Niclaus' Magicland where everything is possible --- and where Santa is to serve, and not to be served!
Several Santa Daves: Santa Dave from Winder, GA; Santa Dave Cardiff hails from Vancouver, WA; Big Wave Santa Dave builds sandcastles and surfs the beaches of New Haven, MI (Cool, huh?). And say, ya think ya Need Santa? This Santa Dave does his thing in sunny Southern California; Santa Dave handles the kids who believe in him throughout Buffalo and Western New York State; another Santa Dave is The Tucson Santa; Santa Dave T. offers joy to kids in Colorado Springs;another San Santa Dave Doerrier makes Fulton County, Georgia's children jolly; Tuckerman's Santa Dave Dixon is Northwestern Arkansas' top Kringle; Dave Eakin is a top Florida Kringle with various voice-over and other credits on his resume; Santa Dave Greulich serves the folks in Ames, Iowa; Real Deal Santa Dave does his thing somewhere in New Hampshire; Santa Dave Bates gives wonder to Tulsa, Oklahoma's young'uns; Santa Dave Strom holds court in San Antonio, Texas; Santa Dave Pulido does his thing in Houston, Texas; Santa Dave Childs greets the little ones of Lawrenceville, GA; Santa Dave Lewis is the Santa for Northern Texas; and Sylvania Santa Dave's ChristmasLore.com serves Toledo, Ohio, where this Santa Dave can also be found at the Toledo Zoo's Ginormous Toyland, at its Museum of Science Indoor Theatre, backdrop for the Zoo's annual Lights Before Christmas Ceremony!
Several Santa Steves: Santa Steve Pennington, from Birmingham, Alabama, has been a professional musician for 50 years; Santa Steve Zawisa, from Woodbridge/Fredericksburg, Virginia, operates on the ol' Keep-it-Simple-Stupid principle; Santa Steve Pulera runs Kenosha, Wisconsin's Fantasy Corral and RealReindeer.com, where there are (duh!) real, live reindeer; Santa Steve Eastis is also the Southern California Santa to the Stars; Santa Steve Arnold calls himself "the Fabled Santa of the South" (and has recently set up ToysForSanta.com); Santa Steve van Hale does his thing in Maplewood, MN; Atlanta's Southern Santa Steve Donaldson is a veteran personal home Santa; Santa Steve Dodd is from Memphis, Tennessee; Santa Steve Gillham hangs his stockings in Raleigh-Durham, NC; Santa Steve Kiern is a veteran photographer, whose Santa gallery can be found here; Santa Steve Herring is yet another Georgia-based Kringle; and Santa Steve Santi heads up the Heyward, CA-based Realm of the Santis, now an extensive guide to the history of the Little Golden Books, and a primer on how to collect them.
CliffKringle.com --- Cliff Snider shares his Santa magic with the children of High Point, NC.... and they say he plays a pretty good fiddle, too! Look for him at Castle McCulloch at the very heart of Jamestown, NC!
Philadelphia's own Santa Scott Diethorne is a longtime Kringle who has been seen in and around the City of Brotherly Love, and often donates his time to the folks at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Class Act Santa Caleb Sigmon, Granite Falls, NC
Papa Santa from San Diego County, CA
Signing Santa Scott Powers, a/k/a DeafSanta.com, is among the few Kringles who shares his love of the season with the hearing-impaired.
He's Biil Donahue, the Massachusetts Santa!
Santa Ross from Maui in Hawaii
New Hampshire-based actor/webmaster, professional Santa and sometime horror movie actor and zombie Sal Lizard has his own blog and resume; you can also hire him for .... well, whatever. He's also written his own Santa book, Being Santa Claus.
Santa Charlez, the Sleighmaster, and the North Pole Publishing House, Memphis, TN
Santas, Dallas/Fort Worth
Santa Norm's Santa Will Travel, LLC, Detroit and Vicinity
Ty Stover's IndySanta.com works with Santa's fans in Indianapolis, Indiana (natch!).
The Perfect Santa from Las Vegas (also here)
Mike Aitken, a/k/a Lobo the Clown, Vicksburg, MI, has his own Santa video thing.
Santa Bruce Cooper, Fallon, NV
Father Christmas and Company, Cambridge, England (also here)
Santa AJ, Brentwood, CA
Santa Mike Mackey, Vacaville, CA
Santa Tom Zimecki, Edgewater Park, NJ
Frank Stringham's SCapades International (also here)
Santa Dick Webster, Houston
Santa Tom and his E.L.F. Team and the Jolly Red Fellows Society
Santa Ron Lehner, Sarasota, FL
Santa Bob & Mrs. Joi Claus from Northern NJ
North Jersey Santa Ray Beesley, Fairfield County, NJ
Ian Loxton is one of Australia's longest serving Santa's!
Santa Gaetano Martini, Langhorne, PA
South Sound Santa John from Olympia, WA
Santa Richard from Royersford, PA
Santa Bo Turner, Oklahoma City, OK
Santa Bob (Santa True) Seutter, Westlake Village, CA
Santa Dewey Charles Taylor, Jacksonville, FL
Santa Jac Grimes and Family, Greensboro, NC
Santa Jim Clarke, Warwick, RI
Shannon Settles is North Carolina's own Wake Forest Santa!
Also from North Carolina: Durham's own Santa AL! He's also leader of the Triangle Santa Buddies!
Santa Bob Karrick, Bowling Green, KY sings, is an actor/performer/ordained minister, and former veteran barber. His site has several photos.
Santa Bob McGraw on the Bay, San Francisco County, CA
Santa George from Northern Virginia
Tim and Pam Cavender, Professional Magicians and Santa and Mrs. Claus, Ball Ground, GA
Dee Dee the Clown has a Christmas connection in Ontario, Canada!
Dossey's Diversions, Inc., Alvarado, TX --- Ted Dossey is perhaps the ornriest Santa we KringleQuesters have ever encountered! When he's not doing the jingle bell thing, he's usually spending his time as John Crow the Ship's Cook, dad-in-law of Maroon the Shantyman, leader of those dangerously musical Pirates, The Bilge Pumps! Ted is also a veteran Buccaneer with the famous Dragon & Bandit Attack Stunt Shows!
TheNortheastSantas.com --- Co-founded by Rhode Island-based Santas George Martin and Bob Murphy, these guys get together at Cape Cod, Massaschusetts, to bring together their brethren for food, fellowship, and good times in general.
New England Santa Society @ Providence, RI
Santa Tony Chapin, Raleigh/Durham, NC
Santa Bob and Tracey Taylor, Tulsa, OK
Meet Santa Benny Preston from Brea, CA --- and discover his amazing Kringle adventures!
Santa's Woodsman, based in Durham, NC, calls itself "A Lineage of Quiet Service to the Requests of Saint Nicholas." Cool!
Tom Cortemeglia's Santa's Claus-et, Nashville, TN
When Jack Pattie's not doing morning drive time on Lexington, KY's own Newstalk 590 WVLK-AM Radio, he's busy being --- you guessed it --- SantaGuy!
Santa Allen Cole (also here) hails from Dallas/Ft. Worth/Arlington, TX; and enjoys interacting with the fans each season. He was recently named Santa of the Year by the staff of HireSanta.com!
Tom & Terry Irving, Conyers, GA's Real Santa and Mrs. Claus can back it up if you challenge them very nicely!
Santa John Ghormley serves the children of Greater Denver!
TheTrueNorthPole.com and ScrollsFromSanta.com
Salem Santa Carl is from Salem, Oregon.
Santa Aaron Bandy, Lexington, KY
Billy D, the Massachusetts Santa from Quincy, MA
Santa Keith is another Pacific Kringle, hailing from Vancouver, Washington.
John Degel, THE Montana Santa, has a spectacular photo gallery and official blog!
Carmen (Mustang Santa) Peltzer, Mt. Airy, MD spent five years holding court for those lovable Boyd's Bears of Gettysburg, PA!
Jim Roach is Arvada, CO's Rocky Mountain Santa!
Santa Bruce's VisitsWithSanta.com, Atlanta
Rocky Hill Reindeer, Knoxville, TN
Also from Knoxville, TN: Big Orange Santa Bill Larson!
Santa Jonathan's SantaClausMemories.com, Northern California
Saturdays w/Santa @ the Devon Energy Center, sponsored by Downtown in December, Oklahoma City
Southwest Santa Tommy Myers, Carlsbad, NM
TylerSanta.com, Tyler, TX
The Santa Company of Orlando brings the wonders of the season to Central Florida.
Another top Kringle from the Sunshine State: Florida Kris Kringle, a/k/a Keith Carson!
Santa John Hart, La Mesa/San Diego
VermontSanta.com, Chittenden County, VT
Santa Glenn Heald, Macon/Warner Robins, GA --- a/k/a "Mr. Trickster, the White-Bearded Magician"
Santa Hugh McDowell brings his special holiday magic to his Gainesville, FL fans!
Bob McMasters, Dallas/Fort Worth's Big D Santa!
Russell Spice's Kringle/Leprechaun Adventures
ThatsSanta.com, Wake Forest, NC
Sioux Falls Santa and his pal Buddy are ready to give fun to the kids in the Black Hills of South Dakota! (That would be Motorcycle Country.)
Bill Foulkrod, Raleigh, NC Santa
The Real Vegas Santa
More California Kringles: Ron Cooper's DearSantaC.com and Santa C.'s Blog
Dana Friedman: NYSanta, veteran Kringle and veteran attorney!
Walt Frasier, NYC Santa and SGF Productions, LLC
Another Big Apple Santa: Paul Vincent's MyVisitfromSanta.com
Santa Mike & Karen Claus, Virginia Beach, VA
Santa for Rent Rick Thomsen, Marlborough, NY
Santa Don Galaway's Baytown, TX Santa and BaytownBlueSanta.com
Larry Evans, the Idaho Santa
Who's your Santa? Ask the kids in Corpus Christi, TX, and they'll show you Santa Rex Lancaster!
The Atlanta Santa also shares his Peachtree State Christmas with the kids in Woodstock, Georgia!
Santa's Magic Forest, Taylor, Michigan
Santa Kona, from North Ridgeville, Ohio, #1 Kringle of Clan Claus!
Santa Jim Hudson's Yuletide Memories --- from Hudson, OH, here's a Santa site that really lives up to its name!
Bret & TaMara's RealWhiskers.com rules the Kringleverse from Salt Lake City, and had a great time during the Christmas after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games!
Santa Marty from Honolulu --- Aloha!
Santa Ross Tarr, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Tennessee Valley Santa Russ Gordon
Santa Lance White, Stuart, FL
SantaFlorida.com, Bradenton, FL
1 North Pole, High Springs, FL
Santa's Bus, East Providence, RI --- official wheels of Santa George Martin and Imaginary Kidz.com!
The Believe in Santa Foundation, Boynton Beach, FL
Always Just for Fun Entertainment, Home of Real-Bearded Santas, San Bernardino, CA
The Father Christmas Magazine, based in London, follows the adventures of one British Kringle and his loyal Elf, Bernard.
Bill Crawford's OrangeCountySanta.com --- helping the OC's Naughty to be nice, and the Nice to be even nicer!
Storytellin' Santa's Blog
National Organized Elves' League (N.O.E.L.)
Santa's Overland Express, Irvington, VA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Oak Park, MI
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Long Beach, CA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of North Raleigh, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of La Canada, CA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Fresno/Clovis, CA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Huntington Beach, CA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Greenwood, SC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of White Lake, MI
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Vancouver, WA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Kansas City, MO
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Park Rapids, MN
The (Other) Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Kansas City, MO
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Jacksonville, FL
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of East Hartford, CT
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Stafford, VA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Sioux Falls, SD
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Damascus/Bristol, VA and SantaNetwork.org
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Sun City, AZ
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Columbus, OH
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Streamwood, IL
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Olympia, WA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Ridgeville, SC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of West Seneca, NY
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of McKinney, TX
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Georgetown, KY
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Midlothian, TX and their Double R Reindeer Ranch
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Wolverine Lake, MI
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Jefferson, GA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of St. Albans, WV and the West Virginia Secret Santa Foundation (also here)
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Kennesaw, GA and SantaAccessories.com
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Knoxville, TN
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of East Bridgewater, MA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Jupiter, FL
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Estes Park, CO
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of LaFayette, GA (also here)
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Fort Wayne, IN
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of San Antonio, TX
The (Other) Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of San Antonio, TX
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Madison, WI
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Chicago, IL
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Dayton/Xenia, OH (also here)
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Wellston/Lansing, MI
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Bartow, FL (also here)
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Raleigh/Durham, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Fuquay/Varina, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Columbia, SC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Winston-Salem, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Harrisburg, PA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Raleigh/Durham, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Grove City, OH and SantaSupplyOnline.com
The other Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Raleigh/Durham, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Winston Hills, IL
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of York County, VA
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Cypress, TX
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Waxahachie, TX
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Concord/Kannapolis, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Edgewater Park, NJ
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Fallon, NV
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Wake Forest, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Lansing/Grand Rapids, MI and their House (also here and here)
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Burlington, NC
The Kringles (Santa & Mrs. Claus) of Pleasantville, OH
Vic & Fran Sitmer, Midwest Florida's Traveling Clauses
Marty, the Christmas Santa
Santa Bob Elkin is yet another Claus from Tampa/St. Pete!
Ric n' Vic Productions/Zero Budget Studios, LLC's Singin' Santa & Diva Claus --- California's croonin'est Kringles! Ric Morton is also connected with the International Order of Santas! (Click here for Singin' Santa's beautiful original story, "The Third Angel"!)
Old Man Christmas, Santa Frank Pazzucci, Copiague, Long Island, NY
The North Pole Observer --- updates, news and true stories, by professional Kringles, for professional Kringles!
Ron Breach's North Pole Workshop and Silent Salesman Promotions/Buttons Galore, Anaheim, CA
Santa Raymond Loves U --- not to mention everybody else in Springfield, Illinois.
Santa Louie Knezevich, "Georgia's Premier Santa"
Stephen Anthony Nicholas Thomas Andrew Claus
Santa Larry Shaw, Indianapolis, IN
Another among our favorite Lone Star Santas is Santa Felix Estridge, from Wylie!
Santa Jac Grimes, RBS works his magic in Greensboro, North Carolina! (Totally awesome trombone player, too!)
Christmas Traditions in Historic St. Charles, Missouri
The Palm Tree Santa Claus Drill Team
Travels with Tasha: The Adventures of Santa's Snowdog, Kodak, TN
Heartland Santa, Prairie Village, Kansas City, KS
Maria Hubert von Staufer's Christmas Archives
Holidays @ St. Louis' Union Station and the Union Station Santa Claus Express
Santa Bill Lee's Laughing Valley Ranch, Idaho Springs, Colorado --- where Santa and Bill share the grounds with Red Tail the Mountain Man and the Old Prospector!
Jimmy "Tampa Santa" Williams --- another favorite Florida Kringle who also runs SeatsForSanta.com!
SantaFlorida.com --- Santa George W. Caso is magical enough to take on any adventure!
Santa Mueller of Dorsten's Page (in German)
ToledoSanta.com --- One of Northern Ohio's finest Kringles welcomes you to his enchanted realm!
MAPS, the Michigan Association of Professional Santas --- Headquartered in Birch Run, MI, MAPS brings together some of Michigan's most important Kringle portrayers to network, exchange ideas, etc.
Santa Johnny Boy, a/k/a Jonathan Meath, Cambridge, MA, does much more than just make the fans happy; he used to produce PBS Kids' original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Here's his interview with Alison Stewart and Luke Burbank from National Public Radio's Bryant Park Project!
Santa Mark & Patricia Claus are ready to make magic for you believers out there in Dallas/Fort Worth, compliments of the James Family and Double Eagle Services, Inc.!
Kriss-Kringle.com --- When the Kansas City Region wants magic from their own special Santa, this guy has the websites they usually depend on. From NPNN: The North Pole News Network to SantaClausBlogs.com, K.C.'s #1 Kringle has it all!
Santa's Voice, LLC, Pensacola, FL --- J.R. Arthur's radio recording studio for Christmas and other events!
I Am Santa --- this charming book by Kristy Halle, and based upon the imagination of her son Ty, speculates on what Santa would be like as a 7-year-old kid!
K. Kringle's Christmas Shoppe, St. Petersburg, FL
The North Pole Times Newsletter --- Santa's OFFICIAL News Source!
Father Christmas' Page from London's incredibly insane Ministry of Fun and MOF Studios!
SantaHollywood.com --- That would be Santa Claus Hall of Fame inductee and 50-year Kringle veteran Tim Connaghan! From his long tenure as Santa-in-Residence on NBC's The Tonight Show to showing readers the ins and outs of the Kringle industry in his classic book, Behind the Red Suit: The Business of Santa to his outstanding pedigree as the man with fantastic advice for you Santas who'd like to get a head start on the season, Tim has always been the one to turn to! Wanna be a sharp-dressed Claus? Tim knows that, too! Tim is one Kringle who knows what it takes to make it in the big elf leagues, as the students of his International University of Santa Claus Workshops will tell you. (And of course, he was the guiding force of magic that made the original Discover Santa International Convention possible!) He even knows what to do if the fans want a Christmas in July! You can also tune into Tim's YouTube channel as well. And of course, Tim's happiest moment always happens when he stars in the Hollywood Christmas Parade!
The Santa Project and its sister organization, Creative Story Project LLC
Your Santa, Too! --- Santa Carlucci serves Mary Tyler Moore Show territory --- Mineapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and is delightfully exciting!
North Pole Village.com, Memphis, TN --- Created by Santa Jeffrey, the Big Bear, and gateway to all sorts of North Pole stuff!
Santa Tim Mack is another of our Montana-based Kringles. Follow his most recent Adventures here.
Santa America, Inc. --- This non-profit organization, whose members are mostly naturally-bearded Kringles, is devoted to bringing holiday joy to terminally ill children and their loved ones.
Santa Tommy Myers holds court in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he also headlines the annual Christmas on the Pecos!
ElectroMagnetic Entertainment's The Search for Santa --- In this unusual documentary, explorer Hutch Hoffman leads us on an expedition into the frozen wastes of the Arctic. Their objective: Santa's Workshop! Click here to follow their quest!
Excel Entertainment's Stalking Santa, hosted and co-executive produced by William Shatner, and Starring Chris Clark, Daryn Tufts and Lisa Clark: This documentary explores the real Jolly Old Elf. The film, now out on DVD and Blu-ray, can also be found here!
Nicholas of Myra: The Story of St. Nicholas --- Gerald Hartke's Production, filmed on location across suburban Western New York State, stars Matt Mesler, Robert Vincent Jones, Jamie Elvey, Thomas Lang, Michael Dentico and Keith Wharton.
ClausIBelieve.com --- Dana is another Chicago-based Santa with his own, rather short and simple site!
Santa Claus & Co., Phoenix, AZ --- Serving Tucson, Prescott, and the Sun Valley District as only they can! Faithful Elves Snappy, Stubby and Rudy, along with O'Shorty and Jameson the Leprechauns and Shorty the Clown are ready to make their special magic!
Santa Claus, Inc. of Greater San Bernardino, CA --- Founded in 1952, this non-profit organization now supports over 11,000 children each year.
John Shager's Santa Claus & Co., Denver --- also known as DenverSanta.com and DenverSantaClaus.com!
Santa Dennis Blandford, Grove City, OH
Cowtown Santa Bruce Hickman, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
LoneStarSanta.com --- That's Larry Hawkins, and his site has a ton of photos!
Santa Gary Spooner, Cottage Grove, MN
Nationwide Santas and BarbershopQuartetsUSA.com, Diamond Bar, CA
Santa's Source is an all-vendor site where professional Kringles can log on to find the tools of their trade!
Ric Morton's Wonderworld Productions, Gardena, CA --- "where Happiness is King!"
Owensboro, KY Christmas Parade
Oakville, Ontario, Canada Santa Claus Parade
Santa Randy's SantaSCents, Minnetrista, MN --- That's right: Perfume for a manly Kringle!
Frankel's Costumes, Houston, TX --- Yes, they got a sizable collection of Santa suits here, too.
Santa Suit Express, Lorain, Ohio
The Genuine Santa (M.A.), Incline Village, NV --- He's a priest in the Order of Anam Cara, he publishes his own list, he has been a veteran performer on TV, and has perfected his big idea, The Santa Diet!
Pallookaville --- Laffo's Corndog Kingdom, Atlanta (Did we mention that Laffo is also the Really Big Santa?)
Operation: Letter to Santa --- The Farley Building General Post Office's official homepage, based in New York City. Read this blog about an Operation: Santa Claus event in Buffalo, NY.
St. Nick and the Space Nicks --- Richard Chase Mears, Bill Westerfield and their friends at Tuxedo Blue LLC, Lenox, MA, want you to meet the galaxy's most magical gift-givers! Their 10-minute short film has been featured on ABC's late-night World News Now every Christmas Eve since 2005!
From Coventry, England, John and Juliette Atkinson present Santa Claus: All About Me, compiled from Santa's previously undocumented diaries!
Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf --- Starz Home Entertainment's parent company, Starz Entertainment LLC, invites you to groove with Eubie, as we follow his quest to bust the blues in Bluestown! You dig? Now out on DVD and Blu-ray (from Starz Home Entertainment, natch!), The Happy Elf features the incredible computer animation of two other Starz family members, ARC Productions (formerly Starz Animation Toronto) and Film Roman.
Claus.com, the Merriest Place in Cyberspace (and a longtime KQ4 legendary link)!
Santa's Land USA, Putney, VT --- one of America's smallest Kringle-related theme parks, and still determined to stay true to the Claus cause!
The St. Nicholas Center, Holland, MI --- Of course, Santa Claus has always begun with St. Nicholas. This nonprofit website seeks to perpetuate the origin story that gave birth to the Legend.
Al & Lou's Santa Claus Academy is a 2-day interactive learning experience which lets would-be Santas interact with each other. Cool, huh?
The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY ---- Home of the National Toy Hall of Fame!
MyMerryChristmas.com --- the fast growing resource for Christmas-themed adventures, links, et al.
Patricia McCarty's Mountain Elves --- More handcrafted Santas!
Rip and Tammi Mann's Handhewn Bowls, Copperhill, TN --- and yes, Rip does more than make those bowls, he's also a professional Real-Bearded Santa, too!
NCSanta.com --- Tate Elliott from Raleigh, NC: One Santa, seven pictures.... the simplest, smallest Santa site in North Carolina. Cool, huh?
Santasy, Rockford, Illinois and Vicinity
Comcast Cable of California/Oakland Holiday Parade --- Calling itself "America's Children's Parade," this one is led by the Oakland Area Harley-Davidson Owners' Group, and is broadcast worldwide, including in the form of an edited, hour-long special, to be run on selected PBS affilliates!
The Great Christmas Parade, Laval, Quebec, Canada --- Produced by Rosemere, Quebec-based Allegorie Inc. (defunct as of October 2008), this annual event marked one of Santa's rare French-speaking public appearances.
Ottawa, Ontario Professional Firefighters' Parade of Lights
HSI Show Productions' Indianapolis Christmas Gift & Hobby Show @ the Indiana State Fairgrounds
The Great Charles Dickens Christmas Faire @ the San Francisco Cow Palace
The Charles Dickens Village Festival, Garrison, ND
The Friends of Charles Dickens, New York City Chapter
Downtown Holly, MI Charles Dickens Festival
The Definitely (Charles) Dickens Holiday Carolers
The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk and Parade, Alexandria, VA
The Maryland Christmas Show @ the Frederick County Fairgrounds, Frederick City
Christkindlmarket Denver, sponsored by the Denver Area German-American Chamber of Commerce
Showcase Productions Northwest, Inc., Kirkland, WA
Carolina Shows, Inc., Matthews, NC --- producers of holiday shows in Savannah, Columbus, Macon and Augusta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL!
Gilmore Enterprises, Inc. --- producers of Holiday Market events in Richmond, VA; Columbia and Charleston, SC; and Greensboro, NC!
Crown Center Kansas City hosts Santa's Gingerbread Village and the Kansas City Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! This 100-foot-tall behemoth, one of America's largest Christmas trees, and fitted with over 8000 white Christmas lights, benefits the Kansas City Mayor's Chistmas Tree Fund, which supports over 40,000 people throughout the Kansas City area.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Holidazzle Parade along Nicollet Mall
Kennebunkport, ME Business Association's Christmas Prelude
Christmas on the Pecos @ Carlsbad, NM
Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena, CA
The Palladian Interactive Theatre, Des Moines, IA --- Father Christmas dwells here, in the person of InterDrama's Founder/Artistic Director, Alan Lance Andersen.
The Magic Forest of Luckylure, Evergreen, CO --- This is what our mutual colleague in Magic --- Rocky the Colorado Leprechaun --- does when he's not in his full emerald splendor!
St. Nick's of Park Meadows, Littleton, CO --- And here's the Colorado Leprechaun's favorite place to greet Santa!
Kohler, apparently, ain't just for bathtubs, folks! Kohler --- The Village (Kohler, Wisconsin, that is!) has a Christmas Celebration all its own!
The Kennedy Center's Waterskiing Santa, Washington, D.C. --- He wears the full Santa suit. He waterskis. You do the math.
Adelaide Credit Unions Christmas Pageant --- from the Land Down Under, here be an 80-year-old holiday tradition, featuring Santa, the Monster Family, Boo-Hoo the Jester, Nipper and Nimble, Clarry the Clown and the Credit Unions Pageant King and Queen!
ClauWau: The World Santa Claus Workout Championships @ Samnaun, Switzerland --- This international competition was designed to explore how Santa stays in shape for his journey from the Top of the World. This milestone assembly of Kringles from all over the world sees them battle to find out who's the toughest Claus of them all!
The London-based charity When You Wish Upon a Star sponsors the annual Santa and his Little Helpers Run, which supports their efforts to bring some 400 disabled children from all over Britain to visit Santa's Korvatunturi Headquarters, near Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. This site tells their story.
FODAC.org, (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children), Atlanta-Fulton County, GA --- Ed Butchart, founder of this nonprofit organization, wears Santa's red suit to share God's Love, fix up a few wheelchairs, and remind his fellow Atlantans how special they really are! Ed's The Red Suit Diaries: A Real-Life Santa on Hopes, Dreams and Childlike Faith, published by Revell Publishers, part of the Baker Books Family of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is available exclusively through RealThingSanta.com; and Red Suit Diaries 2: Santa Shares More Hopes, Dreams and Childhood Faith, is available at selected Hallmark Stores!
Defend Christmas --- we're lookin' for a few Good Elves!
Koziar's Christmas Village, Bernville, PA
Christmas @ Roscoe Village, Coshocton, OH
Peddlers' Village, Lahaska, PA --- Nestled comfortably in Pennsylvania's Pocono Region, the Village's official site features a Complete Guide to the Holidays, where Santa holds court at the incredible Giggleberry Mountain!
Justin Rudd's Operation Santa Paws
Norskedalen Old-fashioned Christmas Celebration @ the Coon Valley, WI Nature & Heritage Center
Christmas Tauntauns --- Ed Johnson's classic Christmas Star Wars song finally has a website all its own! Meet Kirsty Dawson, who sings the song; learn the lyrics; download the complete short; and immerse yourself into the mind of the short's creator, Matt Bagshaw!
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