‘So Enamored and So Amazed': Young Boy's Meeting With Santa Goes Viral
With the push of a button, 4-year-old Logan and his little sister are transported to a magical place that leads them straight to Santa’s front door. Janna O’Neil shared her son’s experience visiting Santa at the Natick Mall earlier this month on TikTok. “He was so enamored and so amazed by it all,” she said. The post has since...
It's All Downhill for 300 Skiing Santas, a Grinch and a Tree
A bunch of Santa lookalikes took to the ski slopes to spread some seasonal cheer on Sunday. More than 300 jolly ol’ elves — all dressed in red — dashed together down a mountain with white beards and Santa hats flapping in the breeze at the Sunday River ski resort in Maine. A skiing Grinch and a skiing Christmas tree…
Santa Is in High Demand in Mass. This Christmas Season
‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, and all through town, no one was in more demand than Santa. “I get calls everyday, it is difficult, a lot of people are looking for Santas,” Santa said while working Tuesday at the Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Those in the know, you know, the ones with white beards and red robes, tell…
In Boston, Santa Drives a Backhoe, Digging Up Holiday Cheer and Charity
You don’t expect to see Santa Claus at the controls of a backhoe digging up a sidewalk in Roxbury. Sam Fuller is the backhoe Santa of Boston, and he’s raising money. “It’s Christmas time. I know the Salvation Army can get all the help they get, so I decided, why not pitch to my company about riding around in...
Santa Comes to NJ Town on Firetruck, Saves Family From Fire
Santa and a group of jolly firefighters had the perfect route over the weekend. As they delivered holiday cheer in a South Jersey community, they happened upon a house fire and saved the family inside — who didn’t even know their home was ablaze.
Bah! Humbug! Italy Bishop Tells Children Santa Doesn't Exist
A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily has apologized to outraged parents after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist
Skiing Santas Back to Shredding Slopes at Sunday River
Santa is back to “sleighing” it on the ski slope. More than 230 skiing and snowboarding Kris Kringles took to a western Maine resort on Sunday to raise money for charity. The jolly ol’ St. Nicks took a break last year because of the global pandemic. But they returned to kick off the ski season in full holiday garb, including…
The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing
Santa is back this year, but he’s asking people to be cautious as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic
Demand for Santa Is Up, But Labor Shortage Stretches to North Pole
You better not pout, you better not cry, and here is why: Santa is trying to come to town this holiday season, even with record demand. On a recent night in Manchester, New Hampshire, a group of Santas came together for a Santa supper — a chance to catch their breath between deciding who is naughty and nice. “We are…
NH Scenic Railroad Won't Operate Santa Express Trains This Year
A company that offers old-fashioned train rides along Lake Winnipesaukee and the Pemigewasset rivers says it won’t operate its annual Santa Express Trains this season because of rising COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire. The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad said in news release Monday it hopes to offer the holiday trips, during which participants meet Santa and Mrs. Claus,...