He is as real as winter follows fall, and summer follows spring. We may not always be able to see, touch, or hear something, but that doesn’t stop the fact that it is real. You can’t see the oxygen in the air, but if it wasn’t there, neither would we be here.
Santa is recognized world wide. He has been known by many names, such as Kris Kringle, St.Nick,Father Christmas, Papa Noel, and many more. It is said that he has an obscure place that he dwells in at the North Pole. Although this has never been proven, the people of Phoenix, Arizona know that he has a place there too.
Santa has been seen lighting the lights at the Ritz Carlton with the Governor, the Mayor, or the Phoenix Suns Gorilla; at the Phoenician with several elves, during their ice cream social and also their tree lighting; and parading down Mill Ave. in Tempe, AZ. for the festival of lights. Santa has made guest appearances on all the major TV channels in Phoenix, and appeared on the Arizona Republic front page and business section. He has been in the New Times, the Ahwatukee news, and the Independent papers in several adjoining cities. It is unusual for him not to be in a magazine printed in Phoenix! The Costco Connection, the Albuequerque News, the Rancher Magazine, the Scottsdale Scene Magazine, Phoenix Magazine and the Scottsdale Life Magazine are just a few publications that have had articles about him.
Santa has appeared in Photo works for many Christmas cards for photographers and Harkins Theaters, as well as commercials for car dealers, grocery stores, department stores, sports teams, training films, and television stations.
Santa enjoys his time the most, when he is making children laugh and enjoying the spirit of Christmas in hospitals, churches, schools, pre-schools, at company parties, and even private homes. Included on this page are just some of those events in pictures (click to enlarge).