We don’t have a lot of time to get into all the details of Santa’s history here at the National Park Service, but the idea of seeing him at the center of a city’s Christmas celebrations is a wonderful reminder of our own cultural heritage.
It was a small city, but it had a thriving economy, and Santa’s presence was undeniable.
In the 1960s, the city of Santa Monica became known for being the place to be for Santa Claus.
The city was one of Santa Cruz’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and for many years, Santa would drive through town to see the little ones.
Santa could always be seen at city hall meetings and civic events.
He could be seen walking his sleigh down the street with Santa Claus, and he was often the first person in town to greet a visiting Santa.
Santa would have his usual “snowmobile” on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but there was also a Santa Claus Parade every year.
Santa would be seen on the streets wearing a red Santa hat, dressed in white, and carrying a red and white toy sleigh.
Santa was also seen with Santa in the movie Santa Claus Meet the Blacks, which featured him delivering Christmas gifts to a group of blacks in a white house.
Santa wasn’t just Santa.
Santa was a man who made people happy.
Santa and his sleights would deliver gifts to families, friends, and children in need.
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