From the North Pole to Palisades Village

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The Post Checks in with Santa for a Q&A


The tree is lit, the menorah burned bright—and situated in the Park at Palisades Village, Santa has set up shop for the holiday season.

And mid-way through his Palisades stay, Santa shared some behind-the-Christmas-scene secrets with the Palisadian-Post.

Post: Tell us a bit about your background.

Santa: I’m from the North Pole where it’s festive year round! Growing up, I would spend my days decorating trees around town, making gingerbread houses and wrapping presents of all kinds.

When I was finally old enough to drive the sleigh, I took my first trip out of the North Pole to visit different parts of the world.  Everyone loved my Christmas spirit so they kept inviting me back to their homes!

People now leave their chimneys open and cookies on the table for me!

Post: What is your favorite thing about being Santa?

Santa: Bringing joy to little boys and girls by giving them presents and, most importantly, spreading Christmas cheer. Oh, and eating cookies, of course!

Post: What are some of the most common questions kids ask you?

Santa: Many kids ask to pet the reindeer or to meet the elves. Some very generous kids have even asked me what my favorite kind of cookie is.

Post: What are you most looking forward to about working at Palisades Village as Santa?

Santa: I cannot wait to meet all of the children in Pacific Palisades. I’ve heard this town is very special and filled with lots of good little boys and girls.

Post: Is there anything else you’d like the community to know about you and your work?

Santa: My elves and I have been working very hard all year round to make this year’s Christmas extra special. We cannot wait to share the joy with you and hope to see you all at Palisades Village before I head back to the North Pole and ready the sleigh for my trip around the world.

Palisadians can visit Santa at his Palisades Village cottage through Dec. 24. Kids can share their holiday wish lists and snap a keepsake photo.

Those who book a reservation by Friday, Dec. 14, will receive a Palisades Village ornament. Reservations can be made at palisadesvillageca.com/events/reserve-spot-santas-cottage.

Walk-ins are also welcome, but wait times may vary.