Santa Claus

Santa, Sid Fletcher, sits behind a glass barrier as he hears Kendra Alexander of St. James, Minn., during her visit Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at The Santa Experience at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Where allowed, some malls and big-box stores are offering Santa’s guests a choice of full contact or social distance. A microphone in the green plays picks up conversations. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

Some Santas will remain behind barriers

  • Nov 23, 2021

 

Santa Clause arrives at Bower Place on Nov. 20. (Photo contributed)

Bower Place to welcome Santa

Red Deer mall gets ready for Santa

 

(Pixabay, illustration)

Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

 

Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his float during the Santa Claus Parade in Toronto on November 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his float during the Santa Claus Parade in Toronto on November 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2019, file photo monitors are illuminated in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that NORAD will track Santa on December 24, just as it has done for 65 years. But there will be some changes: Not every child will be able to get through to a volunteer at NORAD’s call center to check on Santa’s whereabouts, as they have in years before. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Sorry, Grinch. Virus won’t stop NORAD from tracking Santa

Sorry, Grinch. Virus won’t stop NORAD from tracking Santa

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2019, file photo monitors are illuminated in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that NORAD will track Santa on December 24, just as it has done for 65 years. But there will be some changes: Not every child will be able to get through to a volunteer at NORAD’s call center to check on Santa’s whereabouts, as they have in years before. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Jayden Dicks, 6, waves to Santa from the other side of a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe from the coronavirus, including banning kids from sitting on his knee, completely changing what a Santa visit looks like. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Here comes Santa Claus – with face masks and plexiglass

Safety measures in place

  • Nov 16, 2020
Jayden Dicks, 6, waves to Santa from the other side of a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe from the coronavirus, including banning kids from sitting on his knee, completely changing what a Santa visit looks like. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)