During the holiday season, actors are hired to play Santa Claus at many department stores and events. They are often called “mall Santas.” A mall Santa’s job is to listen to children’s wish lists and take pictures with them. The tradition of having mall Santas started in the 1890s. Many parents take their kids to see Santa at nearby malls to make happy holiday memories. Mall Santas appear in many Christmas movies, like Home Alone.
Ray Hong Staff Reporter
1. During the holiday season, what are actors hired to do?