There’s a Santa shortage this holiday season. Here’s everything you need to know

12/2/2022 11:30:00 PM

There’s a Santa shortage this holiday season. Here’s everything you need to know.

There’s a Santa shortage this holiday season. Here’s everything you need to know.

There is skyrocketing demand for Santa Claus to come to town this year amid a shortage of St. Nicks.

Dec.USPS Operation Santa has opened registration for those wanting to help spread a little holiday magic by adopting a letter that written to Santa.Instead of focusing on the doom and gloom of her stage four diagnosis, she decided to spread joy by helping Santa answer Christmas letters.HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Ole Saint Nick boarded a special New Jersey Transit train for the 40th annual "Railmen for Children" ride with Santa.

2, 2022, 3:05 PM UTC By Scott Stump Santa Claus is experiencing some supply chain issues this year.Parents hoping to get their children a traditional early meeting with Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas might face some longer waits and less availability this holiday season due to overwhelming demand and a shrinking supply of St.15] and delivering them to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888," according to the program's news release.Nicks.Heldoorn’s assumed the role of Santa’s helper after she was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2018.Companies that specialize in making sure Santa Claus is coming to town have experienced skyrocketing demand..HireSanta, a Texas-based company that books entertainers to play Santa Claus for events, has a full calendar.

“Well, right now, as we’re heading into December we’re pretty much sold out on all weekends across the country,” HireSanta founder Mitch Allen told NBC News correspondent Jesse Kirsch on TODAY Dec.VIDEO: Fort Worth Amazon worker fixes Christmas display during delivery The idea quickly caught on and now Heldoorn spends her time each Christmas helping Santa return letters to those children.2.“Like if you want a Santa on a Saturday, you just can’t do it.” Allen added that the company is seeing its biggest demand ever, up 30% from last year and 120% from before the pandemic.Heldoorn said some of the requests surprise her.However, there are more than 2,200 open positions for Santas, Mrs.

Clauses and elves across the industry, according to Allen.Nov.’ But there’s some that are just so touching and sometimes I sit there, and I start crying when I read their letters because they’ve had a death in the family or the death of a parent and they want [Santa] to bring those people back in their lives and as you know, it’s impossible," she said.30, 2022 02:31 Kirsch visited one place where Santa is always available: the Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio, which celebrates Christmas year round.He spoke with co-owner Mark Klaus (yes that’s his real last name) about what keeps bringing people back year after year.“I took my kids to see Santa at the mall,” he said."I made sure that Santa took care of mom and child by leaving a bag of toys and food at their doorstep for Christmas morning.

“A lot of times there is shopping, parking, stress.Packages you need to buy, things you need to do.Then you have to wait in line, and if you get there at a good time, boom.She’s hoping that continues so she can help Santa write letters for many years to come.If you don’t get there at a good time you are in a big line."Here people spend two hours having fun, and at the end of that fun they see Santa.

” Last year, events seeking a Santa to liven up the festivities also faced a labor shortage.That gives her and Santa plenty of time to respond before Christmas.Safety concerns about getting COVID-19 by performers playing Santa have also been a factor in recent years.Companies recommend making an online reservation to see Santa as early as possible so that your child doesn't miss out.For families who can't visit Santa due to shortages or other factors, there are still ways to make sure St.Nick pays a visit to the kids.

A family member can dress up as Santa, you can rent a Santa suit to take some photos, or you can buy a personalized message from Santa online.Scott Stump Scott Stump is a staff reporter and the writer of the daily newsletter This is TODAY.He has been a regular contributor for since 2011, producing news stories and features across the trending, pop culture, sports, parents, pets, health, style, food and TMRW verticals..

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