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Friday, 2 December 2016

Black Santa hired for the first time in 24 years in America mall


After 24-year, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., had a black Santa hired to help spread holiday cheer last Thursday.
Larry Jefferson of Irving, Texas, dressed as Santa Larry, will greet children, pass out candy and pose for photographs by appointment only at the mall from Thursday to Sunday.

Customers at the Mall of America usually have two Santa options to choose from: They can wait in line with everyone else at the mall for the free Santa, or they can book an appointment with the Santa
Experience and meet Santa Larry.

Landon Luther, co-owner of the Santa Experience, told the Star Tribune:

“This is a long time coming. We want Santa to be for everyone, period.”
Luther had met Larry Jefferson at a Santa convention. Of the 1,000 Santa impersonators in attendance, he says Jefferson was the only black one.
 “Finding him was like finding a needle in a haystack.” Luther said.

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