The modern image of Santa Claus was created by writer Clement Clarke Moore thanks to his story, “A Visit from St. Nick.” Cartoonist Thomas Nast completed the picture by turning Santa into a grandfatherly person with a penchant for giving presents to good girls and boys.
However, it was the “live” Santa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in 1924 that popularized the tradition of kids asking St. Nick for wishes. Children and other Christmas enthusiasts lined up to take a photo with Santa and whisper their wishes in his ear.
Seated on his throne, Santa sits each child on his lap and listens to their wishes, sharing his booming laugh and winking with his twinkling eyes. Like Macy’s malls, hotels, and other commercial spaces can have their own “live” Santa seated on his very own chair.
This red and gold armchair has a plush seat cushion that both Santa and his fans can sit on and take photos with.
Dimensions: L 101 x W 57 x H 162cm
Colours: red cushion and gold accents