2017 Inductees

Class of 2017 – December 22, 2017

Timothy Mack

Timothy Mack

"Santa Cares"
Santa Claus, Indiana USA
1953 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Timothy Mack’s journey to the red suit started as a stand-in when ...
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Henry Harvey

Henry Harvey

"KAKE-TV Santa Claus"
Wichita, Kansas USA
1925 - 1993
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
From the early 1950s through the mid-1980s, an incredible 30 plus year ...
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Stephan F. Gillham

Stephan F. Gillham

"Smart Santa"
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
1955 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Stephan began his Santa portrayal following a call from the recreational ...
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Irene Milan

Irene Milan

"Making Christmas Smiles"
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania USA
1930 - 2017
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Irene Milan dedicated her life to making other people happy. Her ...
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Robert “Bob” Elkin

Robert “Bob” Elkin

"Organizational Santa"
Tampa, Florida USA
1941 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
With the beard on his chin as white as the snow by the ...
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Carl Immediato

Carl Immediato

"Santa Carlucci-The Godfather of Christmas"
Bloomington, Minnesota USA
1947 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Santa Carlucci was touched by Santa's spirit in 1993 and ...
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Dutch Schrap

Dutch Schrap

"Operation Nine Reindeer"
Douglassville, Pennsylvania USA
1974 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
From an early age Dutch Schrap took a liking towards entrepreneurship, acting, ...
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Joseph “Joe” Gerard

Joseph “Joe” Gerard

"Santa Fe Rail Road Santa Claus"
Cleburne, Texas USA
1867 - 1947
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Joe Gerard was born in Vinton, Iowa in1868. After ...
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Leon A. McBryde

Leon A. McBryde

"Santa Noel"
Buchanan, Virginia USA
1943 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2017
Leon first donned the red suit in 1962 at the age of nineteen ...
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