2019 Inductees

Class of 2019 – December 22, 2019

Frank Manjack

Frank Manjack

"Grand Rapids’ Santa Claus" Grand Rapids, Michigan 1919 - 1995 International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 For nearly five decades, one man was Santa Claus to the ...
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Craig Imboden

Craig Imboden

"Conway Santa" Conway, Arkansas 1971 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 For many years, Craig Imboden has been bringing happiness, and smiles to Arkansas as ...
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Michael J. Rielly

Michael J. Rielly

"Rhode Island’s Santa Legacy" Bristol, Rhode Island 1963 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 In 1971, with a little help from his grandfather James D ...
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Craig Imboden

Jerry Owens

"Santa from the Heart" New Albany, Indiana 1951 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Jerry Owens retired after 37 years with the Department of Veterans ...
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Thomas Sheerin

Thomas Sheerin

"Weymouth Santa" Weymouth, Massachusetts 1952 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 If anyone know that it takes more than a red suit to be Santa ...
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Susen Mesco

Susen Mesco

"Santa and Mrs. Claus Educator" Denver, Colorado 1957 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Susen Mesco has spent decades donning the unmistakable suit of Mrs ...
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Gordon Bailey

Gordon Bailey

"Business of Being Santa" Greenfield, Missouri 1955 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Santa Gordon Bailey is the originator of the Santa and the Business ...
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Ron Campbell

Ron Campbell

"Raleigh’s Santa Claus" Raleigh, North Carolina 1947 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Ron Campbell was an 18-year-old college freshman when he answered an ad ...
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John and Joan Wilder

John and Joan Wilder

"Tennessee's first couple of Christmas" Sevierville, Tennessee 1955 - Current 1954 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Santa John Wilder‘s first year to be Santa ...
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Everett Johnson

Everett Johnson

"Keeping Tennessee’s Santa Tradition" Knoxville, Tennessee 1944 - Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 A grandson. That is how Everette Johnson became Santa Claus. At the ...
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Elizabeth W. Babcock

Elizabeth W. Babcock

"Keeping Santa in Stitches" Albion, New York 1914- 2006 International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 For over thirty years, Elizabeth Babcock made Santa Claus Suits that were ...
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Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson

"Keeping Children Happy" New York City, New York 1878- 1949 International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was an American tap dancer and actor, the best known ...
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Thomas Carmody

Thomas Carmody

"Santa’s Friend" Broomfield, Colorado 1943- Current International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - December 2019 Santa Tom Carmody has more than a dozen years of varied Santa experience under his ...
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