2011 Inductees

Class of 2011 – December 22, 2011

Tim Connaghan

Tim Connaghan

"Santa Hollywood"
Hollywood, California
1948 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
From his first appearance in a GI camp during Vietnam in 1969 to ...
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William Gray

William Gray

"Australia's Father Christmas"
Adelaide, South Australia
1833 - 1922
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
At sixty-three years of age, William Gray’s bearded appearance attracted an ...
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Jay Long

Jay Long

"The Boom Town Santa"
Nitro, West Virginia
1938 - 2016
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
For over fifty years Jay Long portrayed Santa Claus for ...
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Tom Valent

Tom Valent

"Santa Claus School Traditions"
Midland, Michigan
1950 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
The town of Midland, Michigan, not only has its very own ...
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Jimmy Lomax

Jimmy Lomax

"Hamilton's Special Santa Claus"
Hamilton, Ontario
1943 - 2011
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
It is said that Santa enters through the heart. Perhaps no ...
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Victor Nevada

Victor Nevada

"Canada Santa Educator"
Calgary, Alberta
1943 - 2009
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
John Hubenig, also known as Victor Nevada, began portraying Santa Claus in ...
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Dan Rowe

Dan Rowe

"Richmond's Legendary Santa"
Richmond, Virginia
1927 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
During the 1940s Millers & Rhodes Department Store established itself as a ...
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Don Goers

Don Goers

"Santa with a Smile"
Dundee, Illinois
1926 - 2011
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
Don Goers didn’t play Santa, he was Santa. As one of ...
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Joseph Marquis

Joseph Marquis

"Detroit's Super Santa"
Detroit, Michigan
1949 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
Fr. Joseph Marquis is a Catholic priest of the Byzantine Rite. As ...
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Brady White

Brady White

"Santa to the Stars"
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1949 - Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011
The New York Times once called Brady White "the Ultimate ...
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