International Santa Claus Hall of Fame – December 2019
Santa Tom Carmody has more than a dozen years of varied Santa experience under his broad belt, including both malls and private appearances. Tom is a dedicated, resourceful, and ministry-driven Santa who remains a flexible professional who sees each child as a gift, possessing unique needs and opportunities. He has honed his superior interpersonal and communications skills and uses them to create magical moments for the children, parents, party attendees, or crowds for which he performs. Santa Tom is also a great on-the-fly story creator and teller.
As a Santa educator, teaching Santas comes easy to this Santa, with over forty-five years as a secondary educator. He has never stopped seeking advice on being the best professional Santa he can be, graduating from the International Santa Claus School in 2006 and 2017, graduating from the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in 2007, and graduating from the Noerr Pole Santa School in 2008.