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December 18, 1988 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
Santa bounced from a couch as we followed two elves into his workshop on the Arctic Circle in the province of Lapland. He fluffed his beard, held out his hand and greeted us with a hearty "Welcome!" We had driven down from the far north of Finnish Lapland and discovered that this has been the busiest year ever for Santa's Village and his Lapland workshops, which have become year-round tourist destinations for nearly 300,000 visitors from Finland and other nations.
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December 18, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Claus flew into Acton on Sunday afternoon, but via a helicopter instead of a sleigh. Actually, the helicopter was piloted by Bob Garland, 36, outfitted in a Santa Claus suit. He surprised about 50 children, and undoubtedly a few adults, when he landed at the Robin's Nest trailer park with a big bag of presents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Claus flew into Acton on Sunday afternoon, but via a helicopter instead of a sleigh. Actually, the helicopter was piloted by Bob Garland, 36, outfitted in a Santa Claus suit. He surprised about 50 children, and undoubtedly a few adults, when he landed at the Robin's Nest trailer park with a big bag of presents.
TRAVEL
December 18, 1988 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
Santa bounced from a couch as we followed two elves into his workshop on the Arctic Circle in the province of Lapland. He fluffed his beard, held out his hand and greeted us with a hearty "Welcome!" We had driven down from the far north of Finnish Lapland and discovered that this has been the busiest year ever for Santa's Village and his Lapland workshops, which have become year-round tourist destinations for nearly 300,000 visitors from Finland and other nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2004 | Erika Hayasaki and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
Beverly Hills elementary school students pretended to travel around the world to show how holidays are celebrated in China, Israel and Mexico. In Del Mar, students at a "Winterfest" program sang "Frosty the Snowman" but not "Silent Night." And at an Altadena elementary school, students performed "Jingle Bell Rock," "Feliz Navidad" and "Oh Hanukkah."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993
When the Santa Claus in the White House pulled on his red pants on Christmas Eve to grant a presidential pardon to his six elves in the Iran-Contra affair, he was obviously attempting to do more than commit an act of mercy. VIRGINIA MARTIN Desert Hot Springs
NEWS
December 12, 1991
The Glendale Public Library has joined the Salvation Army's Angel Tree project in the Glendale Galleria with the Buy a Book Too program. The Angel Tree, across from Santa Claus in the galleria, provides names and ages of needy children. Interested people are asked to buy toys--and, this year, books--for one or more children. The library is providing lists of suitable books for children of different ages.
NEWS
January 29, 1998
Dayton C. Fouts, 85, who portrayed Santa Claus for 60 years. Fouts began the role in 1937 and made his last public appearance as the red-robed, white-furred saint Dec. 14 at a Tucson Boys Chorus concert. The 1998 Guinness Book of World Records recognizes him as the world's longest tenured Santa Claus. In July, Fouts was an honored guest at the annual Father Christmas convention in Copenhagen. On Sunday in Tucson of cardiac arrest.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald
Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., may be the only place on Earth where you can celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and the Fourth of July all in a single day. Photos: Top 10 Holiday World rides and attractions The family-owned theme park prides itself on its collection of record-setting rides and an award-winning water park that's included with the price of admission. In 1946, park founder Louis Koch opened Santa Claus Land in this small Indiana town to pay tribute to the town's namesake elf. The self-proclaimed “world's first theme park” featured a train, a toy shop, a few kiddie rides and, of course, daily visits by Santa Claus.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1993 | Associated Press
If Santa's sleigh breaks down and he has to take a cab home on Christmas Eve, he can always pick up some quick cash to pay the fare: There's an automated teller machine at 708 N. Santa Claus Lane in North Pole, Alaska.
NEWS
November 25, 1988 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press
The Holidays are here, the Holidays are there, the Holidays are nearly everywhere. America must love its holidays, at least judging by the files of the federal government, since the nation has no fewer than 110 places named Holiday. From Holiday Hills, Ark., to Holiday Acres, Del., and from Holiday Shores, Mo., to Holiday Resort, Tenn., these festive appellations sprinkle the land. And that's not all. A look at the U.S.
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