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Video Discussion: Santa Dances in Liberty
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:37 PM
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:51 AM
You built that? Wow!!!
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:27 PM
Ol' Santa can really boogie! Great bunch of costumed characters, but LOVED that Santa Express!
You built that? Wow!!!
Thank you... yes I did build it from scratch. Thousands of lights, 10,000 watts of generated power, couple of snow machines and lots of Christmas spirit. I'm extremely proud of this. When I mentioned my dream of being Santa and driving around in a sleaigh full of lights and sound at night and in the cold back in 2005 people said I was crazy. I used to have these dreams so much that after the 4th time of telling my co-workers about it one girl stopped me in my tracks and said... just do it already! The following year... I did!
It's has been an amazing experience playing Santa. To this day I've taken the Santa Express over 700 miles over the last 7 years, visited people's homes, and held Santa's workshops where kids built wooden toys to give to Santa to give to children in need. I have a full time job where I work 6-7 days a week so the Santa stuff is all volunteer and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Edited by Santa Lou M, 27 April 2012 - 07:33 PM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:54 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:51 AM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:55 PM
Please post more photo's of the Express, it is Great!
I have a lot of pictures in my Gallery.... not sure if there is an easier way.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:57 PM
Yes, more photos of the Santa Express! Did you design it yourself or did you have a set of plans?
I designed it all myself. My brother helped with the electrical end of it. The Believe meter and the magic of snow along with all the characters was all my dreams coming to life. Mrs Claus hands out cookies and the elves give out over 1,000 candy canes. The best part is I will never commercial it with corporate sponsors...no matter how much they want to donate. You will never see a company banner or sign attached anywhere.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:38 PM
I've rode on parade floats that weren't as nice as that! In fact, you ARE a one man parade!
Thank you for the nice comment. The hardest part is staying on the whole trip at night and in about 18 degree temps. The best part is the houses along the way are probably 1/2 mile apart from each other and those children that are sick or just can't be out that late press their faces up against the window panes as we pass by. When I notice that I usually give out a big Ho Ho Ho on the wireless mic which you can hear for miles. There is no other feeling in the world when we approach a small town. People stand outside usually at the town square and wait in the cold. They can hear the sleigh bells from about 1/2 mile away as the anticipation builds. When we come into view all I see is a sea of flash bulbs in the dark. It's only then when I have an idea how many people are there.
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