John Sullivan's love of Santa goes back a long time. His initial experience working with Santas was over 20 years ago when he was employed to be the first manager of the Santa Claus set at the newly opened Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles, Illinois. John hired the Santas, helpers and photographers, and basically ran the whole operation for the company that had the contract with the mall. The following season he came back as Santa full time, and he has been enjoying the role ever since. Today, while he will still occasionally play Santa in a mall during the Christmas Season, most of his work is now at private parties in homes, or corporate and company events.
SantaInChicago.com came about because of John's love for everything about Santa Claus. This site features various Santa events and individuals in and around the Chicago area for people to enjoy.