Santa Tony has been bringing smiles and joy (plus a few candy canes) to hundreds of Triangle area children and adults since 2003.

In 2004 Santa Tony gave up his amateur Santa status when he received his Red Suspenders from C. W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan.

Like most of Santa’s helpers, Santa Tony’s journey to being Santa started with his love of children. His jolly demeanor and full beard made him a natural for the job.

Santa Tony now happily proclaims that he has “The best job in world”. Nothing can replace the joy Santa Tony feels when a child’s face lights up at the unexpected sighting of “Santa”.