If you’ve ever dreamed of having more than a few minutes to chat with Santa Claus, here’s some of what he told us when we caught up with him at Southdale Center.
Edina Magazine: What’s your favorite type of cookie?
Santa Claus: I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like! But if I had to choose just one, it would be chocolate chip.
EM: Are there any other treats you enjoy on Christmas Eve?
SC: I always love visiting homes that leave carrots out for my reindeer. So thoughtful!
EM: What’s the most unusual gift request you’ve received?
SC: Once, a young man asked me to create a website for him so he could stay in touch with his grandparents, aunts and uncles, virtually.
EM: When you were a kid, what was one of your favorite gifts?
SC: For me, the best presents will always be gifts of the heart. You can’t top that!
EM: What types of requests please you most?
SC: I’ve been asked to bring mom or dad home for Christmas when they’re deployed overseas.
EM: What do you like most about your job?
SC: I’ve never really thought of this as a job. This is just who I am.