For first time ever, Mall of America hosts African-American Santa: “I just happen to be a Santa of Color”

For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa.

Santa’s real name is Larry Jefferson, and he hails from Texas. (Don’t let your kids read this.)

“It’s no big deal, I’m still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color,” Jefferson told CNN affiliate WCCO.

Jefferson will spend four days taking pictures with families and listening to Christmas wishes, by appointment only.

“We are looking to have a Santa for everyone,” Santa Experience owner

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