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Santa Claus is coming to town: Seeing Father Christmas safely in the US

Updated : December 22, 2020 09:23 AM IST

In this socially distant holiday season, Santa Claus is still coming to town (and shopping malls) across America, but with a few 2020 rules in effect.

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on festivals and as Christmas approaches, children across the world would be waiting to see Santa Claus albeit from a safe distance. Let's take a look at the precautions that Santa will be taking this year. (Image: Reuters)
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on festivals and as Christmas approaches, children across the world would be waiting to see Santa Claus albeit from a safe distance. Let's take a look at the precautions that Santa will be taking this year. (Image: Reuters)
Julianna, 3, and Dylan Lasczak, 5, visit with Santa through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport. In this socially distant holiday season, Santa Claus is still coming to towns (and shopping malls) across America but with a few 2020 rules in effect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Julianna, 3, and Dylan Lasczak, 5, visit with Santa through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport. In this socially distant holiday season, Santa Claus is still coming to towns (and shopping malls) across America but with a few 2020 rules in effect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A young girl and boy visit with the Santa in a snow globe during Automobile Alley's Lights on Broadway in Oklahoma City. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
A young girl and boy visit with the Santa in a snow globe during Automobile Alley's Lights on Broadway in Oklahoma City. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
Santa, portrayed by Dan Kemmis, talks to a family wearing masks as he sits inside a protective bubble in Seattle's Greenwood neighbourhood. Kemmis has been Santa in past years, but he started his daily appearances early this year and added his
Santa, portrayed by Dan Kemmis, talks to a family wearing masks as he sits inside a protective bubble in Seattle's Greenwood neighbourhood. Kemmis has been Santa in past years, but he started his daily appearances early this year and added his "snow globe" tent due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Santa, portrayed by Dan Kemmis, laughs as he talks to Kristin Laidre as she walks her dog, Scooby, a Bassett Hound mix, as he sits inside a protective bubble in Seattle's Greenwood neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Santa, portrayed by Dan Kemmis, laughs as he talks to Kristin Laidre as she walks her dog, Scooby, a Bassett Hound mix, as he sits inside a protective bubble in Seattle's Greenwood neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Larry Jefferson, right, portrays Santa Claus and conducts a visit via a computer screen with Raquel Anaya, bottom left, and her cousins Lexi Reyes, top left, and Luna Reyes from his home in Duncanville, Texas. The children lost a grandmother to COVID-19 recently. In this socially distant holiday season, Santa Claus is still coming to towns (and shopping malls) across America but with a few 2020 rules in effect. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Larry Jefferson, right, portrays Santa Claus and conducts a visit via a computer screen with Raquel Anaya, bottom left, and her cousins Lexi Reyes, top left, and Luna Reyes from his home in Duncanville, Texas. The children lost a grandmother to COVID-19 recently. In this socially distant holiday season, Santa Claus is still coming to towns (and shopping malls) across America but with a few 2020 rules in effect. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Larry Jefferson portrays Santa Claus and conducts a visit via a computer screen with Raquel Anaya and her cousins Lexi and Luna Reyes from his home in Duncanville, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Larry Jefferson portrays Santa Claus and conducts a visit via a computer screen with Raquel Anaya and her cousins Lexi and Luna Reyes from his home in Duncanville, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Santa Claus wears a face shield while visiting with children at Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga, California. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Santa Claus wears a face shield while visiting with children at Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga, California. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Published : December 22, 2020 09:05 AM IST
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