The first time Carl worked as Santa was in 1995 with a fake beard and a loaned Santa suit. This was at a private school at the request of a family of one of the students.
Then in 2004 Carl bought his own Santa outfit. After Carl’s beard turned white he started getting requests to work as Santa. First in a small Midwest town where he was the town Santa for the Christmas parade. Santa also worked at the bank for kids’ day before Christmas, asking kids what their wish was for Christmas.
In 2006 Santa Carl started working at the Santa site in Lancaster Mall along with Santa Mark Hunter. Santa Carl also worked several years at Picture People in Salem Center mall. In work at Lancaster Mall the youngest child brought in for pictures was just 3 days old. The oldest person brought in for pictures was a lady who was 102. Her daughter brought her in to get a picture with Santa. We take pictures for all ages and families too.
In 2010 a young man proposed to his girl friend while setting on Santa's knees while taking pictures for family. In the picture section you can see triplets that were very young and then again in 2011with their little brother. Many families come back each year to get their pictures with Santa Carl. Santa Carl also does some private parties, as there is time with his schedule.