Santa will return in a few months. Right now, they're taking a much needed break with the family in order to get recharged for next season. It was fun having virtual visits with children throughout the 2020 holiday season. All of us: the Santas, the elves, and the rest of the support staff look forward to doing this again next year.
Chill with Santa is a collaboration between two Rochester, NY area creative studios: ROC Vox Recording and Production, and Airigami; two companies known for developing and producing high-quality entertainment and exploring new avenues for experiences. Our Chill with Santa project celebrates the season and provides a safe alternative to the traditional communal visit to "see Santa". It was also a creative way to generate revenue for Rochester area performing artists who have been economically devastated by the pandemic while they do what they love. A triple win! Joy, joy, joy!
2020 has been a challenging year for the whole world. We need new ways to keep our spirits up! We thought about how celebrating annual traditions reconnects us with loved ones and creates joy. And then we thought about Santa's friendly smile, twinkly eyes, and how folks might be missing out on that tradition. But rather than try to replicate the traditional experience of waiting in line for quick snapshot, what could we do better? We put on our Santa caps, and imagined what it might be like at the North Pole right now. What if Santa were just like the rest of us, learning how to work from home, and do things differently? How might Santa, someone known for hard work and generosity, make the best of this unusual situation?