There are a lot of things that may be harder to find this holiday season because of supply & shipping issues, but one thing we didn't expect to see on the list: Santa Claus.
Since in-person visits with Santa are back this year, there is a higher demand for the Santa industry.
Mitch Allen, founder of HireSanta.com said, quote, “We’re seeing the demand up over 120% over what it was last year and pre-pandemic."
On top of that, he says there are just fewer Santa Clauses who want the job. He says his company has lost a lot of them to COVID and some guys just don’t want to go back to being Santa because of concerns over COVID, since they’re often older heavy-set men who are more at risk, according to the CDC.