SANTA CLAUS – It took just one time in the red suit for Jim Yellig to know he was Santa Claus.
Now everyone, those who sat upon his lap and those who have only heard about him, can learn about this long-time Santa thanks to a new exhibit at the Santa Claus Museum.
The exhibit opened Dec. 10 and tells the story of Yellig and his journey as Santa. Yellig first put on the suit when he was chosen to portray Santa Claus for a Christmas party, since he was from the Santa Claus area. It was 1914 and he was docked in Brooklyn during World War I on the USS New York.