Tony is a born performer, father of four, and grandfather of six. He has a natural long white beard, a belly that shakes when he laughs, a jolly disposition, and a genuine love for children. Santa Clause is the role Tony was born for. He started his Santa career at Brementown Mall in Tinley Park IL in the late 1970s. The mall is long since gone but Tony continues to play The Jolly Fat Man for families, corporate events, tree lightings, and charities all over the Chicago area. For over 30 years he has been one of Chicago's most loved Santa Clauses.
Past Santa appearances include.
Marshall Fields Cozy Cloud Cottage, State Street, Chicago
Marshall Fields Walnut Room Tree Lighting Ceremony
Daley Center Plaza, Chicago, Christmas Tree Lighting, with Mayor Daley
Edison Park Christmas Tree Lighting (arrived by Metra Train and led parade to tree lighting.)
Oak Park Christmas Tree Lighting
Bass Pro Shop, Portage Indiana, Christmas Tree Lighting (arrived by bass boat)
Empire Carpet TV Commercial
NBC 5 Chicago Morning News
Breakfasts with Santa at Macy's stores all over Chicago area
Burr Ridge Country Club Breakfast with Santa
Aurelio's Pizza, Tinley Park and Homewood,Ilinois Pizza with Santa
Children's Memorial Hospital (distributed gifts to children)
The Holiday Heroes Foundation charity events
Many other corporate events and parties through The Meetinghouse Companies.