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Portraying Santa Claus Is Big Business In L.A.

Ed Taylor, one of Los Angeles’ busiest Santa actors, says there are many business opportunities in L.A. for performers that resemble the jolly ol’ elf.

12/08/2014

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Operation Santa Volunteers Help Grant Wishes For Kids In Need

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Letters from families in need are pouring into the post office for Santa. He’s getting a little help from volunteers through Operation Santa, an annual USPS endeavor to grant the wishes of […]

12/04/2014

Saint Nick will be making an early cameo tonight in Anaheim. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Fans To Set World Record For Wearing Santa Hats

It’s not even July, but Anaheim Stadium will feel more like the North Pole Wednesday night – and it’s all about making history.

06/25/2014

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Firefighters Join Forces To Give Nearly 500 Bikes To Needy Kids For Christmas

The yeoman holiday effort was spearheaded by the “Bicycles for Children” organization.

12/21/2013

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Postal Service Woes Threaten To Limit ‘Operation Santa’ Effort

For the first time in over a century, a number of children’s letters addressed to Santa Claus may go unanswered, according to postal volunteers.

12/09/2013

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USPS Launches This Year’s ‘Operation Santa’

The U.S. Postal Service Tuesday launched its annual “Operation Santa” program.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/03/2013

Billy Ray Cyrus rocked the Hollywood Christmas Parade Sunday. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment)

82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade Held Sunday Evening

The 82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade kicked off Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

12/01/2013

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Family Made Homeless By Apartment Fire Gets Surprise Visit From Santa

A Highland Park family made homeless by a fire got a surprise visit Thursday from Santa and lots of presents to boot.

12/20/2012

O.P. Otter (pictured) and California sea lions Clyde and Seamore put on a hilarious holiday show called “Clyde and Seamore's Night Before Christmas.”

Holiday Road Trip to SeaWorld

Consider an aquatic holiday with a family trip to SeaWorld San Diego. You can see it from the freeway, it’s the Skytower. This 320-foot icon is especially noticeable this time of the year when it […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/09/2011

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Roger’s Gardens a Holiday Shopping Wonderland

In December Roger’s Gardens in Orange County transforms into a Christmas wonderland and a pleasant place to shop and visit Santa Claus. You know it’s going to happen. You will be in the middle of […]

12/07/2011

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A Guide To SoCal’s Tree-Lighting Ceremonies

November brings falling leaves, Thanksgiving meals and the unofficial start of the Christmas season with tree lighting ceremonies in nearly every city across the Southland. Here is a guide.

CBS Los Angeles–11/01/2011

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Bawdy Santa, 69, Who Appeared On ‘Tonight Show’ Found Dead

A Santa Claus who appeared on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” after he was fired from a downtown San Francisco Macy’s store over some bawdy humor has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/30/2011

Santa, uh, Brad Kriser, is a dog person. (credit: CBS)

Go Greyhound? Studio City Pet Supply Store Gives $25K To Animal Rescue Group

It was Christmas in July, literally, for a Greyhound rescue group Wednesday in Studio City.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/20/2011

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Secret Santa: NORAD Won’t Reveal How It Tracks St. Nick

Tracking Santa’s travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Command, and it unfolds Friday for the 55th year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2010

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