Santa Claus actors at malls and on street corners are one of the most jolly aspects of the holiday season, but Discover Santa 2016 shows that playing Santa can be a full-time gig. The convention, which took place in July, brings together people seriously committed to being the best possible Santa Claus.
Dina Litovsky, a freelance photographer, put together a collection of pictures of Discover Santa 2016. The images show off the impressive size of the convention. Despite its seasonal incongruity, Discover Santa 2016 pulled in an impressive group of over 750 impersonators. Beyond Santas, attendees included Mrs. Claus and elf impersonators as well.
Events at the convention include workshops and panels, vendor booths selling things like cooling vests and Santa suits, and the 'Sno-lympics' (a casual athletics tournament.) The convention as a whole is held as a benefit for the Toys for Tots organization.
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