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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa, And He Lives In Bergen County

Believe it or not, Santa Claus is based in Ridgefield Park.
Believe it or not, Santa Claus is based in Ridgefield Park. Photo Credit: Submitted
Kris Kringle makes appearances in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties.
Kris Kringle makes appearances in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties. Photo Credit: Submitted

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- It's not easy catching up with Santa this time of year -- he's busy with his elves after all.

Luckily, between toy-making and checking list his list for who's naughty and nice, Daily Voice caught up with him. Apparently, Santa has a couple addresses aside from the North Pole and one of them is Ridgefield Park where his website SantaNJ is based and where he lives most of the year (his other residences includeCork, Ireland and Leamington Spa, England, he said).

Kris Kringle, as he likes to be called, makes personal visits at events, parties and individual homes in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties as well as in New York City.

He said he loves getting to visit with all the children he meets -- "children from all walks of life in all sorts of situations." "I never get tired of it," he said.

Some lucky Bergen county residents may have seen him at the Edgewater and Woodcliff Lake tree lightings, which he does each year. Next up: Uno Chicago Grill in Clifton Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

"I'm pretty much everywhere," added Kringle, "I do about five to six events a day. It's best to check my Facebook page for where I'll be appearing next."

Of course one can always look up in the sky for that sleigh. Or go to www.santanj.com/ .

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