Although Seaside isn’t the North Pole, they DO have Santa Claus.  This week he was discovered decorating the community tree and on Friday, November 27th, you can catch him in the annual Pacific Power Parade of Lights in downtown Seaside.

What make this Santa a bit different is that he’s not only busy in December but also in July. On July 4th The Seaside Chamber of Commerce produces the largest fireworks show on the North Coast.  It is synchronized to music which is broadcast across the beach and on the local radio station.  Santa is also a professional pyrotechnician, who designs and then fires off the show.  He has a full natural white beard and wears his Santa hat under his fireworks hard hat.

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