A few months before Christmas, Marco Islander Dennis MacDonald decidedly lets his beard grow out, and just for a short time, he may even try to put on a few pounds as he gets ready for something he absolutely relishes doing each year, being Santa Claus!
Now, Santa’s and Santa’s helpers are everywhere this time of year, but a true Santa is hard to come by—just ask any mom. Besides the beard, the red suit and a belly like a bowl full of jelly and talking to children are equally important. True Santa’s like to make it fun!
When asked how old he is, Santa answers 732 years old. He then tells them about a present he brought to a teacher or parent when they were children. Pictured is a holiday party held recently at Grace Place. The highlight of the party was a visit by Santa himself. Watch for Santa cruising along the beach in a helicopter on Christmas Day! He will start in Naples at 2:00 PM and be around Marco’s beach at around 2:30 PM.