The Santa Experience inside the Mall of America is bringing a unique experience to Twin Cities families this year. For the first time since it opened, a black Santa Claus will help spread the Christmas cheer. Santa Larry Jefferson is from Dallas and will spend four days taking pictures and videos for families by appointment at the Santa Experience.

“It’s no big deal, I’m still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color,” Jefferson said. He is one of thousands of Santa’s helpers, who pose for pictures inside malls and shopping centers across the country. “The Santa Experience is so excited to have created this opportunity and this experience,” said Landon Luther, the owner of The Santa Experience. READ MORE