Pandemic causing dip in Santa suit rentals

Posted at 11:35 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 23:35:46-05

The pandemic is now even affecting Santa.

Coronavirus has caused Santa suit sales and rentals to decline this year.

A costume shop owner in Arizona says she looks forward to dressing Santa and his helpers, but they're barely coming in. Around this time, she'd usually be booked and ordering more suits to restock. She assumes people are adjusting to the new normal.

"What I’m not seeing is big corporations. They usually do like big parties for their employees. I'm not seeing a lot of those Santa's come in. I'm seeing more just families who want Santa to visit the kids and want to have pictures with Santa."

After a not so stellar Halloween season, she says if this Christmas season declines any further her 24 year run in the costume business will be coming to an end.