Santa Claus in the City

Today we explore the birth of Santa Claus in New York City in the early 1800s, the progeny of a prankster writer from downtown (Washington Irving) and a poet and father in Chelsea (C. C. Moore). We hope you enjoy!

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The featured photo above is of Santa overseeing dim sum in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Here’s a photo from Clement Clark Moore Park about their annual recitation.

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Further reading:

NYC Parks page on Clement Clark Moore Park.

Some background on Clement Clark Moore from the Museum of the City of New York.

Washington Irving’s “History of New York”.

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