Santa has been coming to Manteca for more than 50 years but this year is a bit different, as Saint Nick and the Manteca Downtown Merchant’s Association works to raise funds to build Santa a new house.
“Its warmer here than it is in the north pole no matter if its pouring down rain I love to do it because of the community atmosphere I love the people I love the children,” the man said.
Lately, though, his warmer Manteca home has fallen into a state of disrepair.
“We have some mold, dry rot problems, the roof at anytime can start leaking because it needs to be re-shingled,” Santa said.
Santa wants his new house to also be wheel chair accessible for children with disabilities.
The Downtown merchants association brings Santa here ever year. They have saved enough money to begin to fix Santa’s house if you would like to help donations can be made at www.giveforward.com.