Santa the NYC Tour

A true magical history tour of Santa Claus's NYC, which made him world famous, and Santa started in NYC Santa Claus NYC Tour

Santa Claus grew up in New York City!

Grandson of St. Nicholas of Myra, Son of Dutch SinterKlaas, Santa Claus was summoned to New York City to promote the 3Ps. Peace (tolerance and family-oriented), Patriotism, and Prosperity (gift giving). Surprised? Me, too! Santa Claus' story could only happen here in NYC. Let's paint the town red, and celebrate the jolly old man's New York City history, and how we helped spread Santa's fame across

Operating as usual

12/05/2021

Happy St Nicholas Day Eve.

1624-1822: Dutch Nieuw Amsterdamers and New Yorkers Celebrate Sinter Klaas' Eve (St Nicholas Day Eve).

The evening is still the traditional Dutch night of gift-giving and gifts from Sinter Klaas, who, with Black Peter, goes down the chimney after landing on the roof with a flying horse.

Sinter's gifts go in the good childrens' wooden shoes. Bad children get a switch stick.

Chirstmastime is not a big gift giving day for the Dutch, more of a quiet church and family time.

They celebrate him on the eve of his Saint Day because the Dutch Reformation prohibited celebrating Saints Days, but Saint Nicholas is very popular!

The Story Behind the Most Famous Christmas Poem of All 11/28/2021

The Story Behind the Most Famous Christmas Poem of All

Quoted in the Columbia University alumni about NYC' Santa Claus heritage and Clement Clark Moore.

https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/story-behind-most-famous-christmas-poem-all

The Story Behind the Most Famous Christmas Poem of All The improbable tale of Santa Claus, Columbia, and Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas."

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement » A place to grow 01/06/2021

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement » A place to grow

I hosted a Santa Claus' NYC webinar.

I am spending most of the proceeds to pay for my holiday gifts! :D

The rest will go to the Jacob Riis Youth Academy to help kids succeed through education and activities that make a difference. Jacob Riis enlisted Santa Claus to inspire generosity, including founding that youth center over a century ago.

http://www.riissettlement.org

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement » A place to grow “The mission of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is to build and strengthen underserved communities in Western Queens and act as a catalyst for change.”

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar 12/06/2020

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar

In 1810, on this date, Santa Claus was born at a New-York Historical Society dinner. Santa was summoned here by the New-York Historical Society, which needed Santa Claus to promote patriotism, peace among our diverse populace, and prosperity.

He is America's SinterKlaas, or St. Nicholas, born in 343.

Happy St. Nicholas Day, December 6th!

If you are interested in learning and experiencing Santa's development in NYC, I am leading a webinar on December 22nd 2020 at 5:30

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-claus-history-of-the-worlds-most-legendary-new-yorker-webinar-registration-129743041931

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com

12/05/2020

Happy St Nicholas Day Eve.

1624-1822: Dutch Nieuw Amsterdamers and New Yorkers Celebrate Sinter Klaas' Eve (St Nicholas Day Eve).

The evening is still the traditional Dutch night of gift-giving and gifts from Sinter Klaas, who, with Black Peter, goes down the chimney after landing on the roof with a flying horse.

Sinter's gifts go in the good childrens' wooden shoes. Bad children get a switch stick.

Chirstmastime is not a big gift giving day for the Dutch, more of a quiet church and family time.

They celebrate him on the eve of his Saint Day because the Dutch Reformation prohibited celebrating Saints Days, but Saint Nicholas is very popular!

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar 11/30/2020

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar

Now's your chance to learn about Santa's New York City History! 12/22/20 at 5:30 PM from NYC.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-claus-history-of-the-worlds-most-legendary-new-yorker-webinar-registration-129743041931

'Santa Claus: History of the World's Most Legendary New Yorker' Webinar Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com

Santa Claus is ‘immune’ to COVID-19, says Dr. Anthony Fauci 11/23/2020

Santa Claus is ‘immune’ to COVID-19, says Dr. Anthony Fauci

Santa Claus is healthy.

Follow his lead: wash hands, don't touch your face, and make space.

https://nypost.com/2020/11/20/santa-claus-is-immune-from-covid-19-says-dr-anthony-fauci/?fbclid=IwAR33FG1Sc3ddyZpDc0QSF3p37-eTtX2gqMR7fGXyMNStOdBCRGINhS3RnK0

Santa Claus is ‘immune’ to COVID-19, says Dr. Anthony Fauci Santa will be spreading lots of joy — not COVID-19 — when he visits millions of homes this Christmas. That’s because Kris Kringle is immune to coronavirus, according to the nation…

11/21/2020

I will be leading a Santa NYC Webinar tour on 22nd December 2020 at 5pm from New York via NY Adventure Club. Tickets for less than $13.

Macy's will not host Santa Claus in New York store for first time in 160 years 10/22/2020

Macy's will not host Santa Claus in New York store for first time in 160 years

Santa Land will not be at Macy's in 2020 to keep everyone socially distanced. You can see him on the web, when the time comes.

I will continue doing socially-distanced, private tours of New York City's rich Santa Claus heritage.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/522285-macys-will-not-host-santa-claus-in-new-york-store-for-first?fbclid=IwAR0Z1rSgsXrdRaaLzfI01bJ5eUYkHZvR_QPIoBtnGl0JpAEjai6lLYLJTWw

Macy's will not host Santa Claus in New York store for first time in 160 years Macy’s will not feature Santa Claus at its New York City store for the first time in more than 160 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the department store announced Thursday.

03/28/2020

Santa says that it is nice to wash your hands so that the lather looks like his beard!

jaredthenyctourguide.com 12/21/2019

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa's NYC Birthday Tours

Please spread the word about my NY Times-featured Santa Claus in NYC tour on Christmas Eve 2019, 10AM-1PM.

Santa Claus, the NYC Tour, with Jared the NYC Tour Guide, telling the true story of an immigrant who made it here and changed the world!

We visit where Santa and his reindeer were first seen, and where famous writers and illustrators brought Santa to life. Enjoy readings, poetry, and images.

You will be surprised about Santa's 3Ps: Patriotism, Peace, & Prosperity.

This 'magical history' tour is factual, and it involves mature content.

We will be walking a couple of miles, climbing some stairs, and taking up to three subway rides.

Tour Starts: 39 Broadway, in former Nieuw Amsterdam and olde New-York, where Santa was born in 1810. Let's meet outside the Duane Reade store. Please do not block the entranceway, nor be conspicuous while waiting there.

Pay what you wish at conclusion.

Tour Ends: Macy's Department Store, or maybe Chelsea.

Tour Length: 3 hours or so.

Please RSVP [email protected]

http://www.jaredthenyctourguide.com/SantaClausNYCBirthDayTour.htm

jaredthenyctourguide.com We can visit where Santa and his reindeer were first seen, where his toy factories started, and where famous writers and illustrators brought Santa to life. Enjoy readings, poetry, and images.

12/06/2019

In 1810, Santa Claus was born in New York City at 39 Broadway, where George Washington lived from 1789-1790. Santa was summoned here by the New-York Historical Society, which needed Santa Claus to promote patriotism, and peace among our diverse populace, and prosperity. Happy St. Nicholas Day!

11/15/2019

December 6th 2019 is Santa Claus' 209th Birthday, born here in New York City, after being Sinter Klaas (St. Nicholas) for hundreds of years in Amsterdam and Nieuw Amsterdam before.

Take a private tour for a couple of hours, or more, to learn about Santa Claus' real NYC history while enjoying the holiday celebrations that he is such a fun part of.

Learn about Santa Claus bringing peace and prosperity and patriotism to Christmas, the 3Ps of Santa Claus, the NYC Tour. http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/SantaClausNYCBirthDayTour.htm

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jaredthenyctourguide.com 10/22/2019

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa's NYC Birthday Tours

Learn about New York City's impact on Santa Claus on this private tour

http://www.jaredthenyctourguide.com/SantaClausNYCBirthDayTour.htm

jaredthenyctourguide.com We can visit where Santa and his reindeer were first seen, where his toy factories started, and where famous writers and illustrators brought Santa to life. Enjoy readings, poetry, and images.

12/25/2018

Christmas in New York.
2018

12/15/2018

14th Street Christmas tree stand.

12/15/2018

Happy Holidays from Jared the NYC Santa Tour Guide on 14th St.

12/10/2018

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
I am not the real Santa Claus, but I lead New York City tours about his history in New York City.
- Jared the NYC Tour Guide
http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/Santa

12/07/2017

Happy Birthday, Santa Claus!

On this Saint Nicholas Day.

http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/Santa

12/05/2017

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa Tour

December 5th 1624-1822: Dutch Nieuw Amsterdamers and New Yorkers Celebrate Sinter Klaas' Eve (St Nicholas Day Eve).

The evening is still the traditional Dutch night of gift-giving and gifts from Sinter Klaas, who, with Black Peter, goes down the chimney after landing on the roof with a flying horse.

Sinter's gifts go in the good childrens' wooden shoes. Bad children get a switch stick for whipping.

Chirstmastime is not a big gift giving day for the Dutch, more of a quiet church and family time.

Sinter Klaas inspired the birth of Santa Claus in New York City, spreading his fame, and popularizing Christmas for family, good behavior, patriotism, and gift giving.

Take my Santa NYC tour to learn about how Santa saved us from violence, drunkenness, and the British!

http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/Santa

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jaredthenyctourguide.com 11/25/2017

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Customized Walking Tours of New York City

As covered in the NYTimes, I lead historical tours of Santa and his NYC origins.

http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/Santa

jaredthenyctourguide.com Jared serves groups, large and small. Tour Operators keep coming back. Jared makes your planning easy. Start with my comprehensive itinerary ideas. When the tour is done you will hear compliments from your happy passengers. Jared's approach for tour operators.

12/22/2016

WBAI Radio Archives

Santa Claus and I are famous on WBAI radio! It being that station, some radical themes, that I don't usually touch on, are explored.

The interview starts around 28:00 minutes in and concludes at about 45:47. We touch upon some Santa Claus' heritage, especially from NYC.

There is also an introduction at around 19:38-24:00 in which they grapple partially with the questions 'Who is Jared Goldstein' and 'Who is Santa Claus'?

How can you listen? Visit http://WBAI.org/archive.php ,

Then you will see a slot that says "All Programs" . Select "Talk Back - New York, We and Thee edition" (shortcut: tap the T key four times).

Click on "Go."

Select Wednesday, December 21st 2016. Click listen.

Interviewers are John McDonagh, Malachy McCourt, and Corey Kilgannon, who wrote my "Character Study" in last Sunday's New York Times.

wbai.org

nytimes.com 12/16/2016

Santa’s a New Yorker. You Got a Problem With That?

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/nyregion/santa-claus-nyc-tour.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0&referer=http://m.facebook.com/

nytimes.com Each December, a Manhattan guide leads a tour making the case that the current image of Santa Claus originated and evolved in New York City.

12/09/2016

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa Tour

This Tuesday 2pm 12/13 I am providing an affordable Santa the NYC Tour for a select few upon application.

http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com/Santa

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jaredthenyctourguide.com 12/06/2016

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa's NYC Birthday Tours

Happy Birthday Santa Claus. December 6th 1810. 39 Broadway, New York City.
See it and more on Santa the NYC Tour
http://www.jaredthenyctourguide.com/Santa

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12/05/2016

The evening, December 5th, is still the traditional Dutch night of gift-giving and gifts from Sinter Klaas, who, with Black Peter, goes down the chimney after landing on the roof with a flying horse.

Sinter Klaas's gifts go in the good childrens' wooden shoes. Bad children get a switch stick.

December 6th is the day Santa Claus was born in New York City in 1810. He was brought here by the New-York Historical Society.

Chirstmastime is not a big gift giving day for the Dutch, more of a quiet church and family time.

nytimes.com 12/18/2015

New York Today: A Little History of Christmas

A NY Times article about NYC's impact on Christmas. I cover much of this and more on my "Santa Claus, the NYC Tour."

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/18/nyregion/new-york-today-a-little-history-of-christmas.html?_r=0

nytimes.com Friday: The holiday’s New York origins, brisk weather, and the official vote.

12/12/2015

Timeline Photos

12/06/2015

Happy 205th Birthday, Santa Claus.
Learn about it on my "Santa Claus: the NYC Tour."

12/02/2015

Event: St. Nicholas Day at the Wyckoff House Museum at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in...

Anyone want to experience the arrival of Dutch St. Nicholas / Sinterklaas a day before his birthday? This Saturday, December 5th 2015, in Brooklyn's old Dutch house, the Wyckoff Farm?

http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/05/st-nicholas-day

nycgovparks.org 12/5 1pm | Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with colonial music, treats,…

jaredthenyctourguide.com 11/30/2015

Jared the NYC Tour Guide | Santa's NYC Birthday Tours

December 6th 2015 is Santa Claus' 205th Birthday! December 6th - 25th is Santa the NYC Tour Season.
http://jaredthenyctourguide.com/SantaClausNYCBirthDayTour.htm

jaredthenyctourguide.com See where Santa and his reindeer were first seen, where his toy factories started, and where famous writers and illustrators make Santa come alive. Enjoy readings and poetry, all in character.

ny.curbed.com 11/30/2015

The Strange Story of NYC's 'Santa Claus Building' That Never Was

Sometimes people take advantage of Santa Claus' reputation for generosity and goodness.

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/11/30/the_strange_story_of_nycs_santa_claus_building_that_never_was.php

ny.curbed.com Adapted from Alex Palmer's new book, 'The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York' On...

11/26/2015

Christmas in Thanksgiving, NYC 2015.

11/10/2015

Jared Goldstein's Santa Tours

An oldie, but a goodie, about my Santa's NYC Tour.

http://forward.com/articles/133931/a-santa-tour-de-force/

forward.com What’s a nice Jewish boy doing giving Santa Claus tours in New York City? That question can be posed to Jared Goldstein, an ebullient East Village resident who in recent years has led visitors around the city on many kinds of tours.

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General information

The tour generally begins at Bowling Green, where Santa was first seen. The tour generally ends at Macy's. "Generally?" This tour is just for you. We start at your convenience. RSVP with Jared, your Santa's Birthday Tour-Guide, [email protected] or (917) 533-1057.

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