Harold has spend more than three decades spreading Christmas cheer in Melbourne.
As Santa, he has been greeting children and parents at Greensborough Plaza in Melbourne’s north east for 33 years.
“I love the people here and Greensborough is the best place,” he said.
The shopping centre stalwart has seen and heard it all over the years, and while there are still plenty of requests for traditional toys, things have changed over time.
“Computers, playstations, they all want them,” he said.
“If mum and dad don’t have them, they want one.”
Harold is so popular he’s been visited by multiple generations, which he says is “magic”.
“My sister-in-law has been coming here since her kids were born, so she recommended him, and my kids had a great time,” one visitor said.