Does Santa Exist?

Unfortunately, Santa Claus is a fictional character that has evolved based on an old Dutch folklore character named Sinterklaas. The mythical Santa Claus character, often called St. Nick, is said to live in the North Pole and ride around on a sleigh on Christmas Eve giving children presents.

Santa Claus is often depicted as a plump old man with a large white beard. In Western countries, if children behave throughout the year, parents give them presents and pretend that they were dropped off in the middle of the night by Santa. The name Santa Claus first appeared in American press in 1773.