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    Santa (the alias of Perry Mogul) steps out of his car before he enters a South Portland business to entertain at a 1999 Christmas Party.

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    Santa Claus (who also goes by Captain Francine Breton) greets inmates at the Cumberland County Jail during the 1999 Christmas party.

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    Rachel Germaine, 4, of Westbrook, sits on Santa's knee in 1999 while he looks over her Christmas list at a Santa's Village set up by Charlie Kilbride of Westbrook.

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    Santa Claus arrived at Portland Head Light by helicopter in 1999 to deliver gifts to children of Coast Guard employees.

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    Better not pout … Santa’s coming to town – again - Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Christmas came a bit early to members of the 2000 Portland Pirates and their families. Lia Huscort, 9, daughter of Jamie Huscroft, leads a parade of Santa and other hockey players and their children during a skating party at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The sure-footed Santa arrived with a bundle of presents to give out to the skaters.

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    More than 150 skiing Santas took to the slopes at Sunday River in Newry for a 2000 charity event that collected gifts for the Bethel Rotary Club's annual gift drive for needy children.

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    This Santa was seen in front of a home along Route 115 in Yarmouth in 2000. No snow meant Santa needed to find other means of travel.

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    Better not pout … Santa’s coming to town – again - David Leaming/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Santa ( otherwise known as Gerald Vigue, owner of the Melody Ranch in Fairfield), whoops it up as Santa in 2001 with some of the 300 residents of area nursing homes at an annual Christmas party.

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    Samantha White, 5, of Skowhegan pulls on Santa's hand as he greets children following a parade through Skowhegan as part of the 2002 Holiday Stroll.

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    Santa Claus waves to passing motorists on Main Street during Freeport's 2003 winter festival.

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    Santa made the rounds in 2003 at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland.

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    Delani Harrington, 1, reaches for her mother while sitting on Santa's lap in Smithfield. The jolly old elf rode in a town firetruck in 2004 and stopped at the homes of children to ask what they wanted for Christmas.

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    Santa Claus waves to school children before taking them home for Christmas Break in bus 31 at Atwood Elementary School in Oakland in 2005. Santa drove students from Messalonskee High School, Messalonskee Junior High School, Atwood Primary School Elementary, Williams Elementary and Sidney Elementary.

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    Tom Wilbur of Cape Elizabeth, dressed as Santa Claus, plays in the Tuba Christmas Concert at the L.L. Bean Discovery Park Stage in Freeport. It was the 54th year for the concert which was part of the Sparkle 2005 events in town.

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    Ella Gahagan, 23 months, left, and her sister Taylor, 7, get a greeting from Santa Claus at the Maine Mall in South Portland in 2008.

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    Santa Claus greets passengers on the Narrow Gauge Railroad Train part of "The Polar Express Train" in 2010. The train ride last 45 minutes and started at the Narrow Gauge before heading to the "North Pole" where visitors meet Santa Claus.

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    William Burke, 2, of Gray, sits on Santa's lap at the Maine Mall as Santa points out where the camera is in 2012.

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    Bob Noiles of Gorham watches his golfing partner Santa (aka Ron Hebert of Portland) line up a putt on the second hole at Nonesuch Golf Course in Scarborough on Dec. 24, 2012. The two had planned a quick game of golf before some last minute shopping and Hebert decided to spread some holiday cheer by golfing in costume.

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    Avery Rodrigue, 7 months, of Saritoga, N.Y., cries as he sits on Santa Claus' lap at Kringleville at Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville in 2012.

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    Romeo Remy, 69, gets a special 2013 Meals-on-Wheels delivery at his apartment at Elm Towers in Waterville.

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    Santa talks to one of his elves as he leads a group of kids and adults on the newly completed sections of the West End Trail in Yarmouth on Dec. 24, 2013.

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    Mrs. Claus, left, and Santa Claus are led by toy soldiers into the Olde Federal Building in downtown Augusta in 2014.

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    Santa Claus dances with his elves Friday evening on his float during the 2014 Parade of Lights in downtown Waterville.

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    Good time management allows Santa to read to 4-year-old Paige Brooks at the Maine Mall even as the big day approaches in 2014.

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    Avery Woodman, left, tells Santa she would like a "real big" teddy bear for Christmas at Kringleville in the Center in Waterville on Dec. 18, 2016. Waiting their turn to speak with Santa are Kaelynn and Aubrey.

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    Estella Browlee, 11 months, of Portland steals a glance at Santa while posing for photos at Portland's 2016 tree lighting in Monument Square.

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    Santa Claus cradles 2016 newborn Sterling Charneski at The Maine Mall in South Portland.

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