BANGOR – A man known to bring Christmas cheer to the airport mall for the past decade is now at a loss after the mall told him he is no longer welcome.
The airport mall is not allowing Santa Claus to come back this holiday season. Michael Strout says that last year they had to push to bring the festivities to the mall, but were allowed in at the last minute. However, this year, they are not as lucky.
And while Strout believes it has to do with lack of spending, he says he doesn’t do it for the money.
“To us it’s more about the meaning of Christmas. It’s just about having the ability to be there and see these kids year after year after year and to put a smile on their face with a stuffed animal.” Michael Strout, Airport Mall Santa Claus
If you are interested in having Strout and his Christmas family come to your location, send him a message on his Facebook page, Airport Mall Santa.
WP Realty manages the mall, and they have declined to comment.