An American with a home in the French town of Vimoutiers, in Normandy, looks so much like Santa that the locals want him to play the part.
A North Pole city councilmember named Santa Claus saw his Facebook account suspended this month. Facebook told him he had to prove his identity to get it re-established.
Santa Claus will start his ride at Gruening Park at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and eventually make his way through the valley to Back Loop Road.
Several communities across the state voted in new mayors in local elections Tuesday.