WHO IS @SANTACORKY?
To help Santa reach as many children as possible during the holiday season, Corky Kinter started small. When his kids were growing up, Kinter would dress up as Santa to visit their classrooms and church functions, donning a fake beard and red suit complete with a hearty ho-ho-ho. Seven years ago, Kinter’s son wanted to take nice photos of his children with Santa, so he asked his father to put on the fake beard again and pose as the big man as he did years ago.
Santa Corky’s first order of business was growing a Claus-worthy beard. Then Kinter’s son suggested he start a TikTok account. And then Santa Corky’s presence grew to 1.8M followers and growing.
Santa Corky’s busy season starts in November, when he makes himself available for family photo sessions. When December arrives, it’s mostly appearances at store events, business parties, and Zoom and video calls.