The Santa Experience is getting ready to get going at the Mall of America as stores get ready for Christmas. And Santa Larry is coming back.

There was a little bit of controversy last year at the Mall of America as Larry was the mall's first black Santa. Santa Larry told KARE11 he continues to remember Minnesota nice.

There were people that had threatened to boycott the mall. The Santa Experience knew they needed him back. There were way more positive notes received about Larry than bad ones.

Landon Luther, co-owner of the "experience," says that Larry is very talented and is the reason they want him back.

Apparently it's a good idea as a lot of Santa Larry's time is booked at mall already. He will be there for 8 days starting Nov. 30. You can still book some time here.

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