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Mayor Giles and the It’s Always Cool in Mesa podcast present The Man Who Killed Santa Claus

By Casey Blake
November 14, 2022 at 3:10 pm

As part of the Merry Main Street events in downtown Mesa, Mayor John Giles and several local actors will perform a live retelling of "The Man Who Killed Santa Claus"on November 25 at 7 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center. The evening will also feature musical guests and will be recorded for a future episode of the Its Always Cool in Mesa podcast, also hosted by Mayor Giles. Tickets for the live event are $10 and available now at the Mesa Arts Center box office, online at mesaartscenter.com, or by calling 480-644-6500.

"The holiday season in Mesa is something I look forward to each year, and Im thrilled this evening of storytelling and entertainment is becoming a tradition for everyone to enjoy, said Mesa Mayor John Giles. The Man Who Killed Santa Claus is a great story, in part, because its true! Thats what the podcast is all about sharing some of the great stories, places, people and events that are treasured in our city.

Its Always Cool in Mesa, now in its third season and available on Apple, Google and Spotify. Past episodes of the podcast include Mesa Pub Crawl: The Hot New Oxymoron, Jagger Eaton, Mesas Skateboarding Olympian, and Alice Cooper Comes to Town.

Those attending the live event are encouraged to enjoy the Merry Main Street tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. and visit a downtown eatery for dinner prior to the performance. Everyone is invited to return to Downtown Mesa throughout the season to take part in ice skating and other holiday activities.

The Man Who Killed Santa Claus is generously sponsored by Caliber - The Wealth Development Company.