Theres a new Santa in town and SHE’S coming to Mini Jake!



We are so excited to have Santa back at Mini Jake this year from 2-6pm for the weekend of December 6th and 7th. But unlike most, this Santa is a girl!

santa hugFifth-generation New Yorker, Erica Goepel loves her role as Santa. This is her seventh year wearing the red suit! In 2012, The Wall Street Journal featured Erica in a story stating, “Few things make her happier than entertaining children as Santa.” Perhaps it’s finding out about the special things little ones are hoping to find on Christmas morning or maybe it’s the magical feeling children get when they see “Santa”… Whatever it is this Santa loves it!

Native Brooklynite and Professional photographer, Malik Cumbo, will capture each moment (with or without Santa) on a 4×6 print to take home for just $30 a sitting. Malik offers full photo packages online and ask him about obtaining links to digital images as well.

Mini Jake owner, artist, and local mom, Inga Rogers, has created a wonderland experience like no other with modern touches that Mini Jake is known for. Assuring that this years portrait will be one to treasure for years to come.


Santa and Malik are a seasoned team who have worked together bringing Santa to other Brooklyn neighborhoods like Clinton Hill and have both been part of the local family concert series, “Hip Tot Music Fest.” Mini Jake has also had Santa experience, this being the third year the lady Clause has visited the store. So no worries if Santa’s lap doesn’t seem appealing, this team is prepared with alternate set ups and are professionals at getting Santa to photo bomb!


Santa is only at Mini Jake for one weekend so go to and click ‘events’ to reserve your spot


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