Here’s a video of maybe the real Santa Claus rappelling down a rope towards his mall-throne at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall in Florida. SPOILER: He has some complications with the rope and his beard, and faces the dilemma of whether or not to sacrifice his own personal safety so as not to shatter the Santa Claus illusion for the large group of kids watching him. He decides very quickly, and it is funny.
Related question: Why is Santa rappelling down a rope? Is that a thing Santa does? Well, apparently not:
(via Ben Mandelker from the B-Side Blog)