Barnegat Leader

Santa Claus Making House Calls in Barnegat Through Dec. 23

Dec 11, 2017
Courtesy of: Spoiled Rotten Kids Consignment

Since last spring, the Spoiled Rotten Kids Consignment shop has been on hiatus as it works on opening up a new location in Barnegat Township, at 455 North Main St. (Route 9). But one part of the business is thriving, where costumed characters entertain at children’s birthday parties. An aspect of that is house visits from Santa Claus, for which business owner Trace Corcino started taking requests last weekend.

“I’ve had more than 200 bookings,” said Corcino. “I plan to have these visits available through Dec. 23.”

Corcino said she wanted to provide an alternative for people visiting Santa at the major shopping malls.

“You have to drive awhile to get there, and at the mall it gets so hectic with parking and traffic,” she said. “I figured that for a $25 fee, Santa can come to your home for 15 minutes and greet children and pose for pictures. Kids can have just as much fun as they would at the malls, minus the crowds.”

Corcino opened Spoiled Rotten Kids Consignment in 2010; it was formerly located at the Gunning River Mall in Barnegat. Unlike other similar businesses, Corcino’s store catered strictly to young children, from newborn to preteens. Merchandise included clothing items, toys, stuffed animals, bassinets, cribs, strollers, high chairs and car seats, books, puzzles and games.

“We’re hoping to get into our new place in February,” she said.

For information on Santa visits, call Corcino at 732-832-6269. —E.E.

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