Michael Brickman of Park Ridge, a.k.a. Santa Brickman, a son of Irene and the late Jyle Brickman of Glen Rock, formerly of Paramus, continues his 12-year tradition suiting up as a Santa Claus for Park Ridge and surrounding towns. The Brickmans are long-time members of the JCC of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah and Temple Sholom of River Edge.
Families and organizations book Mr. Brickman to act as Santa Claus for events from November through New Year’s. The money he raises he donates to local organizations including police and fire departments, the Triboro Food Pantry, Park Ridge Library, Helmets for Heroes, and Wounded Warriors.