Pastor visits shop grotto to tell children Santa's not real 2 years ago

Pastor visits shop grotto to tell children Santa's not real

A man in the US upset a lot of children and parents recently when he visited a Santa's grotto.

Pastor David Grisham, a self-proclaimed Christian evangelist, went to the Santa House at North Pole Alaska, a Christmas experience aimed at families, to rant about Santa and filmed himself throughout.

Speaking to the camera outside, he says he wants to remind the kids that "Christmas is about Jesus."

"There's a full house inside... so I'm going to go inside and tell them the truth, that Jesus is the saviour, he's the one that was born on Christmas Day."

"That's what Christmas is about."

He then makes his way inside and heads for the families waiting in line to see the man in red.

"I wanted to tell you kids today too that Santa Claus does not exist. Santa Claus is not real," he tells the children.

"The man you’re going to meet today is a man wearing a suit like a costume and it’s make-believe. It’s not real... Your parents have been telling you a story that is not true."

To be fair to them, those waiting to visit Santa do their best to ignore the pastor

A staff member then comes over to ask him to leave.

He continues his rant as he leaves. His video, posted to Facebook at the end of last month, has racked up over 560,000 views and plenty of angry comments.

This isn't the first such stunt from the pastor, who runs an organisation called Repent Amarillo that's been called a hate group, according to Huffington Post.

He went on similar tirade in a shopping centre in Texas last year.