But not this year.
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It was all part of a surprise organised by her mother, Ronelle Adam, who had secretly taught Westminster Police Chief Salvatore Albert how to sign in the days leading up to the visit.
Albert has played Santa for 15 years in the US town and he told ABC News he was happy to be part of the plan.
‘It was amazing to see the smile on her face and her eyes wide open with joy that Santa knew sign language. I am going to try to learn more for next year,’ Albert said.