About how old was your child when they stopped being afraid of Santa?
Jo is 3 1/2 and she's still terrified of Santa. She's been saying this week how she's not afraid of him anymore and stuff, but we took her to the parade today and when Santa came around the corner on his float she acted like he was swinging a machete and screaming death threats at her. She started shrieking and crying and trying to climb up my leg. I picked her up and she kept on screaming "Nooo noooo!". She buried her face in my shoulder screaming and crying and refused to look up until Santa was gone our of sight. She cried for a good 30 minutes afterwards and has been whiny all day since.
My almost 3 year old loved seeing him but my 5 year old is terrified!
DD's never been afraid (she's 4). DD wasn't scared of him, just nervous to go meet Santa by himself when he was 15 months old. By the next year he was fine (he's 7 now and I think I might get one more yer out of Santa with him after this year)
My daughter is 7. And we were never able to enjoy the "Santa" phase because she was terrified from 3 months on. So we spared her the trauma and told her the truth. I hope your little one grows out of it soon!