Santa Edson is a professional Santa that lives and plays in Edson, Alberta, Canada - just halfway between his two favourite places - Jasper National Park and the West Edmonton Mall, the largest playground in the world.
Santa Edson is a graduate of the 2009 Victor Nevada Santa School in Calgary, 2009 and the CW Howard Santa School of Midland, Michigan, 2012 the world's oldest Santa Training School, and from The International University of Santa Claus 2013.and is available wherever a professional Santa is needed. I have an RCMP criminal clearance and a child predator clearance.
Santa Edson has the traditional look of the early Santa Claus, but has real leather boots, real leather belt, several Santa suits including an Old Fashioned Santa, a walking candy cane and a love in his heart for children of all ages, and has been the Edson and District Chamber of Commerce Santa in their annual Christmas Parade since 2008.
Other appearances around Edson include Shoppers Drug Mart, WalMart, Me & Sweet Pea, Source For Sports, Drostan Community Hall, Coal Valley Children's Christmas Party, MacDonalds Breakfast With Santa, and numerous private and corporate functions.
Santa Edson has also appeared at private functions in Whitecourt and corporate events in St. Albert, CFB Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Stony Plain.
Santa Edson's corporate events have included but not limited to:
Coal Valley Resources
Xtreme Hot Oil Services
Town of Edson
Edson & District Chamber of Commerce
RBC Global Asset Management
Santa's Little Helper Shopping Extravaganza
A former radio news broadcaster and a municipal politician of 15 years (1992-2007) Santa Edson knows the area well and has seen many boys and girls grow up to be fine examples of community citizens.
Santa Edson also travels throughout the province. The sleigh knows no bounds. Travel time is calculated from Edson, Alberta return
St. Nicholas: Father Christmas figure
Santa Edson: Santa Claus
Nicholas of Myra.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 240 minutes
Depending on time available, Santa Edson/ St. Nicholas can mingle with your guests, child or adult and pose for pictures. A formal picture setting arranged by you is where Santa can have children visit and tell of their secret Christmas wishes whilst having their picture taken. If time permits, a reading by Santa from one of his books, or an old fashioned Christmas carol sing-a-long.
For those who celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas Dec 5/6, I can be there with you. Also for festivities surrounding the Orthodox Christmas Celebrations of Jan 7th.
Santa can be at your corporate party and distribute year end bonus rewards to your employees and again, with picture.
Are you a real estate salesperson or a car salesperson? Treat your customers to an official key handover by Santa. Arrange to do this on a particular afternoon and make an event out of Santa delivering your cars and trucks or your houses.
Getting hitched? Who better than Santa to be the one to deliver the ring to your intended. Locations can vary, restaurants, lounges, home, you call it.
Good sturdy chair when Santa doesn't bring his own.
Depending on location, Santa or St. Nicholas may need a place to change. This should be private, out of public sight and secure. Sometimes Santa or St. Nicholas can show up, ready to go but be aware that it may not always be the case. In situations where booking exceeds 3 hours, Santa may need to take a health break or at the very least fix himself up. A bottle of water is always appreciated, especially in hot rooms.
Winter months are not too bad as far as warmth goes, but sometimes in some situations, the heat is cranked up, and in the case of photography, the lights are hot. A small breeze blowing from a directed fan is always welcome.
If Santa is to sit while taking children's wishes or posing for portraits, a sturdy chair is recommended. It need not be an easy chair. A solid chair with a straight back is best providing that it is sturdy and could support the weight of a Santa and a small child or two. Hey, sometimes adults will sit on Santa's knee too, so sturdiness is important more than comfort. Thank you for thinking of Santa but no-thank you to recliners or deep cushioned chairs and sofas. .
It is always advised to have a helper work with Santa...someone who can lead children to Santa, or even help hand out gifts or treats. Names on packages should be in very large letters because lighting and even Santa's age can make names hard to read.
In many cases, once children have received their gifts from Santa and opened them, they are no longer interested in Santa and their attention span is gone. It is best to have the presentation of gifts at the end of your function, and Santa can leave without a lot of whoopla.
Depends on client needs but clients usually provide the chair, gifts, treats etc.
12-22-2013 — Marlboro-Edson-Miller's Lake
12-15-2013 — Edson
12-14-2013 — Drostan
12-08-2013 — Ft. Edmonton
12-01-2013 — Edson
11-30-2013 — Edson
11-24-2013 — Wildwood
11-23-2013 — Sherwood Park
11-17-2013 — River Cree, Enoch
2007: 12 gigs
2008: 17 gigs
2009: 19 gigs
2010: 24 gigs
2011: 36 gigs
2012: 18 gigs
2013: 11 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Christmas Party, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Parade, Trade Show