I am a 365 day a year Santa Claus performer. I am from Dayton, Ohio and generally work the tri-state area of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. I have performed in several different States as Santa Claus. I have worked as Santa in many different types of venues. I have worked in Malls locally and nationally. I have been used as a Professional Model for a web company known as MYSantaPictures.com
I have Filmed Professional Videos for children for Christmas morning, I also have appeared on TV for the show Extreme Home Makeover Christmas edition. I have appeared on TV affilates both locally and away as well. I have appeared in newspaper print in Dayton, Xenia, Columbus, Medina Ohio as well in Boston, Ma. I have appeared in Parades in Ohio and Gatlinburg, Tn.
I am a Founding Member of The Buckeye Santas of Ohio, as well as a Past President and sitting Board Member of the organization. I have attended and graduated from The International University of Santa Claus with my Masters of Santa Claus. I continue to train each month and year to improve upon my skills as Santa Claus. I meet monthly with the Buckeye Santas to receive more training as well as help provide training to our Santa Members. I have attended training regionally in Santa Claus Indiana with the Midwest Santa organization.
So you can see that I take being Santa Claus very seriously. I believe it is my calling to be Santa Claus. It is quite simply "The Greatest Job In The World".
Many of the old time comics and actors and singers such as Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Art Carne, Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, George Burns, The Smoothers Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, Lucille Ball, The Marx Brothers, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope just to name a few. They were all great performers, but my single greatest influence was my Dad. He gave me the love of Christmas like no other person could. He loved it so much. He enjoyed everything about Christmas. The giving, the joy of the season, his family, his church and what the season really stood for him, which was the celebration of the baby Jesus birth.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 30 minutes
A great attitude toward's adults and children, that express's joy, happiness and a great love in my performance as Santa Claus. It brings me a great joy to see the smiles that I bring not only to children, but to the adults as well. I love to see the grown-ups go back in time as I see and watch their reactions when I enter a room. There's nothing like the joy I get when I see the children get so excited. As Santa you have to love people or you shouldn't be doing it. For me, this is a calling. It is quite simply the greatest job in the world. I take being Santa very seriously. You would never catch me drinking or smoking or using foul language in public. I do the typical Santa Claus interview, Read a book if needed, sing Happy Birthday - Jingle Bells - and so on. Hand out gifts if needed, and do many types of visits.
For any type of Santa gig that requires long distance travel, the client will provide all necessary transportation to the event as well as overnight accomidations if needed. These expenses would include at the clients cost, all Air Travel from my home State to the Event City, all travel expense from the Airport to the event, all travel expense from the event to the Hotel, and then all return travel expense to my home State. Also, should the need arise to travel by Rail, this would be at the expense of the client. There would be no expense incured by me the performer. All meals would be paid by the client if an overnight stay should need to happen.
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