- Typical Gig: 60 - 360 minutes
- Fee: $150 and up
- Insurance: $1,000,000 - Carl carries liability insurance through K & K Insurance.
- Languages: English
WHAT WE OFFER
School or Church Event
Day Care Center
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY
Prices begin at $150.00
Discount for events lasting 2 hours or more. Please email for details.
Additional Booking Notes
This can be a stage or roving performance.
No special technical requirements.
Carl Skenes has been in the business for forty years, sharing his talent with appreciative audiences at festivals, theme parks and corporate events around the world. He'll do a great job at your child's birthday party, bar or bat mitzvah, or your daughter's Quinceanera.
If you wish to have balloon creations delivered to your friends or loved ones, he can do that, too!
He doesn't face paint, he doesn't walk on stilts, he doesn't juggle- he's just a darned good balloon twister. His creations LOOK like the characters they represent.
The laughs are fast and furious in Carl's show, combining deft skill, showmanship, and non-stop comedy. The fusion of hot air and a warm hunk of rubber brings crazy critters and exotic sculptures to life right before your eyes!
This includes everything from angels to teddy bears, from hats that can dwarf the wearer to your favorite cartoon characters (including a 3-foot tall Mickey or Minnie or anything else your heart desires)-- all of which are given to spectators.
These are not the standard weenie dogs and giraffes that you may have seen before—these are works of art, interactively crafted from the wild imagination and gifted hands of a true artisan and performer.
Many of his sculptures saw their genesis back in the 1980's, during street performances in Charleston, SC. Since that time, they have taken him across the United States and around the world.
Theme Park Performances Include:
Ghost Town in the Sky - Maggie Valley, NC
Magic Harbor - Myrtle Beach, SC
Kings Dominion - Doswell, VA
Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL
Hard Rock Park - Myrtle Beach, SC
Floraland - Chengdu, China
Walt Disney World - Lake Buena Vista, FL (8 year contract)
Festival Performances Include:
Arts Festival of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Belle Chere - Asheville, NC
Norfolk Harborfest - Norfolk, VA
Loris Bog-Off - Loris, SC
Piccolo Spoleto - Charleston, SC
Freedom Weekend Aloft - Greenville, SC
Beach Ball Classic - Myrtle Beach, SC
SC Peach Festival - Gaffney, SC
SC Tobacco Festival - Lake City, SC
Spartanburg Spring Fling - Spartanburg, SC
NC Azalea Festival - Wilmington, NC
WuQiao International Circus Festival, Beijing, China
KimTom International Clown Festival, Shanghai, China
Corporate Clients (partial listing)
SCE & G
Coburg Dairy - Charleston, SC
Barefoot Landing - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Brookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet, SC
Dick's Last Resort - Myrtle Beach, SC
Georgetown Steel - Georgetown, SC
Remember, when it comes to balloons, you name it and Carl Skenes can make it... and if he can't make it, you don't need it.
For further information about the services Carl offers, read on...
He'll probably fool you.*
He'll definitely make you laugh.
Carl is an experienced professional--skillful, versatile and entertaining.
If you hire him for your next party or special event, your guests will thank you for it.
*Okay, we're kidding. He will fool you.
Santa Carl has over thirty years of experience as the Jolly Old Elf, appearing across the Southeast at schools, corporate events, nightclubs, festivals and theme parks.
In Central Florida, he has portrayed Saint Nick at:
Numerous Walt Disney World resorts
Light Up UCF
City of Cocoa Beach Winter Festival
Bluegreen Vacation Resorts
Santa has also enjoyed hundreds of appearances at private homes, company parties and picnics, block parties and day care centers.
He is good with babies and animals. He is authentic, professional, dependable and fun! He gives 100% to bring the spirit and excitement of the holiday to your home visit or event.
Also, be sure to ask about the possibility of booking Mrs. Claus. Everyone loves Mrs. Claus!
Availability is limited, and it's never too early to book Santa!
(When Carl is not "driving the sleigh", you may find him presenting his signature comedy magic shows, twisting his wildly popular balloon creations or serving as a stunt consultant to an internationally-known magician and endurance artist. He is a man of many talents, indeed!)