This vendor provides virtual services
For 2020, ImSanta.Org is providing both in-person and a variety of virtual Santa visit options. (See Notes section for details.)
ImSanta.Org provides a full range of Santa services including virtual visits, home visits, business promotions, holiday parties, special events, personal letters, autographed photos, and more. Santa is also available for photo shoots, commercials, media interviews and film roles.
With a large team of experienced, professional Santas (as well as Mrs. Claus, Elf & helpers) we can book for all types of events throughout New England. All have clear background checks and most carry special performer liability insurance. All will bring Santa magic to your event.
We recently worked with ImSanta at our Childrens Musuem for our holiday party. Santa was amazing and the children and parents had a blast! The booking process was simple and easy, and Santa arrived right on time as promised. We will definitely be working with Santa again next year. Thank you for making our holiday party memorable!
Response from ImSanta:
Thank you for the great review. Santa really enjoyed meeting all the children and parents. You have a fantastic facility. We look forward to working with you again next year. Maybe we can add some other activities to the festivities.
We have had the joy of a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve for about 7 years... The kids can not wait for his arrival! Dan is the very best! He remembers and says important tidbits I've emailed him prior over the years that only Santa would know! ;) Even my big kid guests can't wait for our annual Santa visit tradition. See you in a few months!
Response from ImSanta:
This is one of Santa's favorite visit -- and not because it's always the last of a busy season. He's been doing it since his first year and is always so much fun. There are so many children and guests. And everyone gets into Santa's visit. It's always amazing to see how much the kids have grown each year. The children I visited that first year are now adults. This will be the 8th year I think.
He was great and the kids loved him. He told them his rules (wait for everyone to get their gift and then open and put trash in a container) They did it and he had great pictures with them. Would definitely have him in the future.
The children and some of the adults enjoyed the kindness and friendly Santa
Santa was a lovely addition to our Christmas party!! Everyone enjoyed his presence!!
Santa did a great job at our Christmas party. He was on time and called 10 min before to let us know he was close. He spent a few minutes talking with each child and posed for pictures, as well as greeted all the adults individually. It was s great addition to our holiday party.
Santa Jim showed up on time with a real beard and Santa suit. He was friendly and accommodating.
He read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas' to the kids, and then took his time as he handed out a gift to each child. He spent time talking with each child and took a picture. He was open to as many pictures as we wanted, and was patient and friendly.
I would highly recommend Jack (Santa)
Santa "Jim" was awesome and everything I asked for this Christmas. I manage a 400 unit apartment complex and I organized a story time and photo session with Santa. My community was invited to bring their kids and their dogs. Santa Jim was all for it. We had cocoa, marshmallows, cookies and all the kids were told to wear their jammies and bring blankies to sit on. They gathered around while Santa read Twas the Night Before Christmas and another fairy tale. They took pics with Santa and he asked what they wanted for Christmas. I loved that he told siblings to be good to one another. He handed out candy canes and a special token from Santa. Thanks for being patient with children (even if they were rowdy), and being so wonderful. You made my event a huge success and you will be invited back next year!
Professional, on time and full of positive energy.
Was a night full of smiles and stories my grandchildren will never forget. Santa shared few stories that kept kids attention for sure.
Santa Allen was wonderful! He looked like the real Santa Claus and was great with the kids and brought his own books.
Santa was not properly prepared did not know the words to the songs & never showed up with the elf I had to help the Santa all night which is not what I paid for
Our Santa was excellent. He showed up early, was very warm and gentle with the kids. The kids were in awe and this is a memory that they and we will cherish forever.
Jack is a wonderful Santa. He made our evening.
The best everything was great thanks again and we be calling next year
My husband and I hosted a Famiky Christmas party and Santa was very good! He handed out the gifts to the children He interacted with the children and all the other guests as well!
We cannot say enough about our Santa from i santa.org. At our holiday party, we hosted a mix of about two dozen children from younger than 2 years old to over 10 years old, with most in between. More than one parent told us this Santa visit “saved” Christmas for at least another year for a child on the fence of believing.
We definitely plan to invite Santa back next year.
I loved this Santa. He looked the part, was VERY professional, courteous and charming. My guests LOVED him! I would recommend this Santa. Sheila
Santa Jim was great. He was on time and was great with the kids. It was very easy process online and they worked with me in the budget. Would definitely use them again.
Santa came tobour cub scout pack meeting. He sang songs, read a book and handed out gifts ... the boys loved it.
Adorable visit, all the children where so surprised and happy, Santa made our Christmas! Thank you.
Santa Jack arrived perfectly on time and was great with everyone, especially the kids. We had twins that were just starting to question if Santa is real or not. And from the moment Santa Jack walked in they once again started to believe!! By The time he finished speaking with the kids and answering all their questions they were completely believing in Santa and full of Christmas spirit !! Thank you again Santa Jack.
Great Santa Visit!
He was great!
I have used Gig Salad to hire a Santa two times. There Santa's are very professional.
The children loved him. I am so happy I started a Holiday Tradition for my grandchildren.
Ted was a great Santa and not only were the kids excited and engaged, but the adults all lined up for pictures with Santa as well. A great time was had by all and we were very happy with the decision to book him.
Response from ImSanta:
Thank you Jason for the nice review. ImSanta.Org prides itself on arranging for a visit from Santa that is magical for "children" of all ages.
Great booking team and Amazing Santa!
This Santa was an excellent person for our church activity. He was very sensitive to all children and adults. He participated in all of our events and was very friendly.
Thank you for the very special time you spent at our school on Friday. Our families loved your creativity and you were great with our children thank you!
Response from ImSanta:
Santa always enjoys visiting in the off season. And this was extra special since we got to celebrate the children who graduated from kindergarten. It was fun making balloon animals for all the children.
Santa took a chaotic situation and made it shine!!
Not to mention, he looked like Santa with a real white beard even.
Will you again for sure.
Santa was great.....very authentic looking
I was disappointed with my experience. The Santa that came (which is NOT the Santa pictured) really fell flat. Quite honestly his visit was more of the lull in our holiday party instead of the high point I had hoped it would be. I had arraigned for the family to all be in one room, as Santa entered he didn't even give a "ho ho ho". He had asked for details about the kids to use to "wow" them, but then never used any of them. I'll also add that the Santa happened to know someone in our family (knew through our last name) and said something to my father-in-law, at the party, in front of people about it. Luckily some of the adults were able to think quickly to cover up his faux pas.
Iamsanta looked great but he was very sarcastic with the kids. Right when he walked in one of our three year olds ran up to him and hugged him and instead of greeting her he said to my husband who was filming with his phone "are you just going to hold your phone or take pictures". He was joking but we were wondering why he elected to joke with an adult instead of great the kids! He didn't walk in waving and saying Merry Christmas. He was sarcastic with the kids by joking one of them we on the naughty list. There were a group of about 5kids on the couch and he told them to move down to make room and he said "move down, go on move down." When they didn't move he said, "move down!" Then they did and he said "gooood job, do you guys speak English!?" We were floored! When handing him gifts to hand out he was sarcastic acting like one girl didn't get one because she was being naughty. When he was leaving, one of the little girls wanted to follow him to see his sleigh an he turned around and in a sarcastic/thinking he was funny tone he said "why are you following me? Don't follow me." I was so dissapointed. And he parked right in the driveway! We had to explain that santas sleigh was being tuned up so he drove from the north pole! The looks of him were amazing but that's it. My 4 year old has been all about Santa this year and this Santa she didn't even go near! I hate to sound mean but we were so let down :(
We had a house full of kids at least 25 of them all under the age of 9 and Santa did an amazing job, we only had one crier but towards the end of the visit he even warmed up to Santa for a picuture. He started the visit off by reading The Night Before Christmas and all the kids sat on the floor and listened to every word before handing out gifts.
santa norm is the best santa ive ever dealt with. He was very nice and kind to the kids. He had plently of suggestions to help us make it the perfect picture and day! I am going to book him for next year!! Thanks again!
Response from ImSanta:
So happy you enjoyed Santa Norm at your event. We work hard to match the best Santa for the job. You are on the calendar for next year- we always try to hold our past clients' dates open for return visits.
We cherish the visit we experienced by Santa. ImSanta's customer service is above reproach and he truly is a master of his craft! He was a delight to our guests...young and old!
Response from ImSanta:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Santa had a fabulous time at this gathering. It was a lively and entertaining bunch. He was so disappointed when Mother Nature hit us with an ice storm the next year that cancelled the party.
Our local community band hired Santa Ralph for our Christmas concert this last year. Santa Ralph was perfect! He was in character the whole time, and was a natural with the children. The best testament to how good he was came from a 7 year-old boy. He was reluctant to go to the concert because he said, “Mom, I don’t believe in Santa anymore”. Well, this young man took one shocked look at Santa, sat on his lap for a chat, and then told his mom, “Mom, I was wrong! There is really is a Santa!”
You are the most adorable Santa we ever had! Thank you!
I contract with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a 4-hour performance in an outdoor performance space. They were a joy! Professional, great with children and adults, excellent costumes, and a great disposition. Well worth their fee.
Response from ImSanta:
We have had great response to Santa Norm & his Mrs. He recently graduated from being an Elf to the Santa role and is doing an outstanding job. He is one of a couple dozen Santas we can book when my schedule is full.
We have hired ImSanta for the last 3 years for our downtown Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting. He is about as authentic of a Santa as you can find. I booked him in June this year for our holiday event 6 months away just to make sure he had us on his calendar. A great experience all around. Highly recommend!
Response from ImSanta:
Mrs. Claus & Santa love the annual visit to Dedham Square Circle Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting. There is always a huge crowd, rain or shine. And everyone makes us feel so welcome. It's fun to see the same children year after year come visit for pictures after the Stroll.
When I was looking for a Santa for my 10 grandchildren I was really up in arms. Being a barber one of my clients gave me an ad in the paper. I thought oh well I hope he's good. I called and booked a date. When the time came all I could think of is I hope he's not a bomb,why did I do this without meeting him. Well the doorbell rang and to my surprise Santa was amazing, perfect,I couldn't believe my eyes. He was the best Santa I've ever seen. With his own beard and hair. He was excellent. I've had him 3 years and hopefully we'll have him forever. DC.
Santa has come to my house the last few years. I can't say enough good things about him. The kids love him even the adults sit on his lap. He is very good with the little ones who might be skittish. I would recommend him for your party or just a visit from Santa.
Response from ImSanta:
Thanks, Auntie. Santa's Christmas Eve visit to your family is always so much fun. This will be the 8th year I think.
He was the best ever! So happy to have him. The children loved him, his story and the presents he distributed! Also he was most accommodating!
We hope to have him again next year!!
The Demers Family
Response from ImSanta:
So pleased you were happy with Santa JG. Glad ImSanta.Org was able to make your Christmas extra special.
I hired Santa for a Senior Citizen Party at Castleton. He was fabulous! Straight from the North Pole! I received dozens and dozens of comments on how wonderful he was! He mingled, posed for photos, and did an amazing job!
Thank you so much for making our son's Christmas! He is still talking about how Santa came to his party. All of the children were thrilled and speechless. I would recommend Santa to anyone. He was amazing! Thank you again for keeping the spirit of Santa alive in our little boys eyes.
Thank you Santa. You helped make our family Christmas party very special. The children all sat quietly while you read them a story. The littlest who were very afraid of Santa in the past warmed up and were happy to sit on your lap. We are hoping you will visit us again at next year's party....
I was so impressed with Santa! He looked just like the real Santa! Everyone at the party loved him and we got some great Christmas pictures! I will definately recommend him to my friends and family!
Santa was wonderful! We get one every year to come read a story, chat with the kiddos (13 cousins ranging from 1yr to 12yrs) and give out a gift to each child (that we purchase of course) & this one was the best one we've had! Everyone had a fantastic time & even the older kids loved him! Thanks for a fantastic day :)
This Santa was so great with the kids and adults alike. We want to hire him now for our holiday party next year!!!! He was terrific.
Response from ImSanta:
Thank you so much, Susie, for the nice review. Santa had a great time with everyone and would love to come back next year. We can plan on a longer visit next time so Santa can spend more time and maybe read a story or two, lead some singing, and share some Christmas magic.
Everything was so well organized and went very smoothly. And this is the first time I have had a sleigh to sit in for photos. Hx3OL
We have enjoyed three years of visits and can tell you that Santa has made our Christmas parties extra special every year. Young and old alike enjoy him and the photos are treasured memories to last us all a lifetime. Thank you Santa for all the good times!
What to Expect
We have a large network of experienced, professional Santas (as well as Mrs. Claus, Elf & helpers) we can book for all types of events throughout New England. All take their role seriously and strive to provide a magical experience for everyone. Santa is comfortable working with all types of adults and children of any ages. He can be gentle and quiet with the reluctant 3 year old. Or join right in to lead the Conga line at the lively adult party.
Santa will help any way needed from passing out gifts, posing for pictures, talking with children about their wish lists, reading a story, leading songs, acting as emcee, or just stopping in to wish everyone holiday cheer.
In addition to attending Santa schools, workshops and conferences, these men and women bring varied skills to the performance including storytelling, singing, puppetry, musical instruments, magic, public speaking, balloon sculpting, comedy, face painting, creative dramatics, ventriloquism and more. Some know basic American Sign Language, foreign languages, and how to work with special needs audiences. With a large number of Santas to choose from, we do our best to match the best Santa to the client’s needs, budget and situation.
Our Santas wear top quality suits, in various styles, with upgraded accessories like real leather boots and belts, white gloves, bells, and more. Most have real, full white beards. All have clear background checks and most carry special performer liability insurance.
What services and activities we provide really depends on the client's purpose and interest. With a variety of performers, skills and services available, ImSanta.Org can match the best performer to the event.
For a typical family visit, Santa often answers questions, reads or tells a story, meet with each child for photos and to get their wish lists, and hands out gifts. He may also lead the group in a couple songs, do a little Santa magic or entertain in other ways.
Big company holiday parties or Meet & Greet events usually have Santa seated to meet with families for photos and to chat with the children. Time might be set aside for a sing along, holiday storytime, or other activities. Often Mrs. Claus or the elves will help with craft projects, cookie decorating, or similar activities with the guests.
At business promotions, Santa will mingle with guests, pose for photos, and chat with children. But he can also help spread the word about that day's special sales, introduce new products and services, pose with products for promotional photos, and promote the business or organization.
ImSanta.Org will help create a memorable visit that captures the spirit of the season.
Our principal Santa is the real thing! Head Elf Dan Greenleaf is a real-beard, real-belly, experienced Santa who does scores of home & office visits, holiday activities, business functions, personal appearances, special events and personal communications (letters, phone calls, live video chats) each year. He is also experienced as a speaker, film & stage actor, writer and educator. With 35-plus years as a teacher, coach, public relations specialist and business manager, he brings marketing and organizational skills to enhance Santa’s visit.
He is the official Santa for the Dana Farber Cancer Center/Boston Children’s Hospital Jimmy Fund Clinic festivities, Massachusetts Horticultural Society Festival of Trees, Dedham (MA) Square Circle Holiday Stroll, InTown Manchester (NH) Holiday Marketplace & Christmas Parade as well as numerous businesses and organizations.
A co-founder and leader of the New England Santa Society, he is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, Nationwide Santas, North East Santas, Connecticut Society of Santas, International Society of Magicians, and Manchester, Exeter, Derry/Londonderry & Merrimack Chambers of Commerce. His beard, established in 1969, is registered with the International Beard Registry (#).
We also offer a variety of other characters (Atnas the Wizard, Whitebeard the Pirate, Uncle Sam, etc.) for children’s parties, family entertainment, and events. All characters are available for photo shoots, commercials, media interviews and film roles.
Additional Booking Notes
ImSanta.Org has added a variety of virtual Santa visits for the 2020 season. We can tailor the event to match your needs, group size and budget.
Extended Multiple Participant Event
This type of event can bring together as many as 100 participants from their own locations. It would be appropriate for an organization holding an event for members, businesses for an employee holiday party, or families who want to come together from different homes. It could be used for both an open house, drop-in event or a structured party.
Santa can make an appearance, entertain the group with stories, lead a sing along or offer karaoke, answer questions about North Pole, hold a trivia contest, lead an activity, share media or entertain in other ways. Depending on the group, he can also talk to the children individually either with the whole group or in breakout rooms. There may be ways we can take photos of children and Santa using breakout rooms.
The length of the visit depends on the activities desired and the number of participants. The typical event would run 30-45 minutes. The Zoom meeting can continue without Santa if desired.
The cost for the typical event is $250 for up to an hour visit. Additional time needed would be $100 per half hour. Events held Monday through Thursday are $200 for first hour, $75 for each additional half hour. Discounts of 20% are available for schools, municipalities, charities and qualified non-profits. Additional characters requested may require an additional fee.
Santa Virtual Drop-In to Group Party
Santa can make a virtual visit (up to 30 minutes) to your virtual or in-person holiday party. This could be as a guest to your Zoom or similar meeting or shown on screen for the guests to see at a gathering.
Santa can make an appearance, tell stories, answer questions from the guests, lead a song, show media, or entertain in other ways. Depending on the size of the group, he may be able to chat with the children individually and capture photos.
The cost for a 20-30 minute visit is $175. Events held Monday through Thursday are $125. Discounts of 20% are available for schools, municipalities, charities, and qualified non-profits. Additional characters wanted may require an additional fee.
For schools, daycare centers and similar groups, we can adjust pricing if Santa will be visiting numerous classrooms or groups requiring more than half hour visit.
Individual Family Chats
Santa is happy to make virtual visits with individual families for a personalized chat. Parents can provide information in advance so Santa can tailor the discussion to the children. During the up to 15-minute visit, Santa can capture photos, answer questions, receive children's wish lists, check the Nice & Naughty list, tell stories about the North Pole, and entertain in other ways. A recording of the visit and digital photos will be sent to the family as a keepsake of the special visit. The fee for an individual chat is $75.
|Dan Greenleaf||Santa Claus|
|Diana Greenleaf||Mrs. Claus|
|Dan Greenleaf||Atnas the Wizard, White Beard the Pirate|
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