At the King of Prussia Mall in 2014, Santa Bernard posed with over 1000 children and adults, from a 2-week old infant, to a 90 year-old World War 2 veteran. Since then, Santa Bernard has served as Santa for photo studios, corporations and private homes.
Santa Bernard appeared on QVC to promote their Christmas in July sales. Santa Bernard was also featured in the December 2017 issue of Philadelphia Magazine, appeared in a commercial for Blue Ridge Cable, and in a video for the Philadelphia Eagles, which they posted on the their Facebook page and Instagram.
Santa Bernard will bring "The Joy and The Spirit of Christmas" to any place where people are gathered in "The Spirit of Christmas."
Santa Bernard contacted me right away to discuss the b-day details. He was open to my suggestions on presents, and had his own ideas to make the surprise of his arrival perfect. He was great with all the kids, including some shy ones. He took time with each child even staying a little later than his time to ensure he wasn't rushed. He looked authentic and his outfit was so detailed. It was a great party!
My event hosted around 250, and from the very moment King of Prussia Santa entered the room, he captivated the crowd with song and Christmas cheer. I will absolutely book him again.
Santa Bernard is awesome. A true Santa and genuine. Awesome job, you're our Santa forever.
Santa was perfect! Received numerous compliments from guests of how impressed they were with Santa. Definitely booking again for next year.
Everyone loved our “real” Santa. He was so great with all the kids and families.
We truly enjoyed you and my CEO raved about you all night! You are truly my Santa Claus!
Thank you again!
Santa Bernard was Amazing!!! He did a great job and we absolutely loved having him at our show!
Thank you for your amazing communications. The event was a success! Thank you,
King of Prussia Santa was the absolute perfect Santa to work with. He was full of joy the entire day. He greeted and interacted with each child like it was the first child for the day. Everyone raved about how wonderful he was!
Best Santa we've ever had!
From start to finish, he is hands down the best!!! Santa was great with the children. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional!!!!
This is my second year with KOP Santa Bernard attending my holiday open house. He's fantastic from the moment he walks in to the moment he jingle bells his way out! He's great with the over enthusastic Santa kiddo as well as the extremely shy and cautious child. From playing trains on the floor with toddlers to leading my super excited son dressed as Rudolf around the studio with 8 other reindeer kids it was a great time had by all because of Santa Bernard! Thank you again!
King of Prussia Santa was amazing! He interacted great with the kids & kept them entertained by playing games, dancing, posing for pictures, & reading a story. Santa Bernard was a hit & we look forward to him returning next year :)
Santa Bernard was absolutely amazing! The whole process of booking and working out the details was extremely easy. At the event itself, so many people commented how friendly and engaging he was - some of the children were even convinced he was the real Santa! So glad we were able to book him for our event, and hope to do so again in future!
Santa Bernard was excellent. He was such a crowd pleaser for sure. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a rental Santa. Thank you Santa Bernard.
Santa Bernard did a great job! On time, engaging with the children and the best looking Santa you could ask for.
Used Santa for a festival. He interacted with the children and adults. He knew all the poses to get the kids in for fabulous pictures. Hiring this Santa will make you worry free for your event.
Santa Bernard was perfect for our event, and kept everyone in the Christmas spirit. A real Santa! A joy to work with- feel very fortunate to have found him!
We had a great experience having santa come to our classroom! He was so organized and came with props! He sang to our class and took pictures with each child. I would definetly Reccommend!
What a pleasure to work with! If I had the option to hire this man for every day leading up to the holiday, I would!
Santa Bernard was amazing. He was great with kids and did not rush visit at all. Great with photos and also was believable to the children. I can't wait to book again for next year. His outfit was the best and very classy. I can't say enough positives about Santa Bernard. He convinced me that Santa will bring presents on Christmas Eve to us the adults. Book him now before he fills up. The best I have ever seen and had visit the home in 10 years.
Santa was a little late due to our store being new. Children and crew were delighted. I think we will do the again next year.
Santa, was Great, He was dressed absolutely great, his personality was fabulous, it was a great addition to our day for me and all of my family. We cannot wait for next year.
He was wonderful with all the kids and animated and willing to go the extra mile to make sure it was special for each child and their parents.
Santa Bernard was just fabulous. He was very professional, friendly and a lot of fun. We would certainly recommend him to others without a doubt!!
Wonderful Santa. Very caring and organized. Children loved him. Lots of great pictures
We hired Santa Bernard for a corporate holiday party for 375 grown-ups at a beautiful venue in Center City, Philadelphia. He was a HUGE hit. First, I must say, he fully embodies the Santa persona with his kindness, jolliness and genuine good nature. Plus, he was a natural in the photo booth with our guests- we got the cutest pictures! He even got on the dance floor to the delight of our partygoers. His beard is real! And his suit was beautiful- plush and detailed. Santa Bernard really added something special to our event and I was getting compliments about him all evening. He is a must-have at your holiday events - for children AND adults!
If you are looking for an authentic Santa for your event, look no further! This is who you want. Santa is the absolute best!! We will definitely be using him, if he's available, in the future!!!!
Was great with children.
Santa was amazing. He had a professional understanding of the kids and worked to win over even the most reluctant toddler. Would definitely book him again.
Santa Bernard far exceeded what I ever would have expected! Not only was he amazing with the kids (I mean amazing ) but he was professional from the first communication to the last. I highly highly recommend him!
Yesterday I hosted a Thank You open house for my 2016 clients. I primarily work with families who have young children, so I knew to make this event extra special that I needed the ultimate visitor of the holiday season. Santa Bernard did not disappoint! From the moment he walked into the door singing to the time he walked out the door jingling his bells he remained one of, if not, the best Santa I ever encountered. I was unsure of how many people would end up coming to my event and my rough estimate today was around 100! Santa Bernard took his time with each and every family. I cannot tell you how many parents told said to me this is the absolute best Santa they had ever met! My own two boys are still super impressed that Mom knows the real Santa! As soon as Santa Bernard opens his schedule for 2017 I'm booking!
Santa was perfect ! His personality was great and he put the magic back for the young and the old. Very professional and personable.
We had a great experience with Santa Bernard. He was awesome. He comunicated well with us before the event, was on time and was wonderful with the children.
A visiting grandfather to the Pottstown area over Christmas.
Santa Bernard was phenomenal!!! He greeted all the families upon entry and engaged each child in a pleasant a welcoming manner. He was able to get almost every child to take a picture, which can sometimes be difficult for children on the spectrum. He was a gentle giant and we really appreciated his loving and caring demeanor throughout the event.
Thanks A Bunch
So Love Autistic Center
This was our first year using Santa Bernard for our company's annual Santa event and he blew us away! Here are all the things that make him great:
He has a real beard
His outfit is amazing
He arrived on time, dressed and ready to go
He knows how to talk to the kids and even brought props to try and coax the timid ones to come closer for a picture. He asked them if they were being good, keeping their room clean, brushing their teeth, it was great! He even made sure the kids were posed nicely (hands on their lap, etc).
We had the child's name on each present and he would talk to them by name which really threw a couple kids for a loop!
When he left he stopped for a few more pictures and even sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer throughout the breakfast area as he departed and the parents/kids joined in
We highly recommend Santa Bernard! :)
Absolutely fantastic. Santa was a class act! I would recommend this Santa for any event, young or old! He was truly passionate about the holidays and made our corporate Christmas Party a success! He posed for pictures, sang, and even helped served the food!
We were in touch several times prior to the event. KofP Santa had great suggestions to make the day better. He helped the kids decorate cookie, kept their attention (not an easy task) while he read them a story and took time with each child & posed for pictures. He asked me for details about each child and was sure to mention it to them. Everyone said their kids couldn't stop talking about it!!! Thanks Santa
Response from King of Prussia Santa:
I think I had just as much fun as everyone in your family! I'm glad your family enjoyed singing just as much as I did. I'm glad you agreed to my suggestion to place antlers on the children's heads, and have them (and Rudolph) "guide my sleigh." I can't get "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" out of my head!
Hope to see you again next year.
Santa Bernard (King of Prussia Santa)
Price Range: $150 and up depending on date, time, and distance.
Gig Length: 30 - 960 minutes
Languages: I Speak Polish
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Personal and Advertising injury; General Aggregate; Products/Completed Operations Aggregate; Damage to Premises; Bodily Injury by Animal; Abuse & Molestation.
What to Expect
HOME VISITS: A home visit is usually about 60 minutes, but could be longer, depending on the number in attendance, and the number of photos, and the number of activities.
A few weeks before the visit, I will ask you to send me a list of the children's names, and 1-2 positive events ( good grades; clean room; school, music, art, or sports awards; etc.). This list will be placed in "Santa's Good or Bad Book," and will be read by Santa during the visit. The list can also apply to any adults, but the positives could be: new home; newly married; new child; new job; job promotion; graduation from school; etc.
During Santa's visit, Santa Bernard can; read a story to the children; collect and read the children's wish lists; sing a few Christmas Carols, pose for photos; and hand out pre-wrapped gifts.
Santa Bernard will spend time with each child and ask, “What would you like for Christmas?” If the child has a wish list, Santa Bernard will read the list, and then ask questions such as: "Have you have been good?" "Have you been listening to your parents?" "Have you been keeping your room clean?" "Have you been good to your teachers?" "Are you getting good grades?" "Have you been doing your homework?" Then, after answering the questions, The child is now ready to pose for pictures.
After all of the children have spent time with Santa, the adults can then pose with Santa for pictures. Adults can sit on Santa’s lap, sit next to Santa, kneel in front of Santa, or stand next to Santa.
If gifts are to be distributed, the gifts should wrapped, and have the name of the recipient on a tag attached to the present. ALL gifts should be placed in 2 SEPARATE plastic bags: 1 bag for children’s’ gifts; and 1 bag for adults’ gifts, and then placed outside the front door. Santa Bernard will transfer the bags of gifts into his sack before entering. Santa will distribute the gifts to each child AT THE END OF THE VISIT!
CORPORATE PARTIES; OFFICE PARTIES; RESTAURANT PARTIES:
Santa Bernard has served as Santa for many corporate Christmas parties including; ELAP Services in Wayne PA; eMoney in Radnor, PA; Benchmark Construction in Lancaster PA; HiBu in King of Prussia; and INTECH Construction in Philadelphia.
Santa Bernard has also served as the Santa for "Breakfast with Santa" for Maggiano's in King of Prussia, PA, and Maggiano's in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Santa Bernard is available to greet guests, distribute gifts, pose for photos, and lead ALL in Christmas Carols. Santa will also mingle with guests and pose for "selfies."
Santa Bernard will hand out flyers or small gifts, mingle with customers, pose for photos with customers, and if the opportunity presents itself, engage customers in Christmas caroling!
THE BOTTOM LINE: SANTA BERNARD WILL SPREAD JOY TO ALL!!!
Santa Bernard has time set aside for non-profit organizations at no cost, or minimal fees. If your non-profit organization would like the services of Santa Bernard, please make contact ASAP. If Santa Bernard can not appear at your requested time period, Santa Bernard may be able to make a quick stop at another time.
I have been a teacher for about 20 years. Throughout the years, my students (and teachers) have told me, "You look like Santa Claus!" So, about 10 years ago I bought a Santa suit and have been Santa for family and friends. For my 60th birthday, my family and friends sent me to the C.W. Howard Santa Claus School, the "Harvard of Schools for Santa." Since graduating, I have been Santa at many functions such as Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Eve family gatherings, and as my school Santa. In 2014, I had the privilege to be the evening-shift Santa at the King of Prussia Mall. As much as I have enjoyed being Santa at the King of Prussia Mall, it did not allow me enough time to interact with people.
In 2015, I became a member Gig Salad, received over 100 requests, and made about 30 appearances as Santa. Those appearances ranged from a small apartment with 3 people, to large corporate parties with about 200 people. Regardless of the size of the function, I was able to interact with people by reading Christmas stories to children, reading from "Santa's Good and Bad List," engaging ALL in singing Christmas Carols, and posing for pictures with children, adults, and entire families.
Additional Booking Notes
For parties where children are present, Santa asks that their hands and faces have been washed, and to not have any food or drinks when taking photos. As for adults, my most important request is to not have any drinks in your hands while being photographed with Santa. The image of Santa does mix with drinks. Last but not least, please have a reserved parking space close to the proximity of Santa's entrance.
Past Booked Events
|December 24, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Corporate Event|
|December 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 14, 2018 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||School Assembly|
|December 11, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|December 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 01, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 03, 2018 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Studio Session|
|January 06, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Family Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Family Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 7:15pm - 7:45pm||Family Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Surprise|
|December 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Family Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2017 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Restaurant Breakfast|
|December 16, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 8:30am - 11:00am||Restaurant Breakfast|
|December 15, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2017 • 7:00am - 8:00am||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Party|
|December 10, 2017 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Photo Studio|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 09, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Corporate Breakfast Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||School Party|
|December 03, 2017 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Photo Studio|
|December 02, 2017 • 1:00pm - 8:00pm||Photo Studio|
|December 02, 2017 • 9:30am - 11:30am||Corporate Event|
|December 01, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Studio Session|
|December 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Studio Session|
|November 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Pizza Party|
|November 26, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 26, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Corporate Breakfast with Santa|
|November 25, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Studio Session|
|November 19, 2017 • 1:00pm - 8:00pm||Photo Studio|
|November 18, 2017 • 10:00am - 8:00pm||Photo Studio|
|October 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|June 16, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Studio Session|
|December 27, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Product Promotion|
|December 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 22, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Product Promotion|
|December 22, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||School Assembly|
|December 21, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Surprise|
|December 20, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 19, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 18, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||House Party|
|December 17, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 17, 2016 • 8:30am - 11:00am||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2016 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 14, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 14, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 09, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 09, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Surprise|
|November 27, 2016 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Studio Session|
|November 20, 2016 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|January 02, 2016||House Party|
|December 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ambler|
|December 23, 2015||House Party|
|December 23, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 20, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 20, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|December 20, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 12, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 06, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 05, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 28, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph, The red Nose Reindeer
Influences & Inspiration
Prior to becoming a professional Santa, each Fall, I would allow my naturally white beard to grow. After Thanksgiving Day, I would wear my Santa hat while going out to fast-food restaurants, super markets, or any place out in public. Children and adults would stare at me in amazement, and I would let out a "Ho,ho,ho." Then I would ask them, "Are you being good?" After seeing the joy I brought to children of ALL ages by such a brief encounter, I told myself I needed to take this to the next level and "become Santa."
So, I would say that that those brief encounters, influenced me to "become Santa"
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