NationalSanta™, America's top Celebrity Santa, is based & works mostly in New York City, plus presiding & appearing at major national events in Hollywood/Los Angeles, Washington DC, including: Black Friday at NYSE, National Santa for Toys for Tots, Official Santa for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, plus commercials & appearances on major TV shows.
Rates for NationalSanta™ start at $375 for the 1st hour & $125 for each additional 30 minutes. Corporate parties & major events are a two hour minumum. Rate includes 50 mile travel from home base, plus parking & tolls. Travel costs outside of NYC & Long Island are additional, & rates on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's are higher.
We had an event at our office, and since it fell on July 25th, we thought having a visit from St. Nic would be a little added touch of fun. He was highly engaged with our guests and posed for many great photos. I would recommend him for your future holiday parties, or events. My favorite thing was his beard, mustache, hair is all real and authentic. Great performance.
National Santa was amazing!
It was nice..thank you for visiting!
Santa was the biggest hit ever! A perfect experience. I have never seen such an authentic Santa, and the way he interacted with the kids and parents was so awesome. Everyone had such an amazing experience with him. I think he is the real Santa :)
Our YMCA Breakfest with Santa, went well. Wish we had more kids come, to enjoy this wonderful event. Thank you..
Price Range: $375 1st hour, $125 each additional 30 minutes
Gig Length: 120 - 720 minutes
Insurance: $4,000,000 - Entertainment Liability Insurance from Karcher Insurance
What to Expect
National Santa is experienced in working almost every type of event from a simple home visit to live television appearances for audiences from 300 to 300,000. He is a professional Master of Ceremonies, Singer and can also do Comedy. He has a magnetic personality and is in high demand for media events and special programs.
He has been the personal Santa for celebrity and dignitaries home visits and events including Dr. Phil, Reese Witherspoon, Candi Spelling, Jimmy Ione, Marvin Davis and Stephen Speilberg.
Additionally, he has worked major media events for Coca-Cola, K-Mart, Hershey's, Auntie Ann's, J C Penney, Microsoft and Southwest Airlines.
• National Santa for the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation,
• Official Santa for the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
• Producer of “Discover Santa 2016” the World’s largest Santa Convention.
• One of America’s foremost experts on Santa Claus & the Business of Santa.
• Santa in commercials for Oreo, Sears, Target, Dannon, Swisscom, Ritz, Cool Whip, Planters, & More
• Author – “Behind the Red Suit – the Business of Santa” and "Surviving the Holidays"
• 2011 Inductee – Santa Claus Hall of Fame.
• Graduated over 4,000 Santas & Mrs. Claus from his School4Santas!
• Owner of America’s largest Santa Booking agency (link hidden)
• Former President to one of America’s Largest Santa Groups.
Hand-picked by Hollywood’s Original Honorary Mayor, Johnny Grant, Connaghan is now celebrating 50 years of wearing the Red Suit, & his fifteenth year as the official Santa for the Hollywood Christmas Parade. In addition, he serves as the “National Santa,” for the Marine Corps Reserve, “Toys for Tots.”
Seen by millions on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Tonight Show, The Doctors, Mad-TV, Deal or No Deal, & Ryan Seacrest Show, he has acted in movies & television shows, including: “Castle,” “It’s Complicated,” “Southland,” “Suburgatory,” “Cinema Vérité” and “the Mentalist.”
A major figure at spectacular events, nationally televised tree lightings and parades, & celebrity parties, millions of children & their families have been delighted with appearances from Santa Tim. These include Capitol Records, Hallmark, Los Angeles Country Club, The Salvation Army, The St. Regis Resort & Spa, K-Mart, The USO, Dr. Phil & Robin McGraw, Reese Witherspoon, Candy Spelling, Joel Silver, Marvin & Barbara Davis & Steven Spielberg.
He is in high demand for corporations, organizations & media promotions, advertising & commercials having worked for Coca-Cola, Sears, Microsoft, Toys for Tots @ NYSE, Amazon, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, David Letterman, Hershey’s, The Grove Los Angeles, I-Hop, In-N-Out Burgers, KIIS-FM, Kraft, Nabisco, Target, Planter's, Ritz, Macy’s, McDonalds, Southwest Airlines, Vons Corporation, The Regent Beverly Wilshire, Old Navy, The Kodak Theater, Disney, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Clubs, Honey Baked Ham, & Cool Whip. He has also appeared on five catalog covers for J.C. Penney, and international commercials for Dannon, Swiss-Com and Oreo’s.
Additional Booking Notes
Nothing too involved. With large groups of 100 or more, a wireless microphone and sound system is suggested. A wireless headset microphone is very practical if Santa is to perform other tasks while on stage. If performing or singing to any pre-recorded tracks, monitor speakers or wireless ear buds are required.
If Santa Chair or throne is supplied, the seat must not be any higher than 18 inches, or have a stool that compensates for a higher seat. It is recommended that set temperature be around 65 Degrees or that something is done to keep Santa cool while working.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 19, 2018 • 8:00am - 10:00am||Hollywood Parade Media Event|
|November 22, 2018 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Thanksgiving|
|November 23, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||NYSE Ceremonies|
|November 23, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:55pm||Fly to Los Angeles|
|November 25, 2018 • 1:05am - 10:55pm||Hollywood Christmas Parade|
|November 26, 2018–November 29, 2018 • 1:05am - 11:55pm||On Location for Promotion in Los Angeles|
|November 29, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Fly to NY|
|December 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 01, 2018–December 03, 2018 • 5:05pm - 11:55pm||Bay Hill Resort - Orlando, FL|
|December 05, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Party in Deer Park|
|December 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Party in Deer Park|
|December 24, 2018 • 12:00am - 12:45am||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 6:20pm - 6:50pm||Party in Huntington|
|December 24, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Party in Beth Page|
Past Booked Events
|November 15, 2018–November 19, 2018 • 1:00am - 11:55pm||Los Angeles/ The Grove Tree Lighting|
|July 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Fair|
|December 24, 2017 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:30am - 10:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|November 28, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Fly to New York|
|November 27, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||So Cal Newspaper Photo Shoot|
|November 26, 2017 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Hollywood Christmas Parade|
|November 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Fly to Hollywood|
|November 24, 2017 • 8:00am - 1:00pm||NYSE Opening Bell Ceremony|
|November 14, 2017 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Return to New York|
|November 12, 2017 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Grove Tree Lighting Los Angeles|
|November 11, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||Grove Tree Lighting Los Angeles|
|November 09, 2017 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Travel to Los Angeles|
For large events shows and parades, National Santa can supply audio background tracks and for performance can sing, 1) "Santa Claus is coming to Town," 2) "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," and 3) Mel Torme's "Christmas Song." And of course he can sing along with the audience or DJ to most of the popular Christmas Songs, "Jingle Bells" etc.
Client must provide appropriate audio system based on size of group, with technician (A DJ system with DJ is good), plus a microphone for Santa. A wireless microphone is preferred.
His audio tracks are all on the Karioke CD, "At the Christmas Ball," by Just Tracks.
If Sitting, a Large chair with room to hold two children or one adult on Santa's lap. Handy Hints for Events guide available for clients