We have some wonderful Santas available! Our Company supplies the Santas for The Grove Tree Lighting, Warner Brothers, ABC, Hollywood Christmas Parade, Terrenea Resort, the LA Country Club., Riviera Country Club, LA Zoo, & many other major events for celebrities, major corporations, attractions & resorts.
Our Santas are great with families and children and very comfortable with welcome or reception lines, group photos, tree lighting ceremonies & special events. Rates include all mileage, $1-$2 million in liability insurance & a national background check.
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have. When Santa is confirmed, we will send his photo & name.
Price Range: Starting as low as $200 per hour
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - All performers carry a minimum of $1/$2 million in liability coverage
What to Expect
(link hidden) prides itself in supplying "Real Bearded" Santas, in a fully authentic, realistic wardrobe, with a full national background check and multi-million dollar liability insurance, performing the basic duties of a Santa.
In some areas, we also supply Mrs. Claus to be with Santa.
Santa can visit your home or business and not only perform the basic task of talking with the children and families and then taking photos, he could actually bring in a bag of your gifts and hand them out. He could also pose for individual family pictures or group photos.
And should you have a special request for Santa, we will try to assist in making that wish come true.
Traditionally here is how a visit works:
- Have your photo area ready. It should have good lighting, especially for all of those camera phones. It makes the photos look better with bright lighting. Be sure to clear your photo file on your phones so you have room for the Christmas Photos. Have those bigger camera/s ready, too. Be sure to have all the video cards, thumb drives, film, videotape, and batteries necessary to take the photos you want, or need to get. Be sure all batteries are charged. P.S. Santa loves Selfies!
- Reserve a special parking place for Santa. It should be as close as possible to where he is visiting. Santa is a senior citizen and needs to park directly in front or next to the house or party location. He cannot park down the street or in a parking garage & hike to your location. If your event is at a company facility, office building or hotel, try to make arrangements for Santa to park in a valet or loading area. This makes it easier for him to be fresh and ready to bring joy to your guests.
- A host should meet Santa when he arrives: to assist him; to show him where to park; to help load any presents into his special “Santa” bag, and to escort him to the location of the event. If there is a balance or payment due to Santa, this is a great time to take care of business. We prefer not to do business in front of the children or other guests. It can ruin the magic of the moment.
- Have your gifts ready. Santa normally does not bring any candy canes or gifts with him. He will hand out your candy and gifts and can carry in one bag of presents for children or guests, about 40 pounds. Presents should be well labeled. We suggest a large black marking pen and writing directly on the gift, as tags and bows can easily fall off. A good rule-of-thumb: packages should fit into one 35-gallon trash bag. He will transfer the gifts to his “official” Santa Bag. If you have more than one bag, check with Santa and see if there is a way to have the gifts near his chair before he arrives or if there is a way for you to have “helpers” to bring the extra gifts in after he enters.
- Get everyone together, before Santa enters. Timing is everything. You have scheduled Santa for a set amount of time, which begins the minute he arrives. Unless otherwise arranged, he will not be able to stay longer than he has been booked for. If everyone is scattered around the house or office, you loose valuable time. He should call you when he is five minutes away from arriving. That’s your cue to get everyone together, maybe to sing some Christmas Carols, and to have someone go outside to meet Santa. Then, at the right moment, the host enters and gets all the children singing “Jingle Bells!” Santa will then pop-in and joins everyone in their singing. If you have a large group of children to see Santa, you should assign someone to be Santa’s helper and to hand him the presents.
- Have a sturdy chair for Santa to sit in. Folding chairs and low chairs (the ones you sink into) are not good. Santa usually likes a chair that is sturdy and stable. A good straight-back dining chair, with no arms, works well. He should be able to sit comfortably and the chair needs to support him plus a child on each knee.
- Place the Chair near your Christmas tree or in a holiday setting. Your photos will have more impact when the background has a festive look. Place a wreath, a few Christmas cards or your children’s drawings on the wall to make a wonderful difference. Leave a foot or two between the chair and the tree or wall. This will allow room for others to gather around and behind Santa’s chair for group photos. Fireplaces do look nice but remember putting Santa too close to a real fire is not good for his comfort or health!
- Think about photos with everyone. Yes, some teenagers might think it is too childish, to have a photo with Santa. Don’t worry; Santa can stand up for a “buddy” photo or a selfie. What about grandma and grandpa? Take a photo with Santa and Grandma Hugging. And Santa can take group photos with all the ladies or a “Team” photo with the guys. And did we mention: Santa loves “Selfies!” More photos of Santa show up on Facebook than almost any other celebrity.
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Our Founder, Santa Tim, began his Santa career on December 23, 1969, while serving in the Army in Viet Nam. Wearing beards of shaving crème, he and a fellow soldier, played Santa for their fellow servicemen.
A year later, home from the war and going to college, Santa Tim got a second calling to be Santa for Bullock’s Department Stores in California. After college, he worked in broadcasting, for newspapers and eventually for major national charities as a professional fund raiser and event planner. And no matter where he worked after that, he continued to be Santa for friends, relatives and at the companies where he worked.
In 1999, as he was looking towards retirement, he decided that becoming a professional Santa would fit into his plans. Starting with visits to local families and then companies and corporations, he started a small business. And because of his connections and past work in broadcasting and with major national corporations, his business grew.
Today, (link hidden) annually places from a few hundred Santas, to as many as 700 Santas for as many as 3000+ visits each year. From visiting single families, to block parties, to associations and corporate clients, to National television broadcasts. (link hidden) handles it all.
Additionally, Santa Tim operates School4Santas, the nation's largest Santa Training company, having graduated over 3,500 Santas and Mrs. Claus from his School, Many of them are part of his listing of over 2,500 Santas for work.
Our client roster includes: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Bass Pro, Toys R. Us, McDonalds, Macy’s, CBS Television, Kraft/Nabisco, Caruso Affiliated/The Grove/American at Brand, Sears, Southwest Airlines, Radio City Music Hall, Sharpshooters, McDonalds, Salvation Army, Old Navy, Kohl’s, MasterCard, Major Theme attractions, J C Penney, Target, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Wal-Mart, plus hundreds of major Fortune 500 Corporations.
Plus we have Premiere Santas for major media events, tree lightings, parades, radio and television, commercials, stage shows and overseas assignments. We also assist in supplying Santas for national charitable associations and special military groups.
We have also supplied Santas for major dramatic television shows, the Mentalist, Castle, Southland, HBO, etc., and appearances on many of your favorite Entertainment Programs Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Tonight Show, Today Show, CBS Morning
We are annually contracted to recruit for the major Holiday Mall Photo companies, Theme attractions and our Professional Santa Roster ranges from quality photo Santas for malls and Department Stores, to Premiere Santas for major media events, tree lightings, parades, radio and television, commercials, theatrical productions and overseas assignments.
As part of our commitment to serving those less fortunate, we also assist in supplying Santas for national charitable associations and special military groups via our special web site, (link hidden).
Additional Booking Notes
PLEASE READ 'WHAT TO EXPECT" ABOVE
Past Booked Events
|December 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 03, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
PLEASE READ 'WHAT TO EXPECT' ABOVE
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