This Santa is not for hire…allow this clarification. With over forty years of experience in working with people from one on one to 6000, Santa Baba loves to be engaged in events where he can bring the joy of the Christmas season to all children and former children. Gregarious and outgoing he is willing to read and tell stories to children, pose for pictures, hand out Christmas gifts, sing songs and even MC your event. Delightful, witty, friendly with twinkling eyes, Santa Baba and Nana Claus will bring a fresh holiday spirit to your event.
Santa and Mrs. Clause arrived on time! I had texted the children's names and ages to them ahead of time - they remembered everything -they talked to them and called them by name. Lots of photos, singing Christmas songs. It was so much fun. I very highly recommend them.
Let me start by painting you a picture of what our event was. We are an upscale casual restaurant in downtown Rochester Michigan. We hosted our first annual santa brunch this year. The timeline posed a few challenges. One being that we needed santa for nearly 6 hours which is longer than most santa type engagements. Also, that our brunch was only 3 weeks away when we reach out on gigsakad. After speaking with santa baba we knew he was the santa for us. He had a real beard and just so happened to have his wife working as Mrs. Claus as well. Santa and Mrs. Claus were excellent!! They were naturally positive, upbeat and outgoing people. They were both absolute naturals. We had our guests comment that "he was like the Santa Claus of old". They both radiated the spirit of Christmas. He and Mrs claus were absolutely perfect. They went above and beyond around every corner. When they weren't taking pictures they were going from table to table spending one on one time with everyone that attended. Not one person left the restaurant without commenting on how great they were. They also were waving in people from the street, chatting and engaging with every person they came into contact with. Our first annual "santa brunch" was a great success largely in part of santa baba and Mrs claus aka Barbara. I hope to have them again next year. I'm hoping we can continue to book them every year in the future. I can't imagine anyone coming close to the level of quality and service provided by santa baba and Gus wife. I would highly recommend them both for your holiday event needs.
Mrs. Claus was a plus, we had a great visit fthe folks from the North Pole!!!
Our customers had a great time and found Santa BaBa and Mrs. Claus to be very entertaining and engaging. We hope to have him back again next Christmas.
We had a wonderful time last night hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus! They were great reading to the children and taking time to listen and speak with everyone that wanted to. Thank you for a fantastic event and I hope we can schedule you again next year!
Santa Baba and Mrs Claus were wonderful! They interacted with the children great! They are a fabulous team!!
Santa and Mrs. Claus did a wonderful job at Ruthmere Museum's "Sunday with Santa" event! We could not have been happier with their holiday piano performance and their delightful conversations with the kids during the photo-op. Everyone left with smiles on their faces! I would HIGHLY recommend Santa BaBa and Mrs. Claus for any holiday event.
Very authentic, great with the kids. We used him for a corporate party and received so many compliments. He and his wife (Mrs. Claus) were a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be using him again next year!
When you have kids telling their parents "That was the real Santa!", it's clear you made the right choice.
Santa BaBa and Mrs. Claus were a huge hit for our first annual community Christmas event and they will be the only ones from here on out! Very professional, quick to respond and easy to work with!
Santa Baba was the hit of our party! He did a FANTASTIC JOB!
We had a great time with Santa Baba. He and Mrs Claus brought the spirit of Christmas to our event.
This was the best Santa! He and Mrs. Claus were so engaging, funny, and happy! Totally made the night!
I would highly recommend this pair for your next event. They have great chemistry together and with the kids. If a child was hesitant about approaching Santa, then Nana Claus was often able to help make the child comfortable enough to proceed to get their picture taken with Santa. They work together in perfect coordination to make a delightful experience out of something that can often be stressful for kids and parents. They were very gracious with their time and said good bye to everyone as they left, and even posed for more pictures. Our facility was extremely warm that day and next year we will do a better job of making Santa more comfortable in his fur coat, but he never once complained. They truly enjoy what they are doing and you can see their passion for their mission to bring joy to children.
Santa Baba and Mrs. Claus were amazing! Their interaction with the children was fantastic and fun to watch. Their costumes and personalities were absolutely delightful. We would definitely have them at our event again!
Santa Baba and Nana Claus were a pleasure to have at our 2016 Corporate Holiday Party! Both were professional and stayed in character the entire time! Nana Claus even sang along to our Holiday playlist at times and has a delightful voice! The children did not want to leave Santa's lap and the parent's were very pleased! They really made our party one to remember! Thank you.
This is a message Silver Bells received from one of our customers:
We are so thankful we got to see Santa & Mrs Claus! Couldn't have asked for a better experience❤️ we absolutely LOVED IT!
Santa and Mrs. Claus made our customers feel very comfortable and happy. When children were reluctant to talk with them they worked with them in an effort to make everyone happy. They made our 15th Anniversary very special!
Price Range: beginning at $175 per hour
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
1. Santa Baba is a real bearded Santa in full costume and he nearly always travels with Nana Claus who is also in full costume.
2. Santa Baba and Nana Claus are prepared to pass out gifts, read a story to the children and former children, sing Christmas songs/carols, MC your event.
3. Photographs. It is best to have a queue or a sign up sheet for the children to come sit with Santa Baba and pose for a photograph taken by parents. Nana Claus is also happy to assist or even be a part of the picture. You can plan on approximately 3-5 minutes for the photo as the child will need to get comfortable with Santa Baba, time for a bit of interaction with the child, parents preparing to take the photo and desiring numerous pictures, changing the pose, adding people, etc. If you anticipate a large contingent of children (15 or more) we suggest you use a professional photographer in order to keep things moving. For an additional fee, Nana Claus will take professional grade photographs and provide you with a CD.
When my oldest granddaughter was 16 months old, I tried to teach her to call me “Papa.” She has a mind of her own and decided that “Baba” was better…and I agree. Thus, the name “Santa Baba.” I am a retired seminary professor (who still teaches), an ordained minister and married to the love of my life, Barbara, who also accompanies Santa Baba as Mrs. Claus. Happily married, four kids, three grandkids, a forty year career, a bachelor degree in music, two masters’ degrees and a Ph.D., now retired and I get to be a significant part of my favorite holiday season and bring a fresh Christmas joy to children and former children. Christmas is a magical time of year where it often feels like all is well and there is peace on earth as we experience a hushed reverence sitting in front of a decorated tree.
Santa Baba, along with Mrs. Claus, will bring an excitement to your event as you watch the children sit in awe and wonder as this jolly man in a red suit engages them in their dreams of Christmas. Former children will be equally engaged as they are encouraged to have fun and be filled with joy during the holiday season and who knows….quite possibly we will all be able to make a difference in the lives of others when we submit to the giving spirit of Christmas.
Additional Booking Notes
Santa BaBa is getting older and will need to have periodic opportunity to be excused. As such, if at all possible the set should be situated in such a fashion that he will be able to slip in and out quietly and not encounter any of the audience until he returns to the set.
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00am - 10:00am||Corporate Event|
|December 03, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Rochester Hills, MI., Gappi Photography|
|December 02, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Rochester Hills, MI., Gappi Photography|
|November 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Elhart, IN., Ruthmere Museum|
|November 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Elkhart, IN., Ruthmere Museum|
|November 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Elkhart, IN., Merchant Alliance|
|November 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Rochester Hills, MI., Gappi Photography|
|November 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Silver Bells|
|November 11, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Silver Bells|
|December 24, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 23, 2016 • 10:30am - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 18, 2016 • 11:00am - 4:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 15, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 15, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 11, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2016 • 8:00am - 10:00am||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 08, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 06, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 04, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 04, 2016 • 9:30am - 12:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 9:00am - 11:30am||Corporate Event|
|November 19, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 13, 2016 • 9:00am - 3:00pm||Studio Session|
If you have a large group (50 or more) you should consider sound reinforcement so that the audience will be able to hear Santa BaBa. A wireless headset works best.
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