This vendor provides virtual services
Real bearded Santa with background in theatre and film. I love BEING Santa and am available for photo shoot, private, and corporate parties and Commercials and films.
My goal at any event is rooted in a strong belief that I am not only playing Santa, but that you expect me to be Santa. A visit with Santa can profoundly affect your children’s image of Kris Kringle and their enjoyment of the holiday season. I take the time to get to know your children - what they like to do in school, out of school, what Santa means to them, and what they would like for Christmas. I engage in a dialogue and give every child my utmost attention.
My kids (ages 5 and 8 years old) don't have many more years where they will be interested in a Santa visit. I knew we couldn't skip out on Santa this year, but I didn't want to pay $100+ for a Zoom Santa visit at a random online company. I was thrilled to find Santa Bob and support a local (Bay Area) Santa. He was very reasonably priced and looked like a real Santa. However, his price or looks didn't compare to how skilled he was. He communicated with us ahead of time and gathering lots of information about our children (adding many of those details into the call.) At one point my 5 year old screamed, "He knows everything!!" Santa Bob also did a great job navigating the 10 minute call when my children were too star stuck to speak. He told jokes, asked my kids to show their dance moves, and asked engaging questions. He was great at maintaining small detail that made any questions my 8 year old might have about Santa's authenticity go out the window (halfway through the call he casually sipped water out of a Santa face mug and the adults all laughed.) Santa Bob also let grandparents log on to the Zoom call at the same time and experience this moment together. I don't know how we are going to go back to a rushed Santa Mall visit next year after having this wonderful engagement. I couldn't recommend Santa Bob enough. He truly brought joy back into 2020.
We did a event for our clients family so that kids can talk to Santa during this pandemic. Santa Bob was so easy to work with, always helpful and giving suggestions and was just a pleasure to work with. Even as an adult, speaking to him sparked the child in me and made me excited for Christmas! After the event we got 100% positive responses from our clients and some even asked for his contact information so that they may be able to use Santa Bob for their corporate event. He is very thorough and asked for a lot of background of each child, the children's eyes lit up when he mentioned things that only Santa or their family would know! I would work with Santa Bob in a heartbeat!!
Where do I begin?! Santa Bob is INCREDIBLE! He is punctual, friendly, professional, and truly incredible at what he does. Santa Bob was accommodating to our schedule updates and was always on-time and happy to be there. He also has a great Virtual Santa set-up and understands the tech behind it all very well. He was amazing with all of the kids, and so so sweet. Everyone left our event happy, thanks to Santa Bob. I honestly cannot recommend him enough! He is great, and I will be using him in the future. If you want to hire a Santa for anything, he is absolutely your man!
My kids met with Santa Bob with their best friends at school, who they haven't seen for a couple of months. They asked funny questions and Santa Bob just played with them with wonderful stories. All of the kids had ton of laughter and fun. We would definitely reach out to Santa Bob again next year.
Santa Bob and Mrs. Claus surprised my students with a special Zoom bedtime story night. They were absolutely wonderful! They read three bedtime stories to the children and answered their questions about the North Pole, the elves, the reindeer--expert answers! I 100% recommend Santa Bob!
What a magical gift for my daughter! Santa Bob is so genuine and engaging! Can't wait to call him again next year!
Santa Bob really went above and beyond all of our expectations! He was so quick to respond and reached out to keep us updated often. We hired him to do 50+ personalized santa videos for our Moms club and all our members were also pleasantly surprised with the videos and how they turned out with. He really captured Christmas spirt and brought cheer and joy into all of our homes this year. One of our members even commented that "it brought tears to her eyes" watching the expression on her Childs face seeing Santas Bobs video! I would HIGHLY recommend him and hope to use him again next year. Thanks so much (:
Santa Bob the was great with the kids & he got them to participate in conversation! They were so excited & in aw.
My kids were so engaged and excited to "meet" Santa! Such a great way to see him virtually. Very personal. I highly recommend and will consider for next year!
We could not be happier with our Santa Bob Zoom session with our Grandkids. The best Santa we have known brought a great persona and easily connected with each of our four Grandkids aged 5 - 17 -- not an easy task! Wonderful back stories and jokes abound. Thank you for the unique and special memory created in just a short time. Hope you enjoyed the milk and cookies.
We have had Santa Bob in our lives for the past 3 years and for this year we weren't quite sure how it was going to play out. The kids LOVE him and is always part of our tradition. When Santa Bob proposed the video call, I had the utmost respect for him for recognizing safety first and foremost. I also had every belief that he will impress us (again) with how this was going to happen. He reached out with specific questions beforehand which allowed him to know more about the kids (and let them connect back with him with the latest and greatest achievements or new interests!) and also asked for any messages on the parents' behalf. This was so great in tying it all in for us, like an end of the year message for the kids. The call itself was super smooth. With California's stricter shelter-in-place, we couldn't mix households last minute and he allowed our call to be from both households for the same cost. Santa himself is the friendliest, most caring, most genuine guy, even the parents love him. If you're thinking twice, THIS IS THE WAY TO GO, go for it! My 4 year old thought it was still magical. I wasn't sure how I would just start all of a sudden zooming with him so last minute, I scribbled a note and slipped it under the front door and it said, Log in to Zoom! Love, Santa. And for 5 minutes, my 4 year old was beside himself, wondering if this was real or not, is Santa really zooming? What's going on! And when he connected and popped up, man was he happy! Thank you Santa Bob, and for families out there, this is the safest and greatest! So worth the price and much more <3
Santa Bob provided and extraordinary visit. The grandchildren are still remarking how much Santa know about them! They were transformed from pandemic doldrums to excitement and wonderment and expectation of Santa. Santa Bob not only talked about the North Pole and what gifts were desired, he also gave a message of good and giving. Even the twelve year old showed puzzlement as to whether or not there is a Santa. Will continue visiting Santa...believing or not...the wonderment created, the smiles, and discussion afterwards made Christmas special.
To make Christmas extra special this year, we hired Santa Bob for a Christmas Eve zoom call with our four year old grandson. Santa was absolutely wonderful! The setting was beautiful, his costume was fabulous, and he was so very sweet, thoughtful and kind in the way he spoke with our grandson. It was a night we will never forget. We’re so happy to have found Santa Bob, and will definitely look forward to another visit the next time we have our little ones here at Christmas. Very impressed with the whole process, start to finish!
Santa Bob was wonderful. He engaged very well with my granddaughters. The girls could not believe how Santa was able to know so many things about them. His conversation was natural and flowed so well. The girls told me later that they wanted to talked to him longer. Thank you so much Santa Bob - you are the best!
Santa Bob is simply the best Santa anyone could want. He is organized, responds to emails and questions and is so patient with any changes that may be need to be made. Most of all, though, he has the best personality and is so good with kids of all ages. He engages them and lets them know that “his elves” have let him know about their accomplishments, interests, families, and of course the gifts on their lists. He is funny, tells cute jokes, encourages dancing or singing if time permits and the kids and adults are captivated. He also has an amazing interactive virtual background, great Santa costume and a real beard! What a joy for all and the recording of the call is such a nice keepsake for the family. Thank you, Santa Bob, for making the visits so special.
We absolutely loved our Santa zoom visit! It was so fun and realistic that I want to do this every year vs the actual in person. My kids cannot stop talking about it! Santa was incredible, the best Santa we’ve ever had the pleasure of “seeing”
Our preschool staff thought Covid restrictions would mean no visit from Santa this year. When I asked Santa Bob about his availability to do something remotely, I had no idea how prepared he would be to provide a Zoom-ed in visit from Santa. It was real time, interactive, personal to each child, and filled with sharing of a very joyful spirit. Thank you Santa Bob for a really wonderful and unforgettable Christmas event for our preschool children.
Santa Bob was so easy to work with to get the virtual holiday event set up for our company! I highly recommend him for all your Santa needs!
Response from Santa Bob:
Pam, thanks for much letting me be your Santa again and again. I am so sorry that our technical problems interfered with the quality of the visit!
Santa Bob was a hit! He was warm and friendly and had great conversations with the kids. Kids loved him!!!!
I didn’t know what to expect when I booked a zoom call with Santa and it was better than I ever expected. Santa Bob was amazing and the kids loved it. Thank you again!!
Santa Bob was amazing! So engaging and personal it was the best Santa experience my children have ever had! I will continue to do this every year. I suggest to meet Santa Bob!
We had Santa Bob Coke to our preschool in 2019, he was awesome so we had him visit us virtually for 2020. HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! He was personal, jolly and professional. We look forward to seeing him in person for the 2021 Holiday Season!🎄🎅💕
Santa Bob and Mrs. Claus were wonderful for our virtual company event! They read stories to the kids and did a great job answering questions during our Q&A. Thanks, Santa Bob & Mrs. Claus!
Santa Bob was very friendly and personable. The whole experience was easily arranged and the kids loved him. Santa really talked with the kids and told them some inside secrets about the North Pole. I think even without a pandemic going on, this is the way to go as we don’t have to find parking at the mall or wait In a line. We even got a video of the experience!
We have been hiring Santa Bob for our in-person and now virtual programming for several years now and he has been amazing. He was incredibly flexible moving to Zoom this year with the pandemic. All of our families really enjoyed Santa Bob and he is incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend him for any Santa experience.
Ok so it wasn’t as good as sitting on Santa’s lap, but Santa Bob made it worth our while. He took the time to address each child with info we provided and they were amazed what Santa knew about them. He also provided other details about his workshop, power, and a few jokes that I am sure we will hear for months
10 minutes was enough for my kids to smile while talking to Santa on Zoom.
Very good experience, very worth it.
Our virtual visit with Santa Bob was the perfect way to connect with Santa in 2020. It was personable, thoughtful, personalized, warm, celebratory, and safe. Our children were thrilled to be able to speak with Santa and Mrs. Claus while at their home in the North Pole, and Santa Bob made me believe once again.
Santa was so thoughtful and engaging! He takes the time to memorize details about your little ones from the questionnaire provided ahead of time. Highly highly recommend for a great experience!!
Great way for kids to interact with Santa during covid. The experience was so awesome that we will do this again even when we don’t have to deal with covid. His interaction with the little ones was so memorable and seeing the joy on the kids faces was priceless. The North Pole setting was perfection.
We definitely would recommend Santa Bob to anyone.
Bob was amazing with our kids 6.5 and 3.5. He answered all their questions patiently. He had a "Santa appropriate" answer for all their questions. We also got a video at the end of the session. Great experience ! Thank You.
Had a great zoom alternative this year. His background was cool and the girls all enjoyed being able to have conversations with him. Everything was as expected and it brought joy to my girls. They were so excited dressing up for him.
I wish I had gotten a screen shot and it would've been cool to get a recording, but much of that was our fault because our system had a glitch in the beginning which threw everybody off. Perhaps we can try it again in person next time! I would highly recommend Santa Bob for any Santa need or occasion.
Santa Bob was great with the kids!! Very interactive!! My 3 girls loved it!!! Definitely will be using him again!!
It was our first year doing it because of covid, but do not regret it! Santa was on time and patient with kids and us trying to coordinate thru zoom. He was amazing on being jolly and merry from keeping his character and asking the kids their wishlist. The kids were super excited and some of the in between believers definitely believe now! Thank you so much!
Santa Bob did a really terrific job of making our kiddos feel special. We had some tech challenges and he rolled with it, and he had some great ideas of his own to share (stories and jokes and a 'call' to check on the 'naughty/nice' list). Each of his additions were perfect - we should have trusted him from the beginning. I can't recommend him highly enough. While none of us want to be 'virtual', this is how it's done right! Unfortunately I can't add photos due to confidentiality, but believe me when I say the grins couldn't have been bigger. One kiddo threw his hands over his head when Santa Bob confirmed with his elves that 'Bobby' was on the 'nice' list. Absolutely perfect start to finish.
Very professional and jolly. Santa Bob set up his own Zoom, was reliable and very believable. He requested information about each child ahead of time so he knew about each when speaking to them and asking what they wanted for Christmas. A great experience.
My son had an in person visit with Santa Bob 3 years ago. We were so lucky this year to do a zoom call with him. My son was so excited and it really helped lift his spirits during these crazy times. Santa Bob does an amazing job of really personalizing his visits with the kids and taking his time speaking to them about how they are doing during this crazy time. I highly recommend Santa Bob and we look forward to our continued yearly visit with him.
We did a virtual visit with Santa Bob. He is fantastic! He made the visit magical even with it being virtual! Highly recommend!
I swear if Santa was real, it would be Santa Bob! My family has had him over for the past 2 years and he is just so kind and awesome and loving to the kids (and parents) that it’s so easy to feel he’s part of the family! He sings carols, reads them stories, brings them the presents you supply and gives them good list certificates which my 3 yr old looks at for so many months after bc he’s so proud. He is also phenomenal at coordinating the event with you prior and keeps things worry-free! THANK YOU SANTA BOB!!!
Santa Bob never fails to deliver the best Santa visit. Professional, courteous, and kind as Santa should be. Bob may in fact actually be Santa :). Thank you Santa!
I’m reluctant to give a 5 star rating for obvious selfish reasons of not wanting his popularity to rise 🤪...I want to be able to book Santa Bob every year. He was awesome for our 19 preschoolers ages 18m-5 years of age. Thanks so much for an incredible and magical experience for our kiddos
This is my second time (and like 5th attempt but he gets booked out so quick) hiring Santa Bob and he always exceeds my expectations. Would hire him for every single event if I could, 100% recommend! Thank you Santa Bob :)
Response from Santa Bob:
Thanks so much for the review, Kayla! We had a great time and I think we managed to take photos with almost every adult and child! I also recorded videos for children at home for 3 couples. The decorations were fantastic!
Santa Bob is THE best! We had FOUR 6 month old babies and a toddler, and he didn't make a single one cry! He was super patient with each of the families (all first time moms!) and put a smile on everyone's face. We were able to create lifetime memories and capture the most beautiful photos. I am so thankful for Santa Bob!
Let me begin by saying that although I've been a photographer for several years I had never hired a Santa so I was in uncharted waters. I found GigSalad, and then Santa Bob, after scrolling through a LOT of listings. I knew what I wanted and Santa Bob was it!
Santa Bob was wonderful to communicate with from the start. Prompt in his replies and pleasant to speak with when we spoke over the phone.
The day of my event Santa Bob arrived fully dressed and in character! He worked with children ranging from 8 days old to 10 years or so, and did wonderfully with them all. He has a very calm demeanor while still being quite jolly and I think that made it easy for the kids to take to him. We only had one or two that cried and even those kids, by the end of their short 15 minutes with Santa, had warmed up to him enough to grab some great portraits. Nearly every single parent that was in my studio that day commented on how "real" he looked, how great he was with the kids and were already wanting to know if he would be back next year!
Portrait wise he had LOTS of great expressions, movements/poses and interactive ideas to get the kids to open up and to allow for some very beautiful candid shots. This made my job very easy!
If you're hesitant to book, don't be. He is worth every single penny.
My ONLY complaint is that he books out early and that means I can't slack next year when I'll surely be calling on him again! ;)
I just can't say enough about Santa Bob, he was all the magic I hoped and dreamed for when booking the event. You won't be sorry if you have him join you at your event.
We couldn't be happier working with Bob. He performed as a butler in our event and came dressed to impress. Communicating with him was so easy. He followed all the instructions perfectly and was so pleasant to work with. We would happily hire him again. Thank you, Bob!
Santa Bob was amazing, as always. He came in knowing the kids names already, and even remembered a few stories I emailed him about each child. What a special night.
Santa Bob managed to keep 30+ children quietly entertained for over an hour. A true delight for adults and children
Santa Bob is just such a delight to work with, and just to even plain hang out with! We loved our time with him. He looks like the most authentic St Nick ever, and he takes his job to heart and the kids really get into it! We absolutely loved our time with him. I hate to advertise him so so much because that might mean his time would be more taken up, but honestly he Deserves everybody's business. And the kids deserve this kind of Santa for sure! Thanks Santa Bob, you’re family now (sorry! Haha)!
Will definitely have Santa Bob back again next year!!!
Santa Bob always goes beyond our expectations with our Santa party. He is engaged and patient, and really fills everyone’s hearts with joy.
This is the second year we've used Santa Bob. He is great with the kids. Very patient and kind. Photos always turn out great.
Santa Bob is beyond amazing. Highly recommend!!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everyone was so happy at the party. We will be using him every year.
Little did I know when I hired Santa Bob, that the real Santa would show up. Santa Bob brought true jolly and cheer to my party, enchanting children and adults alike. I highly recommend Santa Bob if you want to add merry and magic to your event.
Santa Bob was great! We plan on booking him again next year.
Santa Bob came to our house on Christmas Eve and he was better than I would have ever expected! The kids were in love, he took charge and was perfect. The best was that he had an answer for everyone of the kids questions (how do you fly, why are you here, tell us about rouldolph etc...). It was the cutest night and such a great memory to have for our kids! I will definitely be trying to use him again whenever we need a Santa!
I highly recommend Santa Bob for your event. We had Santa Bob come to our home last night for our Christmas Eve celebration and first of all he is the most realistic Santa I have seen. My grandchildren loved his visit, he was wonderful with them and made them all feel special. Thank you Santa Bob, we look forward to booking you next year!!!
We wanted to create a special memory for my son and his two best friends. As they approach the age of "non" believers we wanted to give them an experience with Santa that would allow them to cherish those memories just a little longer and hold onto that special magic that Santa brings. Santa Bob was amazing, he came to our house and read to the boys, spent time with each one talking with them about school and things they like to do. He then played UNO with the boys, where the boys had no mercy for Santa and beat him twice. It was a lovely experience for them and for us as parents. I highly recommend Santa Bob and hope to be able to have him come to our house again.
Santa Bob was SO GREAT at Alum Rock Branch Library's 2017 Santa program. He was so patient and kind with hundreds of children, and was able to kindly manage families that wanted to take dozens of photos with a busy, long line. He made sure that he could actually talk to every child besides snap a quick photo, and the children seemed surprised and happy that he cared to talk to everyone. We would love to get Santa Bob again next year and encourage you to do the same! Also, he was on time, rocked a real beard (lots of customers were impressed with that), and his Santa suit was smart.
Santa Bob was great. Parents and children alike loved him.
Santa Bob came out to our community event for photos with the kids. He had excellent communication, arrived in a timely manner and everyone loved him. I would highly recommend!
Simply a most professional and real looking Santa around! Booking a year in advance now so our hospital visit is the best around again.
Thank you 🎅!!
We love having Santa Bob come to our company 's kid party. He is the best Santa and will hire him each year.
Santa Bob made our family gathering so much more fun than we could have ever imagined! He showed up early to prep and looked unbelievable! He was certainly the best Santa we have ever seen. He was so kind to the children and very quick and thoughtful to answer some serious Santa questions!! Santa Bob read "The Night Before Christmas" to the kids and played the flute while the rest of us sang Jingle Bells. It was without a doubt the highlight of our evening!!! Seeing the smiles on the kids faces (and Adults too!!) reinforced that this was the best money spent!!!
Easy to work with and professional!
We are very happy with Santa Bob. He was very polite, helpful, and did everything we needed to make the children at our party happy. We highly recommend him, and will book him for next year!
Response from Santa Bob:
David, thanks so much for the positive rating. It was a delight seeing all the kids and having a chance to talk with you about your business and extended family! Santa Bob
Santa Bob was a wonderful Santa for our library event! He was extremely flexible and worked very well with the diverse clientele coming into the library. I really appreciate his fair pricing and kind attitude and look forward to working together again in the future!
Response from Santa Bob:
Thanks, Diana. You had a really diverse clientele, and it was a real pleasure to be the "real" Santa to so many children and adults! Santa Bob
We decided to surprise the children at our small family day care with a visit from Santa Bob. He arrived right on time and was really great with all the children. Everyone loved him and each child took time to sit on his lap and talk to him about what they like to do and tell him their Christmas wishes. He read the children a story, sang a few Christmas carols with them, answered some questions, and passed out some gifts for us.
The parents were really impressed by his authenticity and told us that their children loved Santa Bob and haven't stopped talking about him.
I highly recommend Santa Bob and look forward to booking him in the future.