They say "He is The Real Santa!!!!"
A true-to life- persona and real bearded Santa, equipped with enough jolly for your entire group, private photo session, or larger event. SantaDerek will be glad to make arrangements to ensure all your Christmas needs are met!
Santa Derek has attended The Santa Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, is a member of The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS). He also continues his education through The Santa Claus Conservatory. Even his beard is registered in The International Beard Registry.
Availability: Private Parties, Late night Christmas Eve visit, Voiceover, Commercial, Print, Radio, Video, TV, Storytelling.
Santa Derek IS the real deal!
You will not encounter a more authentic Santa than Santa Derek. His jolly laugh and bright, merry eyes can't help but cause you to smile and laugh along with him. He is truly the embodiment of the spirit of Christmas.
Everytime I see Derek Dugan aka Santa Claus, he makes this 48 yr. old feelike a kid again
If you lost your hope in the Christmas Spirit hire this guy and he'll bring the Christmas Spirit right into your heart. Young and Old this is the most amazing, genuine and true Santa you can get. My child has the privilege to sit on his lap every Christmas season and he completes our Christmas. Not only does he look 100% as the real Santa, his warming charm will make you question..maybe Santa IS real afterall. No fake beards here. This is the real deal.
I have never met a Santa quite like Santa Derek. He is the Spirit of Christmas. A true twinkle in his eye as he looks at the children and shows them each the same attention of Listening to them. Spreading Joy and Love beyond the Season of giving he is unique in every way.
I cannot imagine a more jolly real Santa than Santa Derek. He embodies every quality I think of when I think of Santa and cannot imagine anyone more fully embracing the persona. The spirit of Christmas radiates from him. You will NOT be disappointed.
Price Range: $150-200 hour. Free estimates.
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Professional service. Courteous exchange. Punctuality and performance in the form of Santa Claus himself. Jolliness, preparedness and overall Christmas Spirit!
Santa Derek began performing as Santa Claus over eight years ago, as a working professional. First hired on with Noerr Programs and serving the needs of visitors in The Prince Orange Mall in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Since then, he has performed at The Outlet Malls in Dawsonville, Georgia, and has served in the great chair visiting with guests young and old at The Mall of Georgia, one of the southeast's largest malls.
Currently he performs at Lake Lanier Islands during the winter season meeting guests during Breakfast with Santa, as well as being the ambassador of The Spirit of Christmas as Santa Claus throughout the Christmas Season at Santa's Workshop.
Santa Derek also works with Southern Belle Photography, located in Brasselton, Georgia, in meeting the needs of private clients for early season photo sessions.
Santa has attended The Santa Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, is a member of The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS). He also continues his education through The Santa Claus Conservatory hosted by Santa Ed Taylor.
Santa Derek is available for private parties, and gatherings before and during the Christmas Season. Schedule and availability are in high demand beginning in the months of October through December. In order to secure your event/appearance contact early to reserve your event time and date.
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2017–December 24, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Breakfast with Santa|
|December 09, 2017–December 10, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Breakfast with Santa|
|December 02, 2017–December 03, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Breakfast with Santa|
|November 25, 2017–November 26, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Breakfast with Santa|
|November 18, 2017–November 23, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Breakfast w/Santa at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge|
|November 16, 2017–December 24, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||At Lanier Islands at Santa's Workshop|
Influences & Inspiration
Christmas, Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, God.
Recent review: He was awesome. Friendly, funny, jovial and super kind! I will book him again and again and again.…
Recent review: He was so patient and kind to all of our associates at our Breakfast with Santa. I couldn’t…
Recent review: Santa Ed was great! Highly recommend.
I’m a real bearded Santa, I live 20 miles north of Atlanta and love to bring the magic of Christmas to your…