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When you pay for a professional Santa, you are paying for an experience that builds lifelong memories. Santa Jim works hard to create a joyful and enjoyable holiday experience, spending time and money on research, costuming, training and rehearsal tailored to each audience. Santa Jim strives for an authentic and unique holiday event that reflects the lore and culture surrounding Christmas.
Santa Jim Beidle is available for:
Parties & Hosted Events
Jim was very kind, friendly, prepared, on-time, very professional and the kids and adults absolutely loved him. Jim’s communication was amazing and he would always keep me posted on next steps. I would highly recommend Jim.
I have had Santa coming to my childhood home for 30 years, and this year I decided to continue the tradition in my own home with my children. Santa Jim was up against 30 year-old Santa traditions, and he was Amazing. We loved his stories and he interacted with the children well. How spoiled they are that Santa visited them on his very busy night.
This was my first time hiring Santa and I can't wait to hire Santa Jim again! He was early to the event, prepared, and looked amazing. Everyone loved him!
Jim has been doing a great job this season with us at our farm. I've gotten so many messages about how wonderful he is as a Santa. We wanted a "Farmer Santa" for our location and Jim came to the first meeting with enthusiasm and great ideas. We also had a special opportunity to give a family their first visit with Santa and their 4 year old daughter with special needs and Jim was amazing. Highly recommend (but not too much because I want him again next year for more dates!) :)
Mr. Beidle was amazing! We had a very nice, short and sweet ceremony(just like we wanted). Plus he put his Santa suit on for us!
We eloped and wanted to share the news with our families at Christmas so when I stumbled across Jim I knew he was the one for us! He suited right up after the ceremony and took pictures with us and our fur baby. It was perfect! Definitely made our special day even more special!!
THANK YOU SANTA(;
Response from Santa Jim Beidle:
Thank you, Jenn! It was a wonderful event in a beautiful setting. I was delighted to be a part of it.
So many thank you's to Jim Beidle, our wedding officiant! Jim was right there to respond to our request of his services. We certainly approached him last minute, but within 2 weeks and working around his weekly work schedule, he managed to get us married. The other was having the ceremony done in our home, where it has even more special meaning to us. Thank you so much, Jim, for your flexibility and for helping to make this day one of the most special in our lives together. God Bless!
~Always~ Ken and Holly
Our home was truly graced by the presence of Santa Jim on Christmas Eve!
Everyone joined Santa in several carols which he provided words for so we all sang like seasoned vocalists!
His storytelling mesmorized the children and adults as well. Audience participation definitely proved all were attentive, especially the children...they loved it!
Gifts were presented to the children, Santa listened individually to each of their special requests of what they hoped to find under the tree in the morning!
Finally photo opts for everyone. A very special opportunity. ALL participated in family, couple and individual shots. The photos are great with Santa Jim ~ he is a very photogenic, expressive, happy Santa!
In conclusion I feel blessed to have found Santa Jim on Gig Salad and very fortunate to have been able to have him part of my family's Christmas Eve celebration.
Everyone loved Santa Jim. He is so personable, kind, happy and professional in every way. Getting 26 people to be a captive audience is no small feat in my eyes, but Santa Jim did it!
Very heartfelt thank you's to Santa Jim!
'til next time, keep BELIEVING!!! Holly and Ken
Santa Jim is amazing with the kids, entertained them and the kids loved him! Thank you!
Price Range: $300/hr. and up. Discounts available.
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
For all events,Santa Jim will help plan the visit from St. Nicholas, customizing the program to meet your needs, with abundant photo opportunities. A typical party will include an entrance with greetings, leading the group in Christmas songs, one on one time with Santa Jim, stories or poems, and then "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" During a house visit, Santa Jim will interact with your children one on one as you desire; a Christmas Eve visit centers around Santa delivering presents, filling stockings, etc.
Whatever your event, Santa Jim Beidle will work with you to create lasting memories for your friends and families, that are authentic to the culture and and lore of Saint Nicholas.
Jim Beidle has been a professional storyteller and radio host since 2000. With age, experience and the gray hair to prove it, he undertook a new role in 2012; as a professional Santa.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the event, Santa Jim may require a changing room away from the children. Certain event types should provide a 10 to 15 minute break each hour over 90 minutes. Out of town events require accommodations in the event of an overnight stay.
Past Booked Events
|December 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|December 08, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
|December 24, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|November 30, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Studio Session|
|December 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 28, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 23, 2014||Private Party|
|December 11, 2014||Concert Venue|
|May 19, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 24, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2013||Private Party|
|December 14, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 07, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2012||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2012||Christmas Party|
|December 20, 2012||Other|
|December 14, 2012||Christmas Party|
Deck the Halls
Stuck in the Chimney
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Here Comes Santa Claus
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Story and Poems
A Visit from Saint Nicholas
The Legend of the Poinsettia
The First Christmas Trees
|Santa Jim Beidle||Principal Actor/Director|
Influences & Inspiration
Santa Jim Beidle's portrayal of Santa Claus is rooted in the traditions of Thomas Nast and Clement C. Moore, while engaging the European roots and spirit of Christmas. Santa Jim Beidle is a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS). Santa Jim strives to make each season a little brighter, and a little more authentic.