As a Balloon Twister:
Someone once called me "the Pied Piper of balloons." When I asked what she meant, she said that for some reason, everyone seems to be fascinated when I am twisting for the kids, even people who didn't think they were interested in balloons. Being the twister at several bay area farmers' markets since 2004, I've entertained thousands of children & adults with my balloon art. My art doesn't come from twisting, but from entertaining while I create my balloon sculptures.
My comedy magics show is real magic and real fun.
As Santa John:
Hello and Merry Christmas!
Since 2004 I have been a professional real bearded Santa. I wear real boots and have a custom made Santa suit.
Santa John totally envisions all the Santas that I have experienced though the years. He was bigger than life. He was kind and charming with the little kids who might be afraid of such an imposing gentleman. He was dressed in a gorgeous red and white suit. He handed out purchased presents to the kids. He also took pictures with the adults and families. Wonderful for the 1 hour he spent with us.
Santa John arrived at our annual Christmas party to the delight of all the children. We had 15 children (and too many parents to really count). Santa was on time (called before coming up). I had bought and wrapped gifts for the kids and Santa John was able to adapt this into his time nicely. He spent a lot of time with each child asking what they wanted / examples of how they have been good this year etc. He read to the children and was overall just really engaging with all the kids. He made sure we got all the pictures too! In terms of his appearance - he may make you believe in Santa again - He's a real bearded Santa and his suit is perfect as well. We had a great time! Thank you Santa John!
This was the second year we had Santa John at my company's big holiday party and he was wonderful both times. The children all loved him and he really does look like Santa!
Santa was amazing from his entrance coming into our building to the moment he left! He was very involved and completely in character. He kept the kids entertained and was just a great person to be around. Our dealership will definitely keep Santa John in our contacts for next year!
Santa John worked together with Eli G Studio photography (also on GigSalad) this last weekend for a holiday birthday party in our home. Santa John was a quick and professional communicator, told us exactly what to expect and gave great tips for photo set-up. He was jolly, sweet to all guests, gentle with babies, and sought opportunities for great photo opportunities. He was pretty funny, too, and made us laugh. I highly recommend Santa John.
He was on time, professional and did a good job.
Santa John was great!!! Leading up to our event he was super easy to communicate and plan with. I sent him special notes on each kid...so when he spoke to them he could make it a personal. He was kind, loving and offered lovely Santa advice. He was punctual and his suit was beautiful. He had a real jolly laugh. It was truly a magical experience for our families. Thank you Santa John!!!
Love the visit ! He was awesome!
Santa looks very real. Love how he talked to the kids and then give them presents.
Santa John is amazing! He was very jolly! All of the kids and even adults had a great time with the Santa at our company’s Christmas party.
We hired Santa John for our Corporate party and he was great. Our schedule was running a bit late, but he went with the flow. When we were ready for him, our President announced that Santa had arrived and ALL the kids' eyes lit up and were so excited. Great job Santa John!
Santa John was excellent during my resident event party I had on 12/23/2016! All my residents including myself and my staff enjoyed Santa John's visit! He was very Jolly and interacted great with everyone! I would recommend him to anyone who wants Santa Claus for their next event!
San Marino Apartment Homes
Recently we hires Santa John for a Xmas party. Previously when our kids my husband used to dress as Santa and they were too little to realize it. This year we were concerned that they'll figure it out so we decided to hire Santa. My son was so sure that his dad will dress up and he will be able to recognize him as Santa. The look on my son's face was priceless when Santa came and he saw that that my husband was standing in the room and he was not Santa. The kids enjoyed it, Santa handed out presents that parents have bought and read them a story. We would totally do this again next yeat.
Santa John was the perfect addition to our annual EveEve Xmas Party. He arrived on time, was very professional and polite, and mingled with the adults after kids visited with him. He was a natural! Everyone commented on how good of a Santa he was, children responded well to him and also said he was great! I would definitely recommend.
Santa John came to our home with a same day request. He immediately went to work with the kids. Totally engaging and a great listener. The kids were memorized!
Santa John was amazing with the 10 kids we had at our family party, he was able to bring them out of their shells and have a great chat with each. While all the kids were in ah the parents all had huge smiles on their faces in delight. We will be making this an annual tradition with Santa John and recommend him to any family wanting a special visit from a very incredible and professional man spreading cheer!
Santa John was easy to work with and the kids loved him. We had a party with over 30 kids and Santa John was able to talk with every kiddo and give them undivided attention. He even engaged the kids that were "scared" of Santa. Our age range was 3-6 year olds and they all loved visiting, taking photos and hearing him read a story. He is a great Santa and would highly recommend him for your party.
Santa John is amazing! He's been coming to our home for the past few years for our Santa party. It's no surprise that he's the star of the party. He is so good with all the kids (and we have about 30 of them of mixed ages from toddlers to grade schoolers). He makes everyone believe - even the parents! Santa John puts you in the Christmas spirit. Thank you!
Santa John was incredible!! He's very professional and a great communicator. He took his time with each child really uncovering what they actually wanted for Christmas. He was a great sport at posing for silly pictures, was on time and his outfit was beautiful! We just had the best time ever and he was wonderful to work with!
Santa John was GREAT! All of the kids were super excited and loved spending time with him. Santa John took the time to individually spend 2-5 minutes with each kid.
Don't hesitate to hire Santa John! We hired him for our Holiday Party (adults only) to entertain and pass out gifts to our 25 attendees. They loved him! Great communication and payment process a breeze.
Thanks again Santa John!!
This was Santa John's 2nd visit to our Christmas party. He has such a great presense - you really feel like he's coming from the North Pole. He gave each child individual attention and was accommodating to all the guests. The experience he creates is truly magical and makes you believe again :)
Santa John was a perfect Santa. Everyone commented on what a great santa he was from the real beard to the height and suit he wore. Kind with the kids and actually talked to each kid and even posed with a dog :) We womt hesitate to book Santa John next year.
All my daughter wanted was to see the REAL Santa. She is 7 yrs old and could definitely tell the Santa at the mall wasn't 'real'. I looked everywhere for the perfect Santa and to my surprise he was right here in town! The experience was great. He came on Christmas eve at night and the kids 'caught' him leaving presents. It was magical.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
My Santa visit normally consists of is a big entrance, with lots of bell ringing and ho ho ho's. Then a short meet and greet for a few people before starting visits with the children.
For the visit, I offer them to sit on my lap and we pose for pictures. After the pictures, I spend some time with each child asking if they are having a good time, have they been good this year. I may ask them to tell me what good things they done. Then I ask them if there is anything special they would like for Christmas. I repeat it back loud enough so that the parent can hear what was request. If candy canes or gifts are provided, I hand one to the child and go onto the next child.
After I have visited with the children I am available for family pictures. After any group pictures, I can read "T'was The Night Before Christmas" and as the book reached the end with the storybook Santa proclaiming "Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night", I stand up and repeat the line and exit to head back to the north pole.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 19, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 14, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 10, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|November 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 05, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||House Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 26, 2017 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Corporate Event|
|December 31, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|December 25, 2016 • 1:00am - 2:30am||Dinner Party|
|December 24, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 03, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 21, 2015||House Party|
|December 20, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 18, 2015||House Party|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 13, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 06, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 05, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 04, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 02, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 24, 2014||Other|
|December 20, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 06, 2014||Other|
|November 29, 2014||Christmas Party|
|November 29, 2014||Other|
|December 24, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 20, 2013||Other|
|December 18, 2013||Other|
|December 07, 2013||Holiday Party|
|December 05, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2012||Other|
|December 22, 2012||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2012||Holiday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Kris Kringle, St. Nicholas, Sinter Klass, Father Christmas, Pere Noel