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Santa John

Santa John

10 reviews

About Santa John

I portray and am a storytelling Santa Claus for Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. I tell some stories from a traditional storytelling format, and others use various slight-of-hand tricks as aids. I bring candy canes with me (sugar-free candy also for diabetics) as well as red "Rudolph" noses for leading the group in a rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." I have a natural beard and my own padding. And most important of all, I have a genuine love for and concern toward children of all ages. Of course, I spend one-on-one time with the children for them to share with me their hopes and dreams. I travel to homes, businesses, restaurants, hospitals, and nursing homes


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Santa John was great!

By Lynnette V. on January 6, 2017

Santa John was great! He arrived on time and was very engaging with the children who ranged in age from 1-4. Amazingly all of the children went to him and were not afraid as is often the case when children meet santa.

Santa John led the children in song, provided red noses to all the children and adults and read the Night Before Christmas. He also took individual and group photos with all the children.

A fun time was had by all

Hired as: Santa Claus
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The best ever!!!!

By Gina J. on December 24, 2016

Santa John was very genuine! He literally was Santa😍
He told stories and got everyone involved.
The kids loved him as did the adults. I hope he's available again next year!!
Thank you Santa John
Merry Christmas!

Hired as: Holiday Entertainment, Santa Claus
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Holiday celebration

By Starlene R. on December 20, 2016

Thank you!!! So much Santa John for making our family holiday celebration for the kids great success...

Hired as: Santa Claus
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Lovely Santa :)

By Justin M. on December 16, 2016

Santa John was such a pleasure to work with. Having him at our client party was a huge hit and everyone loved him. Thanks so much! You

Hired as: Santa Claus
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Santa John Visit - Fa La La La La Fantastic!

By Jana T. on December 15, 2016

Hi. Santa John visited with our 4 grandchildren (ages 5, 4, 3, and 2) on 3 December. We enjoyed him this year just as much as last year! He sings songs, reads "the Night Before Christmas" and spend time talking with each child. The grandchildren with just spellbound! Thank you Santa John and we hope to see you again next year!

Hired as: Santa Claus
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Great Job!

By Jessica J. on December 12, 2016

Santa John was professional and very interactive with our guest! We had a last minute schedule change and are very thankful that Santa John was able to accommodate us. Job well done. We look forward to booking you again next year!

Hired as: Holiday Entertainment, Santa Claus
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Kids loved Santa!!!

By Crystal R. on December 8, 2016

The kids were mesmerized by Santa and he did a great job! They loved hearing his stories and sitting in his lap telling him what they would like for Christmas. The Rudolph noses he gave out were a hit too! He did a great job and I will hire him again.

Hired as: Santa Claus
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He's the real thing

By Madeline F. on December 24, 2015

We booked Santa John for a party with friends and family, and he made our event a huge success. He arrived right on time and immediately engaged everyone in singing some Christmas carols. He then settled into a chair by the fire and told some truly unique stories about his reindeer, and Christmas cookies. He engaged each of the children with a neat magic trick and even coaxed the teenagers to play along! It warmed the adults hearts to watch the kids eyes grow wide and mouths drop open as Santa told stories. This Santa is very sincere and has a kindness in his smile. We will have him back! Highly recommend for families with young children.

Hired as: Santa Claus
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Happiest of Birthdays

By Kathryn W. on December 18, 2015

Santa was great. He was kind, sensitive, interactive, animated and entertaining. He was able to hold the attention of small children for an hour and he really worked around my child's shyness. I couldn't have asked for better and we are so grateful that Santa was able to squeeze us into his busy schedule. Thank you, Santa!

Hired as: Holiday Entertainment, Santa Claus

Best Santa Ever! He will always be Santa in my book!

By Robyn H. on December 19, 2011

Santa John and his lovely wife, Mrs. Claus, came to a fundraiser for my best friend's son. We were blessed enough to share an entire afternoon with the two of them. I don't think Christmas will ever be the same if we don't see them both in the future! Although the event was not as well attended as we had hoped, Santa John never lost the twinkle in his eye, the "jolly" in his spirit, or the smile in his Ho Ho HO! Truly the most Holiday Spirit filled soul I've ever met! I definitely will be sharing Christmases in the future with them if I have anything at all to do with it! Thank you!

Hired as: Santa Claus

Booking Info

  • Fee: $100 and up
  • Insurance: $1,000,000 per occurrence - World Clown Association insurance pending currently
  • Languages: English

About Booking

Whether you hire Santa John or another Santa Claus for your Waldorf event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad booking platform as you book your Santa Claus. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the GigSalad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Waldorf Santa Claus of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Santa Claus sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Past Booked Events

Dec 24, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 24, 2016 Festival
Dec 23, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 18, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 16, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 15, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 06, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 03, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 03, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 23, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 20, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 17, 2015 Birthday (Child)
Dec 10, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 07, 2015 Holiday Party (Other)
Dec 05, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 05, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 20, 2014 Christmas Party

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Santa John to find out what their setup requirements are.

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