Santa visits YOU! Make your Christmas gathering memorable. A personal visit makes a lifetime memory.
Since 1998, Santa Kennison visits homes, schools, businesses, and other special events bringing cheer and encouraging children of all ages to be on their best behavior.
Current clients include - The Enchanted Forest benefitting LeBonheur Children's Hospital, The Salvation Army - Memphis Division, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, The Majestic Grille, Chickasaw Oaks Shopping Center, Chickasaw Country Club, Apple Grove LIving (an Alzheimer's and Dementia Residence), Ava Maria Assisted Living,
Santa was awesome and very good with kids.
Response from Santa Kennison:
Thank you. The stunned expressions on the children's faces was priceless. I appreciate you booking me.
Santa Kennison Kyle
We enjoyed have Santa Kennison for our event! Everyone enjoyed it. He was great with the kids and adults. Thank you!
Response from Santa Kennison:
Thanks for having me. It was a fun evening. Glad your guests had a good time.
We had Santa Kennison come to my daughter's birthday party, and he was wonderful! He visited with the children, even convinced a shy one or two to come visit, read them a story, then sang Happy Birthday to our star with us. I highly recommend him!
Price Range: Please request a quote for your event.
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
Insurance: $4,000,000 - Full Coverage with molestation rider
What to Expect
Santa Kennison is available for:
Drop in visits
Santa Kennison began portraying Santa professionally in December 1998. He's a second generation Santa continuing the legacy of his father, Santa Jim Kyle (1944-2011).
His regular appearances include: The Enchanted Forest benefitting LeBonheur Childrens Hospital, The Salvation Army - Memphis, The Majestic Grille, Chickasaw Oaks Shopping Center, Chickasaw County Club, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Sea Isle Park Elementary, Fire Museum of Memphis and numerous other private events.
He attended the International University of Santa Claus in 2017. He is a member of IBRBS, a professional organization for Christmas performers and it's local affiliate chapter - MidSouthern Santa Society.
Additional Booking Notes
Please have a chair available for Santa. The best chairs have a wide seat so children can sit in Santa's lap comfortably. The chair seat doesn't need to be deep (front to back). Straight back chairs work better than recliners.
Water is always a welcomed refreshment.
Santa Kennison will deliver gifts, party favors, etc., provided by host/hostess. These can be picked up outside event venue or done discreetly inside the venue. Remember, Santa has elves that help make the magic happen.
Please be prepared with video/still cameras. Make sure they're charged or have fresh batteries.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 25, 2018 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Chickasaw Oaks Shopping Center Holiday Open House|
|November 26, 2018 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Enchanted Forest benefiting LeBonheur Hospital|
|November 30, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||City Of Millington, TN Tree Lighting|
|December 01, 2018 • 9:00am - 10:00am||HOLD|
|December 01, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||City Of Millington, TN Christmas Parade|
|December 03, 2018 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Enchanted Forest benefiting LeBonheur Hospital|
|December 08, 2018 • 8:00am - 12:00pm||Fire Museum of Memphis - tickets required|
|December 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Wiemar's Jewelry - Bartlett, TN|
|December 10, 2018 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Enchanted Forest benefiting LeBonheur Hospital|
|December 15, 2018 • 9:30am - 2:00pm||SOLD OUT Majestic Grille - Brunch with Santa|
|December 17, 2018 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Enchanted Forest benefiting LeBonheur Hospital|
|December 21, 2018 • 7:30am - 8:00am||Salvation Army - Kroger on Mendenhall|
Past Booked Events
|November 19, 2018 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Enchanted Forest benefiting LeBonhuer Hospital|
|December 24, 2016 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 11, 2016 • 10:30am - 2:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 12, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|December 08, 2012||Private Party|
|December 08, 2012||Christmas Party|
|Kennison Kyle||Natural Bearded Santa|
|Don Hilburn||Natural Bearded Santa|
|Michael Rice||Designer Beard Santa|
|Kevin Smithers||Natural Bearded Santa|
|Fred Phillips||Natural Bearded Santa|
Influences & Inspiration
My father, Santa Jim Kyle - he portrayed Santa from the mid-1980s until his death in 2011. It's because of him that I wear the red suit.
America's Favorite Santa - Dutch Schrap - Pennsylvania - another young Santa portrayer. He's younger than I with more years of experience. He's a member of The Santa Claus Hall of Fame inducted in 2017
Fabled Santa - Stephen Arnold - Tennessee.
dependent on type of event
Straight back chair for Santa
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