I am a real bearded Santa and provide Santa visits for Private Parties in the Inland Empire or Orange County. Also available for Business Parties, Long Term Care Facilities, Group Homes or shut ins.
I can tell holiday stories, and believe in having a jolly time. I can scan each child with a meter to determine if the child has been naughty or nice, and will leave a certificate for each child deemed to be "Nice". Mrs Claus or Elves are available at additional cost. If you provide a photographer, all the photos are free.
It was a Great time for my Two Granddaughters, and Mrs. Claus was wonderful
Kyle is always great with the kids
Santa Kyle was fabulous! This is the 2nd year in a row I’ve had him to my house on Christmas Eve. My family loved him!
Santa Kyle did a great job keeping the I believe in Santa alive! Everyone had a good time!
Was very prompt and on time, he was nice enough to adjust his schedule when I had last minute time change. He came to the house was wonderful with all the kids and read them a story. We can not wait until next year, to have him back again.
Disappointment, Frustration and Anger are what come to mind with a Santa Kyle booking. Confirmed for 1 hr at 8pm Santa Kyle finally showed up at 9:25pm....1-1/2hrs late and yet he never bothered to call. After 2 unanswered calls I finally reached his cell at 8:20pm and was told he was still an 1 hour drive from my home! 30 mintes later I called again and he said he was still almost 1 hour away! Though we had 19 children between 2-10 years old waiting for him, I told him it would be close to 10pm so not to bother showing up. Several of the parents had already taken their children home and a couple of the younger ones had fallen asleep in bedrooms. Nice presents had been purchased for the children so I asked some grandparents if they would hand out the Santa gifts. Then at 9:25p ....1-1/2hrs late, Santa Kyle finally shows up. We were not comfortable with him and he was asked to leave.
I would like to add this booking disaster was emotional as one 5yr old who lost his father in a plane crash cried when told that Santa wasn't coming (it was his grandfather that handed out the presents for me).
Response from Santa Kyle Lovett:
I am sorry that Kathryn had such a bad experience. The reason I do Santa at Christmas is because of the joy it brings to the children when they have time with Santa. I do not plan on causing children distress.
When Kathryn asked for a quote for my services, the ocation she listed was "Oak Glen" without an address. When calculting travel time , I use map quest. Since there was no street address, Map Quest calculates to the center of the community listed. I'm not sure, but Kathryn lives well beyond the center of Oak Glen. After she accepted my quote, she was supposed to supply a contact phone number, which sh did not do. I had to request a phone number by "Gig Salad's" message system.
It turns out that the night of her party was the busiest night for air travel so far this year. Also one of the busiest night for holiday parties. The freeways were packed. If travel was normal I would have traveled from a party in Fontana, to my Home in Redlands, then travel to her party in Oak Glen. What should have been a 45 minute trip from Fontana to Oak Glen , took over 2 hours due to terrible street/freeway traffic.
I did show uo at the party, stayed outside and was told to leave the premises. I have refunded my fee the next business day to Kathryn's husaband.-Santa Kyle
The contract agreement stated Kyle Lovett was booked for 6:00 - 6:45pm, which was ok since the anticipated time for the party end time would be approximately 7:00 p.m. Our children departed the party at approxiately 7:10pm and "no" Santa had arrived. There was only one (1) family left at the party, when Kyle Lovett entered at 7:22pm. I was soooo disappointed; and all he could say is that he was stuck in traffic and that the Riverside Convention Center had no handicap accesibility for him to use. Handicap accessibilty is everywhere at the Center; escalator, elevator, handicap ramp, and parking and there was plenty of space in the parking lot. He had called me earlier Sunday 12/17th to verify the time and also told me that he was late to another party the evening before and was "chewed" out. He assured me that he would be at the party on-time and maybe 10 minutes late. I confirmed the party would convene at approximately 7pm; and he showed up after the fact and extremely late. I do want my deposit returned and fees for the "Santa". I would like to know that if in the future, the Santa is professional, time conscious, and care about his appearance. His appearance was not good, he complained about having to use a cane and that he was tired. He is not suitable to represent a "Santa Claus". Gig Salad sent a last minute e-mail for review and nothing was adhered to. Very disappointed, BJ Singleton
Response from Santa Kyle Lovett:
I called BJ the morning of the event to confirm location in the convetkon Center, I was told it was on the 2nd floor. We agreed on changing the performance time to 6:30pm to 7pm since I was leaving a visit at 6pm.
When I arrived in Riverside, I found that downtown was has having 'Feastival of lights'. Traffic was bad, parking was not good. I had not been informed of Convention center parking in the Wells Fargo building, and found street parking 2 blocks away.
The main floor of Convention Center is up 2 flights of stairs, or a wheel chair ramp 2 lenghts of of the connvention centet. There is no external escalator. I do walk with a cane.
After entering the building, I found that the pary was not on the 2nd floor, but in the basement, with an entrance on another side of the building. I was able to use the elevator to reacb the lower level.
My contract with private agents require resevered parking for Santa at the event site 2 hrs before events, and 1 hour after. This was not in the Gig Salad agreement, it will ibe in the future.
I think that since I had called to confirm party Location, BJ would have called me once the location had changed. She had several hours to do this. I still made an appeareance at the party, even though I was late - Santa Kyle
Santa Kyle is always great for our Christmas parties. This year he was running a lil behind but the kids understood that his sleigh could not fly that night and he had to make other transportation plans. Everything was awesome once he arrived. We will definitely book him next yr...
Kyle exceeded my expectations with his twinkly smile and sweet demeanor. Our children enjoyed receiving their gifts from the "real" Santa. I would not hesitate to recommend him for your event.
very friendly kids enjoyed the surprise and his company
Although he was late and couldn't find the address, we really did enjoy him. He really is good with all ages and the shy kids, too.
I loved that he sang with my youngest grandson "Rudolph the red nose reindeer!"
I think there was a mistake with Gigsalad concerning the price. When I received the offer I believed the price was for an hour as you had the time listed 5-6, but Kyle Lovett said it was for the half hour. That's okay with me since it was Christmas Eve and I appreciated the service. Thank you. By the way, he did offer not to accept his check because of the misunderstanding.
We had Santa Kyle stop by our company Christmas Party. After delivering gifts, he walked around through all of our offices taking pictures and handing out candy canes.
Can't wait to book him again next year!
Very pleased with Kyle Lovett. My family and I had a great,and memorable Christmas morning because of him. He did so great with the kids. My daughter's face was priceless. These are the years of childhood that be remembered. Thank you again. Can't wait to do it next year. Christmas 2016.
Santa Kyle was first class from his arrival to his entrance to the main house to his exit when done he mad both of my granddaughters fell very special and having THE REAL SANTA CLAUS with them on this very special Christmas Day
We were so pleased with Santa Kyle. We want him back next year.
We were a little nervous about our Christmas party this year because every year we have used the same Santa. Well this year our Santa decided to retire so we had to go out on a limb and find a new one. So we searched the Internet and found Gigsalad. The pictures looked great and everything but you really never know how well it will turn out. How will he do with our tons of Kids (33 this yr to be exact)? How much will it cost? Will the kids believe he is Santa? These are all the questions we asked ourselves. Well we must say Santa Kyle Lovett was Awesome with a capital A and we will definitely be requesting him again. His performance was so natural. He was not in a rush, didn't push the 1 hr rental, and was very relaxed. A+ all the way Santa...you were awesome...
Kyle was amazing with my family and daycare children. He entertained all their crazy notions and sayings. He sang with the kids, played with them. I'd highly recommend him!!
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 01, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 24, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 25, 2017 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2017 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 25, 2016 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 25, 2016 • 9:30am - 10:00am||Surprise|
|December 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 22, 2016 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 16, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 03, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Fundraiser|
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