I still believe in Santa Claus..... (do you?)
Meadow Linn once said: "He may not be the one that puts the presents under the tree, but his spirit works through us each time we give freely without expectations and each time we spread joy, love and light."
I am that festive light we know as Santa Claus. Each year I bring joy and love to hundreds of children, mothers, fathers, and employees. I will read stories and poems, lead carols and songs at parties and holiday gatherings.
How can I help you make your festivities all the more festive this holiday season? Call Santa Layne to find out what we can collaboratively accomplish for your group.
We used Santa Layne for our 2017 Christmas party; due to the holidays and general work I forgot to write this review and it's long over due.
Santa Layne had a prior gig to our event and made that clear that he would be running late. Because he would not stay the full amount of time asking he did give us a discount to our appreciation.
When Santa Layne arrived he made sure the room knew he was there with a jolly old "HO HO HO!" I know my daughter was thrilled to see Santa take the huge throne we provided for him. He was a wonderful Santa, although our guests did not get too much in the Christmas spirit I made sure he was as comfortable as he could be.
When photos opted for people to take he made friendly conversation anchored to the age group he was with. With my coworkers and myself he made light jokes and made us laugh to make for a lot of good candidate photos. With my daughter he treated her as a princess and spoke to her with his jolly Santa voice asking what she wanted for Christmas. While waiting for more guests he would jingle his bells to remind people of his presence which welcomed more guests to sit with him.
Would I use him again? I would!
Unable to review as the Santa performer was unable to work due to an illness he suffered on day of our event. However, the company was very prompt in refunding our payment.
We enjoyed having Santa Layne! The kids loved it and the adults too. We could tell when he arrived though that he was starting to get very sick and were concerned about others getting sick. No casualties have been heard of though so all is good. Hope he feels better soon!
Response from Santa Layne Kulwin:
Actually, I’m not sure that anyone I played Santa for got sick. But, this momentary bout of double pneumonia crept up on me and just knocked me upside the head! All is much better now and I may actually get discharged tomorrow.
It was wonderful being Santa for your “gig” and I’m so happy we had the opportunity to meet. It was truly fun for me and I hope for the others, too. Who knows... maybe next year?
My New Year's good wishes to you and your team.
Thank you Santa Layne Kulwin for the great adventure. Our Staff was excited to see you. We appreciate you coming out a making this holiday season special.
Response from Santa Layne Kulwin:
Sam....you are all so welcomed. I enjoyed the time I spent with you all. It was my sincere pleasure. Blessings to you all! Sad news... Boo hoo.
I am sad to report that Layne has been admitted to the hospital. He will not be able to accommodate telephone calls at this time. He cannot use the phone as talking is very difficult for him. e
If you need to speak to someone urgently please contact his husband, Steve Kline at (408) 768-4154. But please for urgent needs, only.
Layne will respond asap to your voicemail or text message. However, he cannot carry on a prolonged typing conversation at this time.
Layne and Steve
Love to you guys. Truly.
Was not very impressed, he promised a lot on his emails but did not deliver. He made innapropriate comments to people that Santa or anyone just should not say. The women guest were not comfortable at all with his demeanor and many declined to sit on his lap for pictures, but kneeled to the side. We cut his time short. The highlight of the party turned out to be a low light. Thank God the little kids didn’t know how everyone felt.
Response from Santa Layne Kulwin:
I am quite surprised and shocked by this review. My emails follow Gigsalad guidelines and I noted things that I could do for you. Upon arrival I followed your direction and mingled with your guests.
I was then asked to get ready for the kids. Under your direction they each received a gift and had their picture taken with Santa. Adults, too!
I am most concerned with the comments regarding inappropriate comments I may have made. As a guest in your home I attempt to closely watch what I say; as an ordained minister I truly watch my words. The women that chose NOT to sit down on Santa's laptop were almost exclusively wearing very, very short dresses. Santa invites every one to sit on his lap; children, teens, women and men. Santa may choose to comment on the pink elephant dancing in the room but it's always done tactfully, and tastefully. Perhaps I overrated the sense of humor of the room. EVERYONE FELT THAT WAY comment expanded from the women felt uncomfortable is a large step forward.
Mike, yourb a very classy guy and you put on on a very successful party. I only wish my performance was agreeable with all of your guests.
Wishing you a wonderful and meaningful holiday.
My kids enjoyed to see Santa
Santa Layne looked and acted "like" Santa! He mingled with our employees and catered to the children, awesome Santa!
Layne was amazing and a true Santa!
Price Range: Negotiated based on needs and venue.
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Santa will greet your guests, engage them in conversation and if you have gifts, will help with distributing them. I am good with children of all ages, teens and adults. Per your requestI can do any of the following:
1. Greet each child individually and try to make them feel as if they’re the most special person there!
2. Present them with a gift that you will provide for them.
2. Storytelling: Read a Christmas story to them.
3. Be available for pictures with the individual child and group shots, too.
4. Lead them in Christmas carols and songs.
5. Include the parents and other siblings in their magic moment with Santa.
6. Santa has been privy for special events, too. Adults only parties, parties with pets, special time at hospitals or your home with a special needs child.
I have been a holiday favorite with many clients since 2011. I am a seasoned Santa, experienced working with children and corporate functions, too. As such, I offer a wide variety of possibilities for you. I cover a myriad of event services…. Just ask and let's see what magic we might create together.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL I pursued my education at a number of colleges and universities. I have attended classes at Loyola University (Chicago, IL), Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA), Mesa College (San Diego, CA) to name just a few. I have an undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and have earned a master’s degree from Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC.
I currently reside in San Jose, CA but my reindeer and sleigh are known to travel to many different localities. How can I and my elves help you this holiday season?
Past Booked Events
|December 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2017 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 11, 2017 • 9:30am - 12:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
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