Bring back those cherished moments by hiring a professional, real bearded Santa this Christmas season. I am available for home visits, photo shoots, parades, private and corporate parties, "Caught Ya" events, pet pictures, gift delivery and many other occasions.
I am a graduate of the International University of Santa Claus (PhD degree), the Professional Santa Claus School, The Charles W. Howard Santa School and the The Santa Conservatory. Every year I strive to learn things that will help make my appearances more enjoyable to children and adults. Additionally, I maintain a clean background check and carry entertainer's liability insurance.
I am truly a "Santa for all occasions."
Santa Steve is the BEST Santa in Northern Mississippi. He looks and acts the part to entertain children and adults of all ages. He is responsive in emails, keeps to his contract and is always on time. If you are looking for a Santa...Santa Steve is your guy!
Santa Steve has been our Santa for my son’s first and second Christmas and will be our go to Santa every year he is available! Not only does he look just like the real Santa he is also very sweet! Even though my son screamed and cried, Santa Steve stayed calm and just talked to him with a quiet tone and never once got aggravated or upset when my son wanted nothing to do with him. I’m hoping that my son will come around eventually, but it’s good to know that even if he doesn’t, we will have a Santa who still cares and shows kindness toward him anyway. Thank you Santa Steve for being awesome!!
W had Santa for my granddaughters and he was wonderful the kids loved it and you could tell he loves what he does. Will book for the next season.
Very great santa. Interacts with the kids. Very professional and very nice.
Santa Steve is the best Santa. He is so kind a.d patient with the kids. We have had him over 3 years in a row. We can't wait for his visit in 2021.
Santa Steve was so accommodating and was great with the kids. We had him for a small event with our neighbors with kids ranging from 2 months to 3 years old. The kids loves him and he was very jolly. About to book him for next year right now!
I cant begin to describe how magical it is when Santa Steve comes to visit my granddaughter and her friends each year! It is one of our favorite traditions! I couldn't imagine our Christmas season without his home visit!!
Santa Steve is just the best! Highly recommend- so kind and professional and truly believes in the real meaning of Christmas also which I love! The kids were in awe of him! ❤️
Santa Steve is the best around! The boys love him!
Santa Steve makes our Christmas extra special each year. He's the best!
This is the third year that Santa has come to see our kiddos. They look forward to it EVERY YEAR! Santa Steve is the BEST!!! Even the most shy kids warm up to him.
Santa Steve is the best! My nine grandchildren look forward to this visit every year. If one of the kids has a crazy question, all of Santa Steve's answers are right on point and he is never caught off guard in a conversation with a child. He listens to them as if theirs is the only conversation that matters at the time! Santa Steve is a must during our Christmas! He is fun - interacts with the kiddos beautifully, dependable and I really believe he lives at the North Pole! Thank you Santa Steve!
Santa Steve is the absolute best!
Santa Steve was the Perfect Santa Claus for our family. He was punctual and a very positive charisma. He was very calm and gave the kids enough time to process that Santa has actually arrived. The chat with the kids was nice and the book he read to the kids was a big hit.
Thank you Santa Steve for a visit my kids will never forget!!!
Santa Steve has visited us over Christmas several times. His last visit was my granddaughter's Brownie Christmas party. Wonderful time and great memories.
Santa Steve is “Our Santa!” i could not imagine spending this special evening with any other Santa! He is so kind and spends time with each child! He brings the magic to CHRISTmas! We are so thankful to have this opportunity each year!
We had the best time with Santa Steve Christmas Eve. He was very sweet to the kids and answered all their little questions. So much fun!
Wonderful Santa, made our day very special with our little granddaughter as well as our 'older grands". The children loved him and the pictures of Christmas with Santa 2019 will last forever.
We had Santa come to our Annual Retiree's luncheon. He visited each table as we enjoyed our meal then took his seat on the stage for anyone who wanted to take pictures as they sat on his knee. He then read the real meaning of CHRISTmas story to us and it was enjoyed by all.
We had Santa Steve show up for a surprise visit at our Corporate Christmas party and he was a hit! All the adults loved seeing him there and loved taking pictures. You could tell everyone enjoyed talking with him. Santa Steve was very accommodating, preofessional and easy to work with. Thank you!
Santa Steve is awesome and so good with the kids. Our group loves for him to come have breakfast with us and it’s a fun yearly tradition for the little ones and parents alike!
This is our 2nd year to have a home visit from Santa Steve! The joy he brings is simply magical!! I cant imagine a year without his visits now!! Already planning for this Christmas!!
Santa Steve is the best! We hired him to be in some of our Christmas pictures for my son’s first Christmas! He was on time and was very nice! He didn’t mind when my son screamed at him and cried non stop at him either. He just kept smiling and trying to keep my son calm. We will definitely be seeing Santa Steve again this and for many years to come! We loved the one on one experience, even though my son hated it!
Santa delivers every time! You are so wonderful to come and spread the true meaning of Christmas to our Sunday school class! Awesome!
Our children and grandchildren live in Atlanta and Chicago, in September they asked, if Santa Steve would visit this year!!! The excitement began!
Santa picks up small gifts from out porch to give the children. He is patient and enjoys the kids. Santa sings songs and talks with the children, He answered questions about Rudolph, the other reindeer and Mrs. Claus. The children enjoyed being close to Santa and sitting on his lap. As Santa was telling us something funny about Rudolph, when our 3yr. old grandson jumped onto Santa Steve's lap and gave him a big hug!
Our children couldn't thank us enough for inviting Santa Steve for the third year!
We look forward to Santa Steve next year!!!
Carl and Carol
Santa Steve is so wonderful. This is the second year we've had him for home visit. The first year was for my girls double birthday party. He was a huge hit. This year we just had cookies and a visit with family. He is very kind and patient. My girls are still very young, so Santa is still kinda scary. He talked and played until they got comfortable. I'm so glad I found Santa Steve. He has a heart of gold. He even posed with my cat, Lucky. I look forward to having him over every year!!
We have an annual Summer Santa for St. Jude patients at Target House. We provide a huge selection of gifts, personalize shirts for the children and have an activity. In 2018, we invited Santa Steve and he graciously accepted. He was amazing with the children! There are so many things one can't say or do, and Santa Steve still made the children feel so special. He was nothing short of amazing!!!
Santa Steve is as real as they come.....not only by looking just like Santa himself, but the genuine person that makes him who he is. We had Santa come for a home visit after a Christmas party and the kids were in Awe! To see their faces light up knowing they had the opportunity to actually talk with Santa was priceless. The adults loved Santa just as much though!! If you’re looking for a little magic around Christmas, I highly recommend Santa Steve Dodd!!!!
Santa Steve made Christmas magical for seven little children. Three of them had been afraid to approach Santa earlier in the season, but he made them so comfortable, they sat in his lap. Thank you, Santa Steve, for making this a very special Christmas for our family!
Santa Steve was everything we could've asked for -- the kids loved him and he was great to work with!!
Santa Steve surprised my son and his guests at his birthday party! Thirty minutes was plenty of time for photos and wishlists! My son turned ten on Christmas Day. This visit was very special and one he will not forget! Thank you for the memories!
We have booked what will be our 3rd visit with Santa Steve. This has become a treasured memory each year with our grandchildren. I could not ask for a better experience for our family. These memories are priceless.
We had the pleasure of having photos made of our grandchildren with Santa Steve in November of 2017. However, our photographer decided not to do them again this year. When I learned that I could actually have him visit our home in 2018, I was thrilled. Not only is he authentic looking, but the children were most comfortable with him after only a short time. He interacted with them at their own pace and it was a great time for all. What a wonderful experience we had! I highly recommend having Santa Steve for a personal visit! 🎅🏻🎄
Santa Steve was so awesome! He delivered my daughter's Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve night, and he was very pleasant and super nice! The excitement in my daughter's eyes was breath taking! Thank you so much Santa, I can’t wait to see you next year!!
I have used Santa Steve for the past two years. He is a dream to work with! He makes in home visits so magical. He is so patient and kind with the kids and offers such a unique experience! We will cherish these memories for a lifetime! It is now one of our favorite Christmas traditions.
This was our second time doing this, and we are beyond pleased with both events. The grandchildren and young cousins were mesmerized. We enjoyed having the time to pose the whole family in pictures, and we had about thirty this year. Santa Steve was professional and was always in character for us and the children. The first event, a few years ago, one of the children on the verge of non belief was converted to a believer with just his physical appearance in our home. He was informed to answer questions and even those about the elves. Would recommend this to everyone as even the great grandparents were pleased and posed for pictures. Love it!
No words to describe how magical this was for my granddaughter and her friends. Santa Steve made it special and so meaningful. Our little one can't wait for Santa to come visit next Christmas!!
Santa Steve is such a wonderful Santa! He’s so kind and patient to the children! We look forward to this special time each year!
Santa Steve is amazing. He is always so easy to work with, very punctual, and great with the kids. All the kids love him, too. If you need Santa to come to your event, this one is the one you call! I look forward to next year. :-)
We had Santa Steve come out for our grandson's and cousins, and it was such a surprise to them! They had no idea!!! He was so great, the boys loved him and they are still talking about him and how much fun it was to see him at their house. I would highly recommend Santa Steve, and yes, we are going to be booking him again soon!!!!
Santa Steve will be our only Santa going forward. All of the kiddos were so happy to see him and listen to Santa read them a story! We will call Santa Steve every year for a visit!
Thank you so much for loving what you do!
Santa Steve is the best Santa I have ever encountered. I am a photographer and have worked with several Santa's, but Santa Steve truly provides a magical experience. My four girls love him to death ,and my husband and I will probably always be believers because of Santa Steve. He passed out gifts and handled chaos with charm. All the kids were so excited and customer service was amazing.
He's an excellent Santa. He is patient and kind with each individual child. This is the 2nd time we've had Santa Steve come to our house to visit our kids during our annual Christmas party. The other parents and kids loved him. Will definitely hire again!
We were so lucky to have Santa Steve at our event in November. It was an outdoor event and in the 20's, but Santa still had a big smile on his face and he was a huge hit. We will continue to have Santa Steve at all of our events, he is the best!
Santa Steve came to our wedding reception and was a total hit! Our guests loved seeing him and taking pictures. Steve was so nice and easy to work with. We would most definitely recommend booking him for your next holiday event!
Santa Steve is truly a professional! Not only does he arrive on time but he is so patient with all the kids and all the adults taking pictures. We had 6 great grandkids all under the age of 6 and he was great with them. All of them sat in his lap for pictures ( well, except for 1 Lol!) He definitely won over our 2 1/2 year old Mason. Look forward to having Santa back in December. He is the BEST!
You will surely believe that if you have the opportunity to see him in action. We have used him for the last several years for a large event in December. There is nothing put on about his appearance, it is all natural. He takes time with each and every child, and they love him. It is a pleasure to see the kids happy with their visits. I would recommend him many times over.
My husband and I have known Santa Steve and Dana Claus for twenty-plus years. For the last three years Santa Steve enters our home ringing jingle bells, talks individually with our grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Santa Steve approaches his job with patience, love and sensitivity for our children. We provide the $20 gift and Santa distributes the presents taking time with each child. Opportune time for making your unforgettable photos of the family with Santa. Amazing Christmas cards!
Santa Steve continues to attend training sessions through Santa University and his fraternal order of Santas! Professional. We are looking forward to seeing him next December for our traditional night!
This is our 4th year using Santa Steve for our annual Christmas party, and it’s always something we look forward to! Already booked him again for 2019!
Santa Steve is the perfect Santa for any event. He knows how to make kids feel comfortable around Santa and takes the best pics with them! I personally enjoy working with Santa Steve. He is always on time and jovial. If you hire Santa Steve, you will be very pleased.
Santa Steve has been the trusted Santa for the annual Hernando Christmas Open House and Hernando Christmas Parade for more than the last five years. He is great with all types of children and even pets! If you're looking for a Santa that is reliable, trustworthy, and good with children, then you need to book Santa Steve!
Santa Steve is amazingly patient, caring and very professional! From the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves; he is in character. Whether he is winning over an 18 month old to sit next to him or answering numerous questions from an 8 year old he truly has a gift of understanding exactly what is needed at the time. We absolutely loved Santa's visit in our home and seeing the excitement of all the children. We can hardly wait for Christmas 2018 to be here so we can make more family memories with the magnificent Santa Steve.
I contacted Santa Steve on behalf of Parkwood Hospital in Olive Branch to schedule a visit for our patients during the Christmas holidays. Santa Steve was a huge success and was widely enjoyed by all our patients, from the very young to the young at heart! Everyone was excited and couldn't wait for Santa Steve to appear on their unit, and that included the staff as well. Santa Steve will be part of our holiday planning from now on! I wouldn't dream of using any other Santa!
Thank you so much for bringing the Magic of Christmas to all the children in our area! See you next year!
Thanks Santa Steve!
He’s an awesome Santa and all the kids loved him! We’ll definitely be booking again!
We have used Santa Steve for many years. My kids enjoy seeing him each year. Great suit, real beard and someone who takes being Santa very seriously. Very organized with appointments and bookings. Amazing Santa who will be a great part of your event.
This was the first of what I hope will be many years to have Santa Steve in our home. The experience was priceless!
Santa Steve entertained the senior residences at Providence Assisted Living and everyone had a great time. He is the perfect Santa!
Our Church Senior Citizen Group Christmas party theme this year was “Hear Comes Santa Clause”. Santa Steve timely entrance, as we sang the theme song, with his Ho, Ho, Ho, Jingle Bells and Merry Christmas, was outstanding. Not only did Santa pass out Christmas presents to all 35 seniors, he took the time to interact with each of us. Santa’s remarks with our commentator was a crowd pleaser, everyone had a great time. Most of our Seniors had their pictures taken with Santa, our party was the best-ever, thanks to Santa Steve.
If you need the assistance of a professional and well-dressed Santa at any of your functions, then you need Santa Steve.
Without any reservations, I am honored to recommend Steve.
Santa Steve has done our annual neighborhood kids Christmas party for the last 2 years and I just feel blessed to have found him. Watching the kids around Santa Steve just melts my heart. He is amazingly kind and has the personality that you would expect the real Santa to have. He is great with the kids as well as the adults. From head to toe he is legit Santa! We have him booked for our 2018 party as well and I can rest assured that it will be another huge success.
This is our 4th year using Santa Steve for our Christmas party! He is always so wonderful with the kids and they love it! We plan to use him every year going forward and I would recommend him to anyone!
Santa Steve has come to our client appreciation event for several years now. He's wonderful with the kids and so realistic. He's the reason our event is a success each year. You won't find a better Santa.
I have worked with Santa Steve for 5 years and am thrilled with his work. He knows just what to say & do to make the children comfortable. Everyone is in wonder when he is around. This is money well spent.
This event was amazing for one reason, our Santa! He was so wonderful and great with the kids. His suit was very nice, beard was real, and personality was just that of your favorite Santa! I will never hire anyone else!
Santa Steve did an awesome job for our company Christmas party - east to contact and work with, responsive to our requests and so much fun!!
Santa Steve once again brought magic to our home on Christmas Eve! Our kids were thrilled when he rang the doorbell and we loved every minute of his visit. Thank you, Santa for helping us create memories for a lifetime!
Santa Steve arrived for my daughters 10th birthday party. He was awesome with the kids. I couldn't have ask for a better Santa. Thanks Santa!!
Santa Steve charmed patrons with the "Christmas Spirit" as he entered the restaurant where my workgroup was having Christmas lunch with our boss. Our boss was so surprised and his reaction priceless when Santa Steve presented him with his Christmas gift from Santa's gift bag. It was a great experience for everyone. I highly recommend Santa Steve for any event or appearance...large or small. He is original and exceptional.
Tunica Humane Society has a long, rewarding relationship with SantaSteve. Not only have we done photo shoots with him at our Christmas Adoption Events where people could bring their pets for pictures, one of our most successful promotions was Christmas in July. Steve Dodd is the kindest man and at these events, he becomes Santa Claus in our eyes. We all believe in the magic of SantaSteve. The animals believe in the magic of SantaSteve. We are so thankful this generous man and his lovely wife came into our mist. They have helped us raise countless dollars for the animals in our care at Tunica Humane Society.
Wow! Our family had 11 little ones at our family gathering and when Santa appeared they were so shocked amazed and happy!! a few were on the edge of not believing, but now are true believers again... after all Santa came to see them and handed out presents calling out each child's name on the present. "Hey I'm on the good list , I'm on the good list", said one of my grandsons. He was concerned when his gift was the last one Santa gave out. LOL . he was also the one to open the door and to see Santa!! The parents were just as exicted as the children and all the family took family pictures. He read the children a book about the First Christmas and they all were intense listneners. "This was best thing you ever did" (meaning having santa come) said my 63 year old bother. he was thrilled that his grandchildren were so happy. santa steve is the Great and spoke to each child and was everything santa should be!
Santa Steve is a complete joy to work with and be around. The kids and adults loved him. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Can't wait to see him again next year!
He was wonderful!!! He looks just like the real Santa. He was so kind to the children and let them spend as much time as they needed. We will call him next year for our party again!!
Santa Steve is the best Santa I've ever seen! Not only does he look exactly like Santa, but he is professional, kind, fun, and loves people.
He has attended our WWII Veterans' meeting for the last two year and he so good with them. We wouldn't use anyone else, for he is the best. Deep down, I think he is the REAL Santa.
Santa Steve was fantastic! We had a lot of positive comments concerning him. One of the comments that I heard repeatedly was how perfect his facial expressions were in the pictures taken. I would highly recommend Santa Steve.
Santa Steve is a wonderful Santa to work with during Christmas festivities. We used Santa Steve for two of our events recently: Christmas Open House (11/10/13) and the Hernando Christmas Parade (12/2/13). Santa Steve is easy to communicate with, always answers phone calls and emails, he was always on time and the kids loved him! For our first event, Christmas Open House, we had pictures with Santa. Santa Steve did a wonderful job enteracting with our photographer and was even better with the children and parents. Everyone loved him! Secondly, we used him for our Christmas Parade as the grand finale float with Santa. He was prompt, professional and most importantly a huge hit with all the attendees. We would definitely recommend Santa Steve for any of your corporate and special events!
Having Santa Steve at our restaurant twice this year was a huge success!! Both times, more parents brought their children to see Santa and Santa Cow than ever before!
I booked Santa Steve for a holiday gathering of 80 professionals and managers at FedEx on December 19, 2012. Santa Steve was absolutely great to work with while scheduling his arrival. He was very flexible, and Santa Steve was fantastic when the exciting day arrived for him to add joy and laughter to our departmental party.
Santa Steve came in with bells ringing and was a big hit for the large crowd. He stayed to take individual and team pictures. I dare say that this is one Christmas party that these FedEx people will never forget, and Santa Steve is a large part of that great memory.
Best Santa ever!!! Great with kids. They loved!!
I booked Santa Steve on recommendations from a friend for a party at our home. The comments I kept hearing again and again were "is he the real Santa?". He was great with the kids and even read a couple of books. Thanks Santa Steve.
SantaSteve popped into our staff meeting today to the surprise of the staff. He used his high tech abilities to advise who was on the naughty/nice list. He gave the naughty co-worker the proverbial gift of coal and gave our boss a great gift for a dinner out with his wife. He was witty and fun - a great way to lighten up a staff meeting for sure! He said and did all the right things leaving us full of laughter as he departed. Such fun!
He's great with the kids!
THe radio station I work for was doing a Toy Drive & Santa Steve came out for interviews. He was so quick and stayed in character for the duration.
I LOVE SANTA STEVE
Santa Steve was definitely the hit of the holiday party at our home. He intently listened to all of the children as they shared their Christmas wishes and he enthusiastically passed out the gift bags we prepared for all of our young guests. He even took some fun photos with the grown ups. Skip the fake bears and the vinyl boots - Santa Steve is as authentic as they come. Have him bring some cheer to your next party.
I hired SantaSteve to surprise my monthly Bunko group. He arrived on time, and looked very much like the 'real Santa'. He was jolly, he was merry - and led our group in an over-the-top hilarious story about the Right Family. We were lucky enough to capture the fun in pictures - and will certainly have him back! He is fantastic and highly recommended!!
Santa Steve was an awesome surprise for 13 unsuspecting children. The extra time in a home visit allowed Santa to engage with the kids and put them at ease for some of the best Santa photos we've ever taken. The parents are already discussing who will host next year! Thanks for a great night Santa!!
Santa Steve was very professional and obviously truly enjoyed talking with all 68 children at our party. He made sure everyone had personal time with him and made them feel special. I will definitely book Santa Steve for our future Christmas parties!
Santa Steve exceeded my expectations. Kind,smiling and friendly, Santa
certainly lived up to his true nature. Just the right size and the attire was
right out of Disney. Mid South Toys For Tots was most honored by your
presence and participation in our event.
He was professional, fun, engaging. It was a treat to work with him, I hope to be able to hire him for many more events.
We had a party at our home and had arranged to have Santa Steve come as a surprise guest. When he showed up, the faces of everyone lit up & the smiles remained from that point on thanks to Santa Steve. We all were really entertained by him & there were lots of laughs with a game that he had us all play. I cannot imagine that that there is a better Santa out there than Santa Steve. I would definitely recommend him to others. He's awesome!
Steve and I attend the same church in Southaven. Last year I asked Steve if he would consider to come and make an appearance at our "Young @ Heart", adults over 50, Christmas Dinner. He graciously agreed and brought gifts. After dinner Santa talked to the adults, asking if they had been good boys and girls. Everyone got involved in the fun, talking, sitting on Santa's knees etc. It was good to remember our childhood and laugh a lot. After all don't we all want to enjoy being together and sharing in laughter. Steve can fit in any occasion and you will go away grateful you were a part of the fun.
Santa Steve came to a "Christmas in July" pet adoption event that was sponsored by the Tunica Humane Society. This event was held at the Petco in Bartlett, TN. Not only did Santa Steve come, but Mrs. Claus also came bearing gifts of Christmas cookies in the shape of dog bones. Each bone had a different pet-related message. Santa Steve and Mrs. Claus had photos made with some of the volunteers and dogs and customers and they stayed the entire day and were very patient and jolly! We are so indebted to Santa and Mrs. Claus for adding this special touch to our event. I highly recommend them for any event. He is the real deal when it comes to Santa, as I believe he truly embodies the true spirit of Christmas joy and gentleness.
I saw Santa at the run/walk/bike night that was held on Monday nights. He was a quite jolly ole elf and brought a wonderful warmth to the Visitor's Center on a chilly night. It was a magical treat to see Santa at the end of a fabulous presentation of Christmas lights.
We have had Santa Steve do several personal in home photo sessions with my kids during the holidays. He was so wonderful to work with and my kids adore him! =)
My wife got this Santa for a cookies and tea party. He's good, REAL good! He's good with children and with adults. We'll have him back!
I hosted a tea party in my Olive Branch, MS home and had this Santa as our guest of honor. He is FABULOUS! His Santa suit is top of the line, his glasses are perfect, and he has a great beard! One of the little girls pulled his beard to see it was real, and a huge smile came to her face when she found it was. His demeanor is ideal for children, not over the top and not too laid back, just right. He will make your event something special!
I attended a tea party for six lovely young girls. They were enchanted by Santa Steve! They couldn't keep their eyes off of him, even with cookies and chocolate milk before them. Each one came to him for hugs and pictures. Santa Steve was warm and loving with the children and looked more like Santa than the jolly man himself!
Christmas is a magical time of year. The smell of Christmas tree, the lights, presents, baked goods and sound of laughter from the family gathered brings back pleasant memories of those special childhood days.
Bring back those cherished moment by hiring a professional, real bearded Santa this Christmas season. I am available for photo shoots, parades, private and corporate parties, "Caught Ya" events, pet pictures, gift deliver and many other occasions.
I am truly a "Santa for all occasions."
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