I am passionate about bringing the true spirit of Christmas to young and old alike! I'm a real bearded Santa the whole year long. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Let's talk about how Santa can help you make memories that you will cherish. A memorable event depends on communication so we will meet and plan the special occasion. Expect to work with me so that we can create an unforgettable experience! You can book a home, corporate, mall or store visit, a parade, or a last minute stand-in.
Price Range: $495/4hours team. Let’s talk.
Languages: English, Minimal Spanish, Italian, And Sign
What to Expect
As SantaSoHappy, Santa Alan Happ will delight, entertain, and spread Christmas cheer any time of the year.
With different skills, Santa Alan brings out the spirit of Christmas in children of all ages. Children eagerly jump up on his lap to share their wishes and secrets. He is an experienced listener and reader of holiday stories. He can spark imagination with stories about the reindeer, elves, and other citizens of the North Pole. Do you know the story of how Tadon helps Santa every year? In is workshop, Santa Alan carves magical pencils that instantly transmit whatever is written to the elves in the North Pole. Although not a clown, he can wrangle a balloon into reindeer and other creations from his bag.
Santa Alan can appear for a home or corporate holiday party. (He is not available on Christmas eve because, well, he is out sleighing the world!) Have you ever invited Santa for breakfast? He can arrange for professional photographs by JandS Photography.
Santa Alan Happ is a husband, dad and granddad. Mrs. Claus is a wife, mom, and grandmother.
He is a member of the renewed Triangle Santa Buddies and the renowned International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas.
Alan has a history of volunteering at Duke and UNC Hospitals as a storyteller and laughter leader. He was certified as a Laughter Leader by the World Laughter Tour and led the Triangle Laughter Club. He has made presentations on laughing (for the health of it!) to adults at Rotary, Toastmasters, senior centers, churches, and retirement homes.
He has taught religious education for primary grades and psychology at the university level. He has multiple patents, publications in journals and trade magazines, and presentations for industry, corporate, and social organizations. As a human factors psychologist, my primary clients were computers and their users, designers, and programmers.
Additional Booking Notes
He can arrange for professional photographs by JandS Photography.
J and S Photography provides portrait photography of children, families and seniors in the Triangle area and nationwide. Ask about how many Santas get their pictures from JandS.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 06, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|July 28, 2018–July 29, 2018 • 1:00pm - 6:20pm||JandS Photo: more Christmas in July|
|July 08, 2018 • 11:00am - 4:45pm||Photos for Christmas in July|
|July 07, 2018 • 10:30am - 4:25pm||Photos at Christmas in July|
|Mrs. Claus (Optional)||Lead information gathering and child prep, wardrobe, logistics, and cheerleader.|
Influences & Inspiration
The lovely Mrs. Claus has always been my greatest supporter.
The mischievous elves have provided help in the design and manufacture of toys.
Santa Alan trusts the elves but often has to give them direction. He recently had to stop production
in the Candy Cane Department which planned on using ear wax and cat fur ball flavors for this years
new batch of candy canes.
I remember once bringing a mallet and set of chisels to the son of Signore Buonarroti in Florence, Italy. That boy, Michelangelo, has inspired many artists, writers, and sculptors.
Optional: A chair with pillows.
Optional: An occasional cookie with milk :-)
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