As a real bearded Santa, I passionately bring the true spirit of Christmas to young and old alike! I'm available all year long - Except Christmas Eve because... well, you know. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Let's talk about how Santa and Mrs. Claus can help you make memories that you will cherish. Children connect with us. A memorable event depends on communication so we will meet and plan the special occasion. Expect to work with us.
Some Recent Appearances:
- The Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
We surprised Andy and Amy with a private visit for the entire family including six grandchildren. https://tinyurl.com/y7v7d6kd
- WRAL Coats for Children Telethon on Dec. 14, '18.
- Arc of Wake County
Would highly recommend SantaSoHappy and Mrs. Claus. Everyone at the event had nothing but compliments. Had a great time and will do it again.
SantaSoHappy was very engaging with the guests, and everyone had a great time vising with Santa while eating Brunch at the restaurant.
The kids had a lot of fun!
He spent time with the kids getting them to talk. He was very friendly and professional. Wonderful experience.
I highly recommend this couple, we had them for a office party and they are wonderful, Santa is so good with the kids and Ms Claus is as well.
SantaSoHappy and Mrs. Claus, are the real deal! As a festival and holiday event producer, we have worked with many, and we are so thrilled with the performance that SantaSoHappy provided in front of five thousand people! The photos that we have of the children as they approached him are priceless. You can see the wonder in their eyes, and it's easy to tell that they truly believe they are seeing Santa Claus. Alan and Gina are fantastic to work with. They are very professional, lovely people.
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 his 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?
Wouldn't a holiday pajama party be the best ever if Santa came to read a bed-time story?
He can also arrange for professional photographs by JandS Photography (Durham, NC and national).
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.
Past Booked Events
|December 22, 2018–December 28, 2018 • 5:45pm - 11:00pm||NOT AVAILABLE|
|December 21, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Neighborhood Christmas Party,|
|December 20, 2018 • 5:45pm - 7:50pm||Paul Briggs, Reschedules|
|December 20, 2018 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2018 • 2:25pm - 4:15pm||NOT AVAILABLE|
|December 17, 2018 • 11:00am - 3:45pm||Corporate Events. Chapel Hill. Volunteer|
|December 16, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 9:30pm - 10:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:15pm||The Arc Community Christmas Party Event, Raleigh|
|December 15, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|December 14, 2018 • 2:30pm - 7:00pm||WRAL Coats For Children Telethon|
|December 10, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||House Party|
|December 09, 2018 • 8:30am - 1:00pm||Member Families, Northridge Country Club|
|December 08, 2018 • 7:15pm - 9:05pm||Corporate Event. Raleigh Paving.|
|December 08, 2018 • 2:30pm - 6:30pm||Family Photo Shoot, Fuquay. Steward Photography|
|December 08, 2018 • 8:30am - 1:05pm||Northridge Country Club, Raleigh|
|December 06, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Dave and Barb, Home Visit, Raleigh|
|December 06, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 02, 2018 • 2:30pm - 6:40pm||Parade at Archer Lodge, NC|
|December 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Rocky Mount Mills Tower Lighting, NC (CBC)|
|December 01, 2018 • 8:30am - 1:10pm||Northridge Country Club|
|November 30, 2018 • 4:40pm - 8:30pm||American Tobacco Tower Lighting, Durham (WRAL)|
|November 22, 2018 • 12:05am - 12:00pm||THANKSGIVING|
|November 21, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Triangle Santa Buddies Board Meeting|
|November 20, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Seniors With Santa: Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill|
|November 18, 2018 • 8:30am - 3:40pm||Family Photos at JandS Photography, Durham|
|November 17, 2018 • 8:15am - 3:40pm||Family Photos at JandS Photography, Durham|
|November 10, 2018–November 11, 2018 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Family Photos at JandS Photography|
|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|
Santa Alan is a member of the Ambassadors of Christmas Cheer.
This group plays Christmas tunes and happy, holiday songs on ukuleles with support from mandolin and percussion.
Ask about inviting the group out of the Christmas season.
|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.
Every Santa should know some history of the character influenced by St. Nicholas.
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 :-)