SCSanta (Patrick Faulds) is a Columbia, SC based, real-bearded, real-bellied Santa Claus. With over 30 years of experience in children’s theatre and acting on stage and television, he will make a memorable addition to your Christmas event.
In addition to hundreds of appearances as Santa, Patrick has performed as an actor, singer, storyteller, magician, radio personality and voice-over artist. His trained voice has a quality that is equally suited for calming a nervous child or addressing a large group.
SCSanta has enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer at home visits, private parties, corporate events, parades, stage appearances, fundraising, photo studios and TV and print media.
I did not hire him for an event, but I am a student at USC and asked him if he could help me for an assignment that I was doing for my Journalism class. My assignment was on Santa Claus's in Columbia and he let me come to an event and interview him while he stayed in the Santa role the entire time. Very engaging and kind man. Can tell he is just a good person. 100% recommend
Response from SCSanta:
Thanks Scott...my pleasure. Glad to help out! Have a great holiday and a Merry Christmas!
Arrived right on time. Engaged each child in such a sweet manner. Presented gifts, in a fun manner, to a select few grownups that we had gifts for. It was a lot of fun. Gave each child a good portion of his time and they loved his Christmas Nativity story time and magic . The hit of the party!
Response from SCSanta:
Thank you so much. I was honored to share this Christmas celebration with your family and friends. Wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year!
The Friends of the Irmo Library sponsored a celebration with Santa at our library. We had more people attend the program than we expected, but Santa handled the crowd so patiently. He took time to listen and talk to each child who attended and wanted to visit with him. We were thankful for the wonderful service he provided and the Christmas cheer he brought to all the children and their families.
I don't have a lot of experience in hiring "Santas" but for some reason we landed on Mr. Faulks and got the best of the best. I hope we have this same party next year and get on his list of places to visit. He is kind, extremely reasonably priced, very patient with children and I can't say enough about his quick responses to questions and advice. We truly had the most fun as a company along with our children and spouses that we have ever had. Thank you SO much and Merry Christmas!!!!
Our visit from Santa began with sleigh bells outside our door just a few days before Christmas. Our children's eyes lit up when we opened the door to see Santa an Mrs. Claus on our front porch. Once inside, Santa amazed our kids with stories, laughter and a full demonstration of the magic that he uses to deliver those toys on Christmas Eve! It was truly an amazing evening with the Clauses, and we hope to have Santa visit us again! That Christmas has become one of the most special and memorable holidays yet! A perfect Santa for children of ALL ages!
This Santa has that extra something, call it magic if you will. Everything from a twinkle in the eye, real beard and spectacles. Santa came to our house to greet our newborn for her first Christmas photo and surprised the other kids who were there. Great with names and finer details, he was right on time, and when he left the kids were amazed and in awe. It was simply the best magical Christmas ever! We will definately will be wanting Santa to come to our house again!
My grown-up mind believes 100% in this Santa Claus. He is truly magical and embodies the Christmas Spirit. He is professional, fun, and would be the perfect addition to any and all Christmas events. You and your family may see many Santa's this holiday season, but this Santa is THE Santa...no doubts about it.
Price Range: $80 first 30 min + RT travel for out of town visit
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Professional Santa with real beard and quality costume. 35 years of experience as a professional Santa; Actor; Storyteller; TV Personality; Voice Over Artist; Magician; and Improvisational Entertainer. Equally comfortable one on one; in small groups; on a large stage; or live on television. Santa has a trained speaking voice that is soothing, pleasant, and fits comfortably in a small room or large outdoor venue. Santa is experienced and highly sought after for commercial and portrait studio work due to his favorable interaction and positive response from young children on set and in front of camera. Available for travel or locally (SC Area), Santa books well in advance for November and December gigs and requires considerable advance booking notice for gigs in October or earlier in order to have the character beard "performance ready".
Additional Booking Notes
Scheduled bookings for a professional “Santa” in full costume to include visits with guests, individual and group photos, storytelling or other agreed upon activities as time permits. (Santa does not provide photographer.) Santa carries an assortment of stories for storytelling events. Customer agrees to provide a sturdy, comfortable chair (not a rocker), appropriate setting or background; adequate crowd control, secure parking, discreet entry, and changing area, (if applicable) and copies of specific requested stories if unavailable by the artist. In addition any prizes, gifts, or giveaways, are to be provided by the host and must be in sufficient quantity to provide for every eligible child on location. If child specific gifts are to be distributed, each child's name must be clearly printed in bold on the outside of the packaging or wrapping. (No Gift Tags) Gifts should be age appropriate and all of similar value and quality. It is strongly recommended that if gifts are to be distributed, extra gifts for unexpected guests be on hand so that no child is left out.
If Santa is being booked for a parade, festival, market or other event that requires movement from one location to another, a secure parking and discreet changing and entry area need to be provided at the staging area. Guided transport to additional locations during the event and return transport to original staging area at the conclusion of the event is required.
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Adequate Crowd Control
Secured Entrance/Exit/Parking or Changing Room
Photographer (if needed)
Sturdy, Comfortable chair (not a rocker)