Rick Hyman has been making appearances as Santa for the past 48 years at various venues. He has appeared in Europe, Asia and of course in the United States. As a graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School, the oldest in the nation, he brings a multitude of experience with each visit. Rick maintains a current background check from Inteli Inc. as well as liability insurance. His most recent appearances have been at the Atlanta Bass Pro Shop in Lawrenceville, GA for the past 8 years and in the Miami, FL area currently. Let Santa Rick assist in bringing the magic and excitement of Santa alive in the minds and hearts of the children and adults at your event this coming Christmas season.
This was the best Santa ever! Perfect “Santa” look & told the most enchanting stories to the kids. Was also very professional on coordinating the details before the event. We were very pleased with Santa!
I have had my photo made with Santa Rick every year at Bass Pro Shop - Where can I find him this year??
Response from The Real Atlanta Santa:
This season I am not appearing at any commercial venue. All my appearances are private requests through my web site at www.TheRealAtlantaSanta or here on GigSalad. You can follow me on my FB page at The Real Atlanta Santa. Thanks so much for reaching out to me.
Response from The Real Atlanta Santa:
It was truly a great party and lots of fun even for a Santa. Thanks for inviting me and may you have a very merry Christmas.
My son questioned if Santa was in fact real and this Santa was able to think quick and told my son who was 6 at the time that he would place a broken candy cane on his present just like the one he was holding in his hand at the time and that way my son would know he was real. He called me over after the picture to tell me about his conversation with my son and told me to make sure I place the candy cane on the remote control car he asked for. Now when kids at school try to tell my son Santa isn't real....he is quick to let them know...oh yes..he is real and tells them how he knows this. He is great with kids and is so genuine. Like I said...the best Santa ever!!
We had the Pleasure of having SANTA spend his evening with the Foster children we serve. The children still talk about the special SANTA from last year. Parents have requested him again. Such a blessing to have hosted SANTA.
Let me tell you about Santa Rick he's incredible! He is so easy to work with goes with the flow and let me tell you the way that he connects to the kids is hands-down the best I've ever seen. We had him come out and meet with foster kids and let me tell you they asked a lot of questions he didn't even blink an eye. He was able to answer every questions and in such a way that it was just magical. Even my co-workers and my volunteers were in awe with him, the way he looks to the way he talks was so incredible. We got so many feedback from the Foster families about how incredible Santa Rick was and we hope he will be back with us next year and years to come. Thank you Santa Rick for everything that you do for us.
Santa Rick has been great to work with throughout the last 8 years. People would call to see if he was going to be here because he was the only Santa their child or children knew. Santa Rick has a great following and knows how to present the Christmas Spirit to both young and old.
Response from The Real Atlanta Santa:
This review was from Mr. Panyard, Ass't Store Manager for Bass Pro Shop in Lawrenceville, GA where I appeared for the past 8 years.
I saw him every year he was santa at the bass pro shops.
Santa Rick is a true Santa legend with years of experience and training
in bringing the spirit and excitement of Christmas to both young and old.
I promise you will not go wrong in making him part of your Christmas
celebration...... whatever the purpose or occasion.
My family and I have been going to see Santa Rick every year for the past 8 years at Bass Pro Shop. Keep in mind my daughter is a grown woman but she still wants to see Santa every Christmas and Santa Rick is the best Santa we've ever seen. He gleefully takes pictures with us every time. It's heartwarming watching him spend time with the children, calming, intently listening and bringing smiles to their excited faces. When we have grandchildren we will be bringing them to Santa Rick, The Real Atlanta Santa, to experience the magic of Christmas.
The Real Atlanta Santa is the best Santa I've seen. He is very patient and kind. Can't say enough good about him. He is awesome. If you book him for your event, you will not be disappointed. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars he is 100.
To our grandchildren Santa Rick IS Santa Claus. I love the fact that he is so patient with our autistic grandson. We have visited him at Bass Pro Shop for many years. He is more than just a great Santa he is a great human being as well!
What to Expect
Most events are planned around the needs of the event planner. The typical visit would involve meet & greet, storytelling, gift giving, singing songs with the attendees and photo ops. I do provide my own props to bring my stories to life.
All my life I have loved the very idea of Christmas and all it represents. Having been raised in the church I first learned of the religious significance and as time progressed I became aware of the social aspect of the person we all know as Santa Claus. I just could not wait until that magical time each year and I was always one of the first in my neighborhood to have my Christmas list prepared and ready to mail to the North Pole. As I visited with Santa each year I became more and more aware of how very special he is in the lives of children and adults alike. Time and again I would see him dispense his special kind of love and understanding to boys and girls alike and to see the excitement in their eyes as they would leave his presence. I knew then, at a very early age, that I wanted to be Santa and could not wait until the time came when I could learn how he shared his special magic with everyone. As 1970 rolled around I was given the opportunity to portray Santa for my family and if the bug had not bitten me before I was all in now. It was very clear to me on that first appearance that when a child looks into Santa’s eyes they are actually examining your very spirit. What a privilege it is to be able to share the Spirit of Christmas with a child and their family and know that when I leave them they feel that they have actually been in the company of Santa Claus, a true legend.
Now 48 years later I am still feeling this same excitement as I make appearances with families, groups and organizations around the country. Over the years I have made appearances in Europe, Asia and of course here in the United States. For the last 8 seasons I appeared at the Atlanta Bass Pro Shop in Lawrenceville, GA and also in the Miami, FL area.
It is my fondest desire to be the very best Santa possible and insure that those I visit will feel the magic and spirit of Christmas long after I have gone. To hone my skills as Santa I have attended numerous Santa schools to include the oldest Santa School in the nation, Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, Midland, Michigan. All of my suits are custom made as is my casual attire to insure that the first impression is a lasting one.
I would truly like to be a part of your Christmas celebration and would ask that you review my information on this web site. After doing so give me a call or send me a message and let me know if I can be of service to you in helping you create the best Christmas memories as “The Real Atlanta Santa.”
Additional Booking Notes
I do have my own Santa Chair that is available for an additional $125.
I have a PA system with wireless mic if the venue calls for one at $75.
I have a professional backdrop that can be brought if desired at $175.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Snellville Tree Lighting|
|December 01, 2018 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Santa Visit Miami Beach|
|December 01, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 02, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 09, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Toledo X'mas Party|
|December 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Sip & Sparkle|
|December 15, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cutler Ridge Park|
|December 16, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Biltmore Hotel|
|December 16, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 20, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||St Stephens Episcopal School, Coconut Grove, FL|
|December 21, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Sip & Sparkle|
|December 22, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Loews Miami Beach|
|December 22, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Mandarin|
|December 23, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Brickell City Centre|
|December 24, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Linder Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Kempton Epic Hotel|
|December 24, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Toledo Family|
|December 24, 2018 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm||Castroneves Party, Miami, FL|
|December 24, 2018 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm||Leudine Party|
|December 25, 2018 • 9:30am - 2:00pm||Biltmore Hotel|
Past Booked Events
|November 17, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||KLC Photography|
|November 10, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Sprong Childrens Shoes|
|December 22, 2017–December 24, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||OWA Theme Park, Foley, AL|
|December 15, 2017–December 17, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||OWA Theme Park, Foley, AL|
|December 09, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2017–December 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||OWA Theme Park, Foley, AL|
|December 01, 2017–December 03, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||OWA Theme Park, Foley, AL|
|November 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:30pm||Snellville Christmas Tree Lighting|
Extension Cords and access to electrical outlet when electrical equipment needed.