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How To Hire Santa Claus in the 'Nick' of Time

Nicole Steeger

Nicole Steeger


No Christmas celebration is truly complete without a visit from St. Nick himself – Santa Claus. This jolly old soul should be on every family and kids' Christmas party invite list. After all, who else would be able to tell you if you made the naughty or nice list?

Since it is the most wonderful time of the year (to book a Santa), booking early is a must. Lucky for you, GigMasters has nearly one hundred Santas currently listed on our site.  So, no matter where you are – we can help you find a Santa to slide down your chimney (but it’s your problem if he gets stuck!) Now that you know where to find a Santa, you should start making a list (of what you would like Santa to do at your event) – and checking it twice. To get you started, here are a few details to consider during your search for Santa:

    • What would you like Santa to do at your party? Will he be listening to gift requests from children? Taking pictures with guests? Or handing out gifts? The big guy will need to know exactly what he will be doing with his holly jolly self.
    • Take a look at Santa’s Profile and feedback. It will give you a good idea of what he’s been up to (when not playing with Rudolph and the other reindeer).
    • Where will your party be held and how long do you expect him to spread holiday cheer?

  Since we are on the nice list, GigMasters' 5-Star performer Santa Tommy called us all the way from the North Pole (well, actually McKinney, Texas) to offer clients some advice about booking a Santa:

    • Be flexible on your schedule as Santa is very booked already.
    • Santa’s typically need more information from you in order to quote the most accurate price, so be prepared to provide that information in order to get an accurate bid.
    • Keep in mind that if you just want Santa to make an appearance, a home visit probably does NOT need a full hour.
    • Last but not least – Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas!

  To help you get into the spirit of the holiday party season, take a look at our Christmas Party event page for more event tips and ideas. Are you inviting Santa to your Christmas event this year? We would love to hear about your holiday celebration in the comments below.