How to Hire a Virtual Santa For The 2020 Holiday Season

An appearance from jolly old Saint Nick on your screen is just what you need this year.
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting 2020 events, everyone wants to experience the magic of Christmas and celebrate the joys of the holiday season as best as possible. While keeping safety top of mind, hiring a virtual Santa will be a great way to spread holiday cheer. Plus, who says it has to be an in-person Santa visit, anyways!

For little ones, this Santa experience may not be the typical visit at the mall or at a local community event. However, it will still allow them to share their wishes this year—and they can do so with a personalized video chat with Santa. If you’re planning a corporate happy hour or holiday event, an appearance from a virtual Santa will be a hit with grown-ups too.

Here is a step-by-step guide to hire a virtual Santa this holiday season.

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Choose a Virtual Venue

While the visit will most likely be taking place from the comfort of your own home, you will have to choose a virtual venue. Video call apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, or even FaceTime will work perfectly. The decision comes down to how comfortable you are with each option.

Browse a List of Virtual Santa Vendors

On The Bash there are hundreds of Santa Claus entertainers providing services for virtual events. While you may not be able to visit the North Pole, you can book a virtual visit with Santa Claus from anywhere in the world—or at least the United States and Canada.

When exploring the profiles of vendors and choosing the best option for your virtual Santa, you can view photos and read reviews from past events. Their profiles will display a starting price, and you can submit a request for a free customized price quote. 

Pro Tip: Virtual Santa visits book up quickly! Start your search on The Bash now.

Book Your Virtual Santa Appearance

Whatever the occasion this holiday season, you’ll want to make sure everything goes smoothly. This means confirming your booking with Santa prior to the virtual event. If you’ve found a Santa through The Bash, confirming the booking ensures you’re backed by Our Guarantee and you can make secure payments online.


Find a Festive Zoom Background

If you’re using Zoom for your special holiday event, you can use a custom background. A holiday-themed or Christmas Zoom background will create a festive atmosphere for all in attendance.

Confirm Day Of Details

Nothing would be worse than crossed lines or mixed up start times for your special call with Santa. Make sure you’ve confirmed the start time, length of video call, and which virtual chat app you’ll be using. If you’re using Zoom and require a code to join, share that with Santa ahead of time too.

Pro Tip: Discuss what services you’ll need from Santa prior to the day of. Is he just making an appearance? Will he be reading a Christmas story? 


Grab your cookies and milk (or maybe a holiday martini), and don’t forget to hit record through your online chat app. Whether it’s a party full of adults or a surprise visit with the little ones, capture the spirit of the season and remember it forever. Don’t forget to share on social media, and share the seasonal joy this year.

Find more holiday party entertainment and virtual vendors here on The Bash.

Published on 11/2/2020