How to Rent a Santa for Your Next Holiday Celebration

Everyone loves a magical visit from Santa.
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


‘Tis the season to start planning holiday parties, celebrations, and gatherings. This year, when it comes time to find festive holiday party entertainment, you can easily rent a Santa to bring joy to party attendees of all ages. 

If you’re looking to surprise little guests and bring nostalgia to adult guests, an appearance from jolly Saint Nick is the way to go. You can even find a real bearded Santa Claus to truly capture the essence of the holiday season.


Here are some tips to rent a Santa Claus for holiday parties, Christmas celebrations, and private events.

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Determine Virtual or In-Person Visit

In the spirit of the 2020 holiday season, many Santa Claus vendors are offering additional services this year. When thinking about a Santa for your event, consider whether you will need a virtual or in-person visit. 

Search Online

Santas book up quickly! Starting as early as September, authentic Santas for hire are booked for all types of holiday events and the days closest to Christmas. You can find a Santa for hire on The Bash now. Browse an extensive list of Santas (including real bearded Santas) from anywhere in the United States and Canada.  

Pro Tip: You can start your search for a local Santa Claus for hire here or search for a Santa offering virtual services here.

Securely Book

Booking a Santa is easy! Once you’ve found the professional Santa Claus you’re interested in and have confirmed your holiday party plans, your Santa vendor can be booked on The Bash. All bookings on The Bash are covered by Our Guarantee and payments can be made through a secure online payment system.

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How much does it cost to hire a Santa?

For in-person visits, Santa Claus is typically booked for $150-$250, depending on the length of the visit. While all Santa rates will differ, for virtual appearances, vendors are typically booking with a discounted rate.

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When is it best to rent a Santa?

Having Santa show up at any seasonal event is a great idea and a special treat for guests. Santa can be booked for: 

  • Christmas Parties 
  • Virtual School Appearances
  • At-Home Visits
  • Kids’ Birthday Parties
  • Block Parties
  • Corporate Holiday Parties
  • Community Gatherings
  • And More!

Find a professional Santa Claus for hire and more holiday party inspiration on The Bash.

Published on 10/26/2020