Santa Claus is Coming to Town: 3 Tips for Hiring Santa

Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


Having Santa arrive at a dinner, gift exchange, or community event will make for a truly magical experience!  There are a few things to consider before finalizing your booking - as expected, Santa’s schedule gets pretty hectic during the holiday season, so if you are interested in having him join in on your festivities, check out our top three tips for hiring:

1. Background

When planning a children’s event, you want to be sure you are hiring a trustworthy performer, especially if it’s Santa Claus. Not only do you want a professional, but you'll want to ensure your child’s safety by checking if the performer has a current background check. Take your time viewing your potential entertainer's GigMasters profile. Read through client reviews for honest feedback and take a look at the performer’s bookings. By looking at what kind of events a particular Santa has worked, you will see how experienced he is.


2. Ask Questions

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good but he’s not a mind reader. You have nothing to lose when requesting a free quote from a Santa vendor. Use this function as an opportunity to add in any questions you’d like answered. We recommend: what will Santa be wearing? (if there are options), what services besides visiting with children does he provide? (taking photos, singing, passing out gifts), does he come with Mrs. Claus? Asking questions will help you figure out which Santa is the best fit for your event!


3. Book Early

Santa is a very busy man! It is never too early to book your Santa. Some Santas will be booked as early as three months in advance of the holiday season. Bookings are in highest demand during the two weekends leading up to Christmas, so secure a booking now to make sure Santa will make a stop at your party!


For more help on booking with Santa, give us a call at 1-800-342-9794 or email us at Happy Holidays!!