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Michael Rielly Santa Claus from Bristol, RI

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 10 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 3 Awards & Badges
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MICHAEL RIELLY *** INTERNATIONAL SANTA CLAUS HALL OF FAME *** Santa Claus actor, public speaker and presenter with stage and on-camera experience Founded the BRISTOL SANTA HOUSE for children with special needs and their families > Award winning Santa Claus with over 50 years experience > Accomplished public speaker with a background in theater and entertainment > Multiple television, commercial, and corporate appearances > Recognized as "Rhode Island's premier Santa" and an "expert in Santa Claus and Christmas" > Knighted in the Benevolent Order of the Knights of St. Nicholas in 2015 > Inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame in 2019 > Launched the Bristol Santa Claus House in 2022 A graduate of the St. Nicholas Institute in Livonia Michigan, the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland Michigan, and the International University of Santa Claus, Michael has been recognized as “Rhode Island’s premier Santa” and an “expert in Santa Claus and all things Christmas”. Michael has worked as Santa Claus in print and web advertisements, television commercials, and corporate videos. He has appeared on 920WHJJ, 680WRKO, WJAR-10, WLNE-6, WPRI-12, The Rhode Show, WSBE Rhode Island PBS, and has been featured in The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Providence Monthly Magazine, The Bay Magazine, Hey Rhody Magazine, Newport Mercury Magazine, The Herald News, The Boston Globe, and CNN. In 2013, Michael was featured in They Wore The Red Suit, a film documentary featuring the rare individuals who have devoted their lives to keeping that magic alive in the world by actually being Santa Claus 365 days a year. In 2015, Michael was knighted into the Benevolent Order of the Knights of St. Nicholas. On December 22, 2019, Michael was inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. In 2022, Michael launch the Bristol Santa Claus House. The Bristol Santa Claus House provides a unique, magical Christmas experience for children with special needs and their families.


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Review by Blakely K.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 16, 2011From Newport, RI

Michael was an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT to have join our occassion. He showed up 5 minutes early and immediately snapped into character, making the evening a most enjoyable occassion for me and all of my guests. After our party I had several guests comment on his genuine authenticity, and many are once again 'Believers'! Thanks again Mike, and anyone who's interested in having THE Santa should book him...after me!

Review by Michael D.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on May 14, 2016From Wakefield, RI

He was great!

Review by evan g.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 13, 2014From Providence, RI

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Past Events

July 25, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Swansea, MA
November 24, 2019 • Private Party
Sun10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seekonk, MA
March 10, 2017 • Convention
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Mansfield, MA
May 14, 2016 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wakefield, RI
December 18, 2015 • School Assembly
Fri10:00 AM - 12:00 PM East Greenwich, RI
December 13, 2014 • Christmas Party
Sat11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Providence, RI
November 2, 2014 • Studio Session
Sun3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Middletown, RI
December 16, 2011 • Christmas Party
Fri10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Newport, RI
December 10, 2011 • Christmas Party
Sat2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Rehoboth, MA
December 9, 2011 • Community Event
Fri4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Marion, MA
December 24, 2010 • Christmas Eve Mass - St. Mary's Church
Fri3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bristol, RI
December 12, 2010 • Toys For Tots
Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wickford, RI

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