Why should we hire Santa Jim?
Santa Jim has over a dozen years of experience playing the jolly old elf. He is a full-time children's entertainer, and unlike most Santa's, performs for children year round. He is high-energy, appropriate and fun! Santa Jim focuses on helping children and adults create great Christmas memories, including fantastic photos. Check out what his current clients have to say here.
What does it cost for a Santa Claus visit?
Rates are customized according to the time, length of visit and what the needs of the client are. Please contact us with details about your event.
We want to book Santa Jim, now what?
We ask for a 50% deposit via credit card on our secure Square portal to secure the date and time. We will send you a performance agreement which can be signed electronically. Please note, we do not hold days or times for clients. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.
What does Santa wear?
Santa wears a traditional velvet and fur Santa Suit. He has a big black leather belt with a shiny brass buckle and big black boots. It is our goal that his presentation is as real as possible.
Does Santa Claus take great photos?
Santa specializes in great pictures! Santa Jim has a number of tricks and techniques to get great photos with the children and all your loved ones.
Does Santa have a sack? How can we get our presents in there?
Santa carries a bag to fill with gifts for your guests. Santa's bag has a capacity of 40-gallons, or about 10 medium-sized presents (similar size as a large yard refuse bag). If you have more presents than this, please let us know ahead of time. It is usually better to hide them behind the tree or assign someone to assist Santa in carrying in the gifts.
What days does Santa work?
Santa is so busy this time of year that he works every day until Christmas Eve at midnight. Santa does occasional appearances on Christmas Day as well.
How long are the Santa visits?
Santa Claus appearances at private parties are 45 minutes to an hour long, depending on the number of little ones. On Christmas Eve, Santa can only stay 20 minutes, since he’s so busy! Longer visits are possible. Let's schedule a time to talk so we can understand your needs.
Where should Santa sit?
The best place to have Santa is a large chair, preferably next to the Christmas tree for great pictures. It’s always great to have a smaller chair or step stool next to him. This way, children can choose to sit on Santa’s lap or sit next to him. We just ask that you don't put Santa near the fireplace! As you can imagine, his suit already keeps him pretty warm.
What does Santa do during a visit?
Santa greets the guests, delivers present, takes pictures, sings carols and reads "The Night Before Christmas." Of course, should you have any special requests, please let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen!
Can we use the photos of Santa Claus for advertising?
Any and all photos that are were taken of Santa Claus, whether by individuals or professional photographers, are assumed to be for the private or personal use of the client and may not be used for commercial or promotional use without written permission from Santa Boston.
Our little one is very shy, and we think that he or she may be afraid of Santa. Do you have any suggestions as to what we should do?
Its natural to be a little shy around Santa when you’re so little and he’s so big. Santa’s beard may also be something children aren’t used to, and it’s a daunting experience, to say the least! Santa suggests you allow the children to warm up to him on their time, and to never force a child to be any closer to Santa then they’re comfortable with.
Can Santa deliver presents?
Santa is a delivery specialist! If there are presents to be handed out, Santa can call you a few minutes before he arrives so you can put them outside. Santa suggests putting a few presents outside (enough to fit in a 40-gallon bag), and leaving the rest under the tree, or have another guest assist Santa Claus in his delivery. This allows Santa to fit through the door smoothly (he is a big guy!), and once the first present from Santa’s sack is delivered, younger guests are just excited to receive their gifts from Santa.
Does Santa sing?
Santa is a trained baritone, and upon request, will lead your guests in caroling some of their favorite Christmas tunes.
My children are at the age where they’re not sure if Santa is real. What should I tell them about his visit?
The thing to remember is that Santa represents the spirit of Christmas, and he’s there to give not only gifts but bring the spirit of fellowship and good tidings that mark the season. It also never hurts to remind the children how important Santa’s visit is to the younger children.
How old is Santa?
As old as his nose, but slightly older than his teeth!
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What can we do to make Santa's visit more fun?
Elf on the Shelf - Mention the name of your Elf to Santa quietly when he arrives. Then Santa can work the Elf's name into the interaction with the children.
Nametags - Kids won't remember they're wearing them, and Santa will know their names!
Props for photos - Older children will get more excited about photos if they know it will be fun to post on social media. Giant candy canes, Santa hats, or different costume pieces can make pictures that much more fun!
Grandma & Grandpa - Don't be shy about having grandparents sit on Santa's lap - kids love it, and those photos will truly be great memory keepers.