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About Santa Bob

   When they are not busy at the North Pole, Santa Claus Bob Partlow and Mrs. Dee Claus often stay in the Olympia area, texting the elfs and getting ready for the big day. 

    Santa Bob, who is now nearly 2,000 years old, has bags full of experience caring for and about children. He would love to light up the holidays at your next party or event.

    His appearances span from professional photo-shoots and community tree-lightings to tea parties and gender-reveal events. He has visited quietly with autistic children and noisily with children at busy malls. Occasionally, he even visits with cats and dogs!

    He enjoys appearing year-round at events such as the Seattle Mariners' Christmas in July and the state Foster Care Conference in September. He even likes sneaking off to a New Year's Eve party so he can see how everyone liked the gifts he brought!

    Santa – and sometimes Mrs. Claus, when she’s not baking cookies – enjoy being part of your gatherings, large or small.

    Santa is a former radio announcer and reporter, which means he is quite the public speaker! He is adept at dealing with unexpected situations and loves to answer kids' questions. He and Mrs. Claus are former foster parents with a special place in their hearts for children dealing with stressful situations or who have developmental challenges.

Some of Santa's favorite past visits

  • Redmond City Lights

  • Toys For Kids annual Gala

  • LeMay Car Museum

  • Heather Puett Photography, Everett

  • Tree-lighting, City of Tacoma

  • Federal Way Performing Arts and Entertainment Center

  • JC Penney Portrait Studios         

  • Factoria Mall

  • Sensory Toolhouse, Lacey

  • Big Fish, Seattle

  • Cadence Academy preschools

  • Tumwater Christmas Tree-lighting Festival

  • UW Basketball

  • Oly Night Market

  • FPAWS (foster parent) Conferences

  • Wild Waves Theme and Water Park

  • Christmas Forest, Olympia

  • Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia

  • Endolyne Joe's restaurant, West Seattle

  • Thurston County Food Bank

  • SafePlace, Olympia

  • Oly Lightstravaganza

  • Canterwood Golf and Country Club, Gig Harbor

  • Camp To Belong Washington, Port Orchard

  • Olympia Country and Golf Club

  • Christmas in July, Mariners event at T-Mobile Park

  • Ramblin' Jack's Ribeye, Napavine

  • Family Education and Support Services, Tumwater

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   The Claus family keeps the spirit of Christmas in their hearts all year. All year, Mrs. Claus sets aside toys and books made by the elves for children in need. And the Clauses have spearheaded such projects as a NORPAC Santas fund drive to replace children’s toys lost in hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

    He and Mrs. Claus have even went to school, earning their Bachelor of Santa Claus degrees from the University of Santa Claus. They also attend Santa  meetings and conferences to keep learning from Santa's helpers.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus are members of two professional Santa Claus organizations, NORPAC Santas and IBRBS (the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas).

    The Clauses are background-checked for the safety and well-being of children and have been vaccinated for covid and flu. We care about your family.


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