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Booking Santa for appearances and visits

How to book your Santa visit

1.  Contact Santa Bob:

     - Sleigh phone, 360-528-9025

     - Workshop phone, 360-539-7863. (Please be sure to leave your              phone number.)

     - Email:

2. Discuss details. Santa will work with you to design a visit based on type of gathering, number of guests, length of visit and specific requests for activities, such as gift distribution or readings. 

3. Complete a booking agreement. Santa Bob will send you a booking agreement outlining your event's details, price and time/date/place. Just check it, then sign and send it back to complete your booking.

4.  Payment. To maintain the illusion of a real Santa visit, plan to pay Santa Bob at the time of his visit with either cash or a check made out to Claus, Claus & Associates. Payment should be placed in an envelope. Children can be told it's a Christmas card. Santa Bob also takes Paypal payments. Ask for details.


Here comes Santa Claus!

    That jolly old elf is looking forward to helping you create the perfect holiday event! He works mornings, afternoons and evenings, but please book early for best availability. Pre-Christmas weekends, especially, fill up quickly.

    Appearances are tailored to your needs, ages of your guests, length, setting, number of people, and performance activities.

  • Private parties. Santa visits your home or venue during your for a visit and photos*. Activities ranging from gift distribution, book-readings, sing-alongs and more can be arranged. If children are present, please allow time for Santa to visit with each child.

  • Civic events and corporate parties. 

  • Schools, daycares. Santa will gladly sit for photos* and a visit with each child. Other activities can be arranged.

  • Retirement homes and communities. The spirit of Christmas never leaves us, and Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy rekindling memories of Christmas past through sharing stories, singing  or activities.

  • Photo studios. Santa enjoys working with photographers. He's a real ham!

  • Drop-by visits.  (Greater Olympia area only.) Santa will drop by for a quick porch or driveway surprise visit with your children or grandchildren. 

  • Christmas Eve Sneak-and-Peek. (Greater Olympia area only) Oh, such a special event! Each year, Santa makes time for a few Christmas Eve visits. He arrives shortly after children are tucked in bed. Their parents wake them up just long enough to see Santa arranging gifts around the tree, then he leaves, with the sound of bells jingling in their ears.

  •  ... and Christmas day visits. (Greater Olympia area only; limited to two per year) After a long winter's night, Santa comes to visit the children and enjoy a bit of the day's magic.

  • Post-Christmas visits. Christmas is a season. (We all know the "12 Days of Christmas" song!) If your holiday party falls after Dec. 25, Santa can be booked for holiday through Jan. 6. He also does many summer Santa jobs, including Christmas in July events.

  • Virtual visits. Occasionally Santa arranges a virtual visit with a child. If your child needs a virtual visit, he will try to arrange a time.

  • Mrs. Claus visits. Mrs. Claus sometimes tags along and occasionally visits children or retirement homes on her own. She'll help you create a merry holiday experience by reading books, leading sing-alongs, helping with crafts, tea parties and cookie-decorating. She also answers those nagging questions!

Santa Bob with old-fashioned cut-out San

    Charges are based on each appearance's requirements and whether or not Mrs. Claus also is requested. Visits must be paid for before or at the time of the performance unless previous arrangements have been made.

    The basic charge is $150/hour for Santa; $190/hour with Mrs. Claus. However, the amount is negotiable for all-day or multi-day events, such as photo shoots and holiday fairs. 

     Prices also are negotiable for organizations helping those in need, especially for those helping those children who are in need or in distress or who have special needs. Please call for more information. 

  • Drop-by home or porch visits, offered only in the Greater Olympia area, cost a flat rate of $50. Visits are about 20 minutes long, just enough time to hear children's holiday wishes and parents to take photos.   

  • Christmas Eve Sneak-and-Peek: Visits are $200 each. Imagine your child being awoken by you and discovering Santa at their house! Visits are 15-20 minutes in length and are limited to the Olympia area.

  • Christmas Day: Visits are $275 for a visit of a half-hour or 45 minutes; limited to Thurston County and the Centralia and Tacoma areas.

  •                Mrs. Claus: charges $100 an hour                   for solo visits and takes limited                     engagements due to her                                 responsibilities with the North                       Pole elfs, Scout Elf reports and                     keeping the Nice List up to date.

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