Group: Santas


Kraves, Daniel

Years ago while I was at a baseball game, an old man with a long beard sat next to me and said, “Hello Santa.” I replied,” I’m not Santa.” The old man said,” Yes you are. It takes a Santa to know a Santa.” This old man was Santa Norm. Meeting Santa Norm changed my life. Santa Norm became my mentor and I have totally embraced the Santa lifestyle. I am a member of both The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS) and the NORPAC Santas. I have attended Santa School and have taken the Santa oath. I have portrayed Santa at schools, private parties, corporate events, businesses, for cities and towns and as an official Santa for NASCAR. I am at my best visiting one on one with the children. I have entertained people of special needs of all ages. I am versed in the Orthodox Christmas traditions. I carry professional liability insurance and have a current background check. Thank you for considering my services.

Hyder, Mike

Santa Mike is a real-bearded Santa who has one passion: to bring Christmas joy to believers of all ages. He has varied Santa experiences and is available for all types of functions. He’s a graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School (Midland, Michigan- 2019) which is considered the “Harvard of Santa Schools.” He’s also received training through the Santa Claus Conservatory in 2020- led by Santa Ed Taylor. Both his clean background check and Santa insurance are current and up-to-date. Additionally, Mrs. Claus can provide assistance to parents and “works magic” with reluctant children. She can also provide additional skills such as story telling and reading to children. Both Santa Mike and Mrs. Claus are retired public school educators who love children and families.

Zahir, Jeff

Santa Jeff has been an active Santa impersonator since 2018. He has provided joy to many as Santa for government and business offices, local churches, enlisted military, and most recently for the Hallmark Channel. His credits include development of a ‘Tomte’ (Swedish for elf) robot to carry candy canes, stage sets and several props for use in his appearances. His work with professional photographers and event coordinators in large settings has prepared him to handle any surprise with confidence and good humor. Santa Jeff maintains the webpage Santas.Haus where children of all ages can correspond directly with Santa or event planners can see the full range of options when scheduling a visit from Santa.

Strong, Bill

I started portraying Santa in 2013 and was trained and suited by Naturally Santa of Colorado Springs. I portrayed Santa Claus in my 1957, Coka Cola Santa Suit, at the Outlet Collection, Seattle, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 with Worldwide Photos. The 2016 season was at Toys R Us, Tacoma and The Polar Express in Elby, WA. Then in 2017, I went to Santa University for Cherryhill Programs and I was suited as the Noerr Santa at the Tacoma Mall (Simon Malls) for 2017, 2018 and 2019. To improve my presentation, I continued my Santa education with Naturally Santa. I joined NORPAC Santa’s and IBRBS, the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santa’s to better my performance. I will do Home Photos for families; for Professional Photographers; and, meet and greet and story readings for small groups and apartment committees. I hope to do community events and hospital visits. Interested working within 50 miles of Lacey, WA. And beyond that, other arrangements may be made. 

Hayes, Eddie & Karen

We are available for Santa photos, visits, appearances and Santa performances. We have consulted on forming Santa photo operations and have appeared for photos, visits and performances. Our constant goal has been to provide an outstanding Santa experience. Earlier, I have appeared as a mall Santa in the Downtown Seattle Macy’s. We have interacted, joked, and listened to wishes, some fun, some absurd, some compelling and some selfless from both children and adults. Being a Santa is a wonderful magic experience.

Long, Russ

As a Santa I have shared himself with thousands of children and adults for 22+ years. I have primarily been Santa with many years at Bellevue Square and The Space Needle, but have also participated in several corporate holiday parties. My life revolves around being Santa – drive a red car, live in a red house, most shirts are red, and maintain my beard year round. It has been my privilege to be a part of families over multiple years as their children have grown up. Being the only Santa at The Space Needle (for 12+ years) I have had the opportunity to visit with people from all over the world, and the view from the top is spectacular. I am a member of the NORPAC Santas and the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS). Peace and joy to all.

O’Connor, Vinnie

Serving the Kent Valley

Kearns, Ron

“In the eyes of children you see – the Joy of Christmas – In the hearts of children you see the true meaning of Christmas!” Christmas is not a day, but a matter of the Heart all year long! Merry Christmas! I’m Santa Ron and I’m available to go anywhere if my schedule is not already full. I would love to be with you any time of the year to bring a little Joy into you special event. Besides the traditional Santa I also do St. Nicholas.

Walker, Ernie

Serving the Greater Puget Sound Region. The Christmas Season is a joyous one for me. I love seeing the delight on children’s faces when they encounter me. I am available for photo shoots, breakfast/brunch with Santa, corporate/company/military parties and promotions, parades and tree lightings, hospital and charity visits, and visits to private homes on Christmas Eve. I have taken the Santa Claus oath. I am a member of F.O.R.B.S. (Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas).

Weisser, Gary

Santa Gary serves the Greater Puget Sound area. He first joined Rudolf at the Reindeer Festival at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and has since delighted children and adults alike, working with professional photographers, attending private home events, business work parties, Golf & Country Club Annual Christmas parties and Breakfast/Brunch with Santa events, has been seen in restaurants, and has annual pictures with Santa at the local food bank. Santa Gary volunteers at events with our soldiers and their families at Fort Lewis, and was involved with a picture-taking event of families to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He reads the Christmas story and other appropriate children’s Christmas books at events, and he visits rehabilitation, day care, and senior centers. Santa Gary has been active with the Forgotten Children program for the past 4 years. He has also been spotted at the Snoqualmie Railroad, attends fundraisers for mission trips and appears anywhere his sleigh can find a spot to land. Perhaps on your rooftop! Day Cares, Retirement Facilities, Hospital & Charity Events, Business Events, Family Portraits, Company Parties, Private Homes, Community Events. Santa Gary will make special visits at any time of the year. Santa Gary is a member of NorPac Santas, I.B.R.B.S (International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas), he is a member of ClausNet, attended Santa School in Atlanta, and has taken the Santa Claus Oath. Santa Gary is insured and has had recent background checks.