Jim Stiles, also known as, Blue Santa Jim is an actor with a heart full of warmth and a twinkle in his eye, is renowned for his captivating portrayals of the beloved figure, Santa Claus. Born with a natural ability to spread cheer and embody the spirit of the holiday season. Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and north King counties. Other areas as requested.
Hi, I’m Santa Zed. I started off my career as a professional Santa Claus in 2021. I was recruited for a charity event when the previous Santa had to cancel. After that first event I was hooked and committed to my Santa career. After moving to the Seattle area, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be the Santa for the Muckleshoot Casino assisting in their weekly promotions. This year I would like to expand to home visits and parties in the Seattle Tacoma area. I have attended seminars and training with FORBS and IBRBS as well as the New England Santa Society Santa Camp. I have had a professional background check and am looking forward to helping you create Santa Magic.
Daily, Lance (Santa)
A Real Bearded Santa for the past 6 years, my studio and I are available to photographers and videographers for Holiday mini-sessions. The only public appearances I make outside the studio are for children’s charities and I don’t charge for those events.
Proof of insurance, the NORPAC background check and a local police check are available at the studio.
I’ve been a professional Santa since 2018 and before that I did plenty of appearances for friends and family. My main Santa gigs have been at the Kent Station Santa house, as a virtual Santa with Nordstrom in 2021 and doing some charity gigs like Shop With a Cop with the Kent Police Department. I absolutely love sharing the spirit of the season with kids of all ages. I bring a sense of humor which gets teenagers to drop their inhibitions even if just for a quick magical moment. As a younger Santa, I do have a regular “day job” but am able to be flexible during the holidays and I’m eager to have more experiences as Santa Cecil. Sometimes Mrs. Claus is even able to come with me! Looking forward to spreading more joy and laughter throughout Puget Sound this holiday season.
It has been said that: “you don’t choose the red suit, it chooses you”; for me that was true. Public speaking and stage presence were inculcated in me at an early age, modeling myself after my late father, a very gifted teacher and speaker. As a child in kindergarten, I was drawn towards the stage and every play that came along found me in it, usually in a lead role. In my teens, singing and voice lessons and choirs – so many choirs. Began college at age fifteen and was part of an internationally acclaimed jazz choir. Sharing the 1980 Concord Jazz Festival stage with greats like Seattle’s own Ernestine Anderson, Ray Brown, Bud Shank, Shelly Mann, Laurindo Almeida, and George Shearing. In my thirties was host of a nationally syndicated radio program, radio commercial voiceover, and narrated audio books. Then Santa happened in my late fifties at the first Covid Christmas and I realized… I digress, that’s a different story.
Santa must have the voice. Of course, there will be wonderful vocal differences between Santas, but to be convincing it must be the voice of Santa. Then there is the look. My dear wife of thirty–eight years always described my mother as “Mrs. Santa Claus” – with complete accuracy. As genetics would have it, I am my mother’s son and, well, enough said.
Elf before self. Our true passion, however, is the children who can’t get to the mall. Who may never be invited to a holiday event. To this end, we are volunteers for SANTA AMERICA. (www.santaamerica.org) September 2022, we attended a Symposium in Overland Park, KS with like–minded Brother’s of the Beard. It was enlightening but emotionally demanding, and yes, there are times it’s okay for Santa to cry. Currently we are engaged in implementing SUBS – Socks, underwear and belts– for children in need. Also looking to find group homes through foster services with whom we can share the Love, Hope and Joy of the season.
Available for all things in the Santa–verse, with or without Mrs. C, you will be delighted at the true spirit of Christmas that can be brought to your event. Sled currently parked in Kirkland, WA, but always ready to fly where needed. Frankly, we use proceeds from paying events to underwrite our volunteer work. With your support, there is no limit to the good we can do together.
Proud members of NORPAC SANTAS, SANTA AMERICA, IBRBS
Hagen, Wm Lee “Bill”
Santa Wm Lee, or Santa Bill… was born in the far northeast, raised on the Jersey shore, later moved to the California coast, completed 20 years in the Army, and has called Washington his home since 1983. I have been portraying Santa Claus for my employer, family, and neighbors since 2012. I pride myself in portraying the old fashion long coated Santa with lots of joys bells and ring-a-jingling. One highlight that makes me a fun choice for your family events… I am a jolly Santa kid deep down inside. A few other highlights that make me a safe choice for your all holiday events, I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including my 3rd booster shot. If corporate requires proof of vaccination before your event, no problem; I can provide verification in several ways. Besides our Norpac-Santa background check; I have been full vetted by several federal, state, and county organizations. I always look forward to this special time of the year for children everywhere, sharing the Joy of Christmas, and opening their hearts and minds to the wonders of Santa Claus. Cheers and Happy Holidays to ALL!
A couple years back my wife volunteered me to be Santa at a church Christmas party. I bought a theatrical beard, borrowed a suit and had a blast. A few months later Covid hit, the world shut down and I stopped shaving. When the beard came in grey my wife said “Hi Santa” to me one morning and not only was it a challenge, well, it just seemed to fit. When Christmas 2020 rolled around and the world was still isolated and Santa visits were masked behind plexiglass, I decided that kids needed something more. Santa Aaron was born and he and his elves made socially distant doorstep visits to family and friends. Santa Aaron enjoys bringing happiness and cheer to children and families during the holidays. In the offseason he doubles as “Softball Santa” coach and a marriage and family therapist. Santa Aaron serves the Seattle and Eastside areas and is available for home visits, Santa pictures, photography shoots and holiday parties. Santa Aaron is vaccinated and boostered for Covid-19.
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.