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  • Santa John: Stories and Joy of the Season

    (2 reviews)

    I would love to be your Santa for your family, Christmas party (home, business or corporate), or other special event. I enter with a hearty "Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas boys and girls!", regardless of the ages of the group, I bring sleigh bells and candy canes, I lead in singing Christmas favorites (especially "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," for which I bring red noses), I tell stories, and especially, I offer "face time" for the kids to tell me their Christmas hopes, and sometimes their concerns. Many of my stories are original such as "Why Santa Keeps a Naughty List", "Why Santa Lives at the North Pole", and "The Christmas You Almost Had No Gifts" using the name of a child or adult present, and I tell or read traditional stories as well, depending on the ages of those present and the setting. I have often been told that client's children had lost their belief in Santa until I came. I am, by the way, a "real bearded Santa", insured, and a graduate of the oldest continuously functioning Santa school in the world.

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  • Santa Wes

    (1 reviews)

    Santa Wes offers Santa visits to the following locations: Maryland, Northern VA, and Pennsylvania. Santa Wes does the following types of events: * Schools * Private Parties * Company Parties * Malls * Special Events * Commercials * Family and Pet Photos

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  • Santa Claus

    Make your Christmas event very special with a visit from the Big Guy. Santa Claus available for personal appearances. Company parties, Day Cares, Family get together's,

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  • Visits From St. Nick

    Welcome! I offer quality events with St. Nickolas throughout the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia metropolitan area. Have St. Nick come to your home, business or community party! St. Nick will engage the children in telling stories and answering questions. Join St. Nick in singing some of your kids' favorite holiday songs. Then St. Nick will pull out his naughty and nice list to check how the kids are doing this year. Followed by St. Nick giving out gifts to those gathered at the party, and finally, St. Nick will take portrait pictures with those in attendance. A great time will be had by all young and old!

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  • Bailey Talent

    (1 reviews)

    Bailey Talent is our company that provides event entertainment. We have all kinds of entertainers to choose from including Santas, Clowns, Magicians, Face Painters and a variety of other entertainers.

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  • Unique Memories Unlimited

    (1 reviews)

    My services include the following: * Singing Telegrams There are 13 characters to choose from to perform the song. I get info about the person, put it to music, show up with a balloon bouquet, and get two people to hold up a sheet, puppets, then perform the song. This has been done from ages 3-99 with rave reviews! * Comedy Shows I provide audience-participation shows where you can be the star! I narrate the show and use audience members to perform. There are tons of laughter and fun! I can perform in tiny or huge spaces. * Strolling Characters I have 13 characters that can be used from private parties to festivals including the following: - Mother Goose - Comical Snake Charmer - Gypsy Fortune Teller - Mime - Safari Lady - Flamingo Lady - Bunny Rabbit - Clown - Pink Pig - Southern Belle - Santa - Mrs. Claus - Elf These characters can also be used as "statues/mannequins." I offer workshops in creative drama, public speaking, puppetry, and storytelling.

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  • Susie The Clown

    I am a clown with many different costumes for parties and events. I can be a clown, hobo clown, Octoberfest clown, granny Easter bunny, princess (Sleeping Beauty), Dora the Explorer, Tinkerbell, a pirate, an elf, Santa Claus, a scarecrow, and a leprechaun. I do balloon twisting, face painting, tattoos, glitter tattoos, crafts, music and dance, games, fun balloon deliveries for adults and children, the Incy Wincy Spider program in spider costume, and I rent and sell costumes for Halloween.

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  • Jason Levinson & Co.

    We provide entertainment for corporate and private events. We have been providing fun entertainment since 1984, for all your special moments. The entertainment performers that we offer for children's parties include the following: * Caricaturists * Clowns * Contortionists * Aerialists * Face Painters * Fire Eaters * Human Statues * Living Statues * Impersonators * Jesters * Jugglers * Magicians * Strolling Magicians * Mimes * Santa Claus * Stilt Walkers * Unicyclists The following are also available: airbrush tattoos, airbrush face painting, airbrush t-shirts, tattoos, temp tattoos, henna, crystals, glitter tattoos, variety shows, magic shows, and juggling shows.

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  • Culler Magic

    I perform a fun and comedy-style magic show geared to the ages of my audience. Both children and adult shows are available. I always use a live rabbit and live dove in my show, as well as feature a lot of audience participation. I also can provide balloon twisting for any event and can add it to my magic show packages. During the holiday seasons, I make appearances as Santa or the Easter Bunny. I have reasonable rates. References can be provided. I have over 25 years of experience.

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  • Youthful Diversions

    For over 30 years, we've been providing fun and entertainment in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC). Let us help entertain your group whether it be for company picnics, birthdays, mitzvahs, parties, corporate events, holidays or school and church fairs. Perhaps you are simply looking for a great face painter or balloon twister, Youthful Diversions can help. Maybe you need carnival games or crafts to keep the kids occupied, Youthful Diversions is the team for you. A pool party is a great venue for glitter tattoos or temporary tattoos, Youthful Diversions can be your source. Field games or team building games may be just the ice breaker you need to help people interact, Youthful Diversions supplies everything for you. Funny photos are our original artistic paintings that add a festive atmosphere to your event, as well as a permanent take-home photo memory of the day. Youthful Diversions is standing by with a great variety for you to choose or customize. Fall picnics are the perfect venue for scarecrow making and pumpkin decorating, Youthful Diversions makes it happen. Holiday parties are just more fun when you can take a picture with Santa in a real red sleigh! Holiday crafts, holiday themed games and holiday decorations add just the right touch to make the children's holiday party memorable for everyone. Youthful Diversions can make it a turnkey, smooth operation for the chairperson. Since 1978, we've customized a variety of events for people who are looking for someone to carry out their ideas or develop a unique approach to enhance their event. Youthful Diversions would be honored to serve you.

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  • Winship

    What to Expect: Winship will provide professional music that fits seamlessly into your event and gives your guests a wonderful time. Lacey, his manager, will work with you directly from start to finish to make the booking process easy and ensure you have great music at your event. Performance for your Event: Choose from a solo singing guitarist, solo singing pianist, instrumental pianist, duo, trio band, or DJ. Setup and Soundcheck: Typically 1-2 hours prior to performance Live Music Set List: Easy listening and upbeat Top 40 music from the 60's through present day and original music. Winship can be the main focal point at the event providing higher energy for dancing or completely background music for a more relaxed event depending on your needs. When you book Winship, you're getting an artist that makes every song his own and provides a cohesive fresh performance your guests will talk about long after event. DJ Set List: Designed in collaboration with client Set Length: A typical performance is one set (1 hour), two sets (1 hour each), or three sets (1 hour each) with 10-30 minutes set breaks in-between. Including set breaks, this will get you 1.5-4 hours of music coverage. However, we can customize the sets for your event as needed with a variety of different performances. For example: Winship often does full weddings including ceremony, cocktail hour and reception as a singing guitarist, trio band, and DJ. Set Break: A designed playlist will always run on set break for continuous music coverage at your event. Audio/Video Samples: To see a sample of his guitar, piano, or DJ work visit our website. Samples of the duo and trio coming soon! Sound System(s): We offer multiple sizes of sound systems, which are provided by the musician based on the estimated number of guests. Insurance: Yes, musicians are insured. Travel/Hotel: Included in quote for event locations over 40 miles from our offices in zip code 21401 Our Team: In addition to Winship performing on the day of your event, Lacey will also be on-site to help with set-up/set-down, soundcheck, balance payment, and any other music-related needs. Setup Requirements: - Stage and Electricity: For solo performances a 6' x 6' area will be needed with access to an electrical out. The Duo and Trio Band will need additional space accordingly. - Sound System: Winship can provide his own sound system to accomodate an intimate gathering of 5 people up to a large event of 500+. He can also plug into a venue or festival's existing sound system if preferred. - Green Room: Please provide a room where musician can take a break and relax in-between sets. - Food/Beverage: Our team will need water (all gigs) and vendor meal (where applicable). - Lighting: No lighting is provided by the musician. - DJ Performances: A table with a tablecloth will be needed. About Us: Winship is a full-time music maker, original artist, and cover band from the Mid-Atlantic. By the way, that's also his real name. He travels both nationally and internationally to perform live music, collaborates on a variety of music projects including apps and films, and is constantly writing original music. His work is rooted with a deep knowledge of guitar, piano, vocals, and drums, resulting in sounds that span from singer-songwriter to electronic dance music (EDM). With his experience and recognition, Severn Sound Studio, a premier recording studio in Annapolis, MD, has partnered with Winship to create his music and also give him the opportunity to produce other artists. Without a doubt his favorite place is on the stage performing live music, connecting with his audience, and giving a performance that is all at once vibrantly energetic, easy-going, and authentic. His original music performance as a solo singing guitarist, duo, and trio band send him regularly to festivals, artist showcases, and music venues throughout the region. Winship approaches his cover music performance from the same foundation. As an artist, he's able to make each cover song truly his own, enhancing the selection of music to feel cohesive and fresh while staying true to the song's groundwork. He offers something that not every performer can, which explains why his cover band performance has exploded in popularity over the past year, sending him from coast to coast to play at weddings, corporate events, and private parties of all kinds. The cover band, whether it's as a solo singing guitarist, pianist, duo or trio, tastefully blends top 40 covers from the sixties through current hits and can tailor the performance to be the main focal point or as background as needed at an event. Because of his EDM writing experience in the studio, last year he took the next logical step to DJ, allowing him to perform entire weddings from start to finish ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, not to mention, throw a fun party of any kind. Winship is currently writing and recording a new album of original music that he'll take on tour in 2016. Behind the scenes his manager and wife, Lacey, connects all the dots and keeps everything running smoothly. She spent the last decade managing her own clothing line Kalivoda--voted "Best of Baltimore" in 2010 and featured on Refinery 29--as well as working on music videos, photoshoots, and alongside other artists during her residency at SOTA. She's no stranger to understanding what it takes to dwell in a creative field and loves working together full-time with her husband to pursue a career that helps people celebrate, get inspired, and connect through music. Lacey works on everything from booking inquiries to website design, and. sometimes just for fun, a background harmony in the recording studio. Our Services: - Custom Live Music for Events: Winship offers live music performances internationally as a solo singing guitarist, solo singing pianist, instrumental pianist, duo, trio band, or DJ for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and public music venues. Tell us more about your event to book live music. - Music for Other Projects: If you'd like to license Winship's original music, commission him to write a custom song, have him produce your music, or work on another project, please contact us. Awards/Press/Radio - Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award Semi-Finalist 2015 - Entrepreneur Artist Award Finalist - Present by the Oxford Center at the NY TimesCenter 2014 - Resident Artist Musician - Studio of the Arts, Annapolis, MD 2009-2011 - Weekly Music Residency - Loew's Madison Hotel, Washington, DC 2014 - Official Soundtrack for Cameo App - "Nest" by Winship + The Audissey 2014 - #1 Bestseller on Bandcamp - "The Audissey" EP by Winship + The Audissey 2012 - Top 5 on the Front Page of Reddit - "The Audissey" EP by Winship + The Audissey 2012 - Featured Article in Chesapeake Taste Magazine - Winship + The Audissey 2012 - Featured Article in The Capital - Winship + The Audissey 2011 + 2012 - Featured Bumper Music Video Intro to Every Film at The Annapolis Film Festival - "Riverboat" by Winship + The Audissey 2012 - 107.9 The Fountain Radio Play - "Hey Christ" by Winship + The Audissey 2014 - 89.7 WTMD Radio Play - "Riverboat" by Winship + The Audissey 2014 Past Shows: - House of Blues, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA - The Organic Center 12th Annual VIP Dinner at Natural Products West Expo, Anaheim, CA - Grand Historic Hotel, Baltimore, MD - Republic of Pie, North Hollywood, CA - NY Times Center, New York, NY - Newseum, Washington, DC - Terraces at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC - Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - Maryland Live Casino, Hanover, MD - The Trip, Santa Monica, CA - The Boarshead, Charlottesville, VA - Ramshead Onstage, Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD - Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Fairfax, VA - Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis, MD - Aspen Wye River Conference Center, Queenstown, MD - Patapsco State Park, Marriotsville, MD - Tin Pan, Richmond, VA - Mariott, Anaheim, CA - Grand Trunk, Washington, DC - Chesapeake Yacht Club, Shadyside, MD - Rural Society, Washington, DC - Maryvale Castle, Timonium, MD - The Manor House, Martinsburg, PA - The Inn at Brookeville Farms, Brookeville, MD - Loews Hotel, Washington, DC - Creative Paradox Art Studio, Annapolis, MD - The Strathmore, Bethesda, MD - Getrude's at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD - Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA - Maryland Avenue Fall Festival, Annapolis, MD - Union Jack's, Columbia, MD - Bombay Grill, Ventura, California - First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD - Suntrust Bank, Washington, DC - William Paca House, Annapolis, MD - Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD - Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington, VA - Niland & Co. Jewelers, Annapolis, MD - Chincoteague Blueberry Festival, Chincoteague, VA - Studio of the Arts, Annapolis, MD - The Greene Turtle, Annapolis, MD + Pasadena, MD - Annapolis Beer Week, Annapolis, MD - Eastport-a-Rockin Festival, Annapolis, MD - Creation Festival, Mt. Union, PA - Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, Annapolis, MD - Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, MD - Artsquest at Bethlehem Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA - The Federal House, Annapolis, MD - Manor Country Club, Rockville, MD - The Rockfish, Annapolis, MD - Maryland Avenue Spring Festival, Annapolis, MD - Midnight Madness, Annapolis, MD - Talbot Country Club, Easton, MD - Dry 85, Annapolis, MD - Private Homes in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Hawaii, California, Florida, Puerto Rico - Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding First Dances, Wedding Receptions, Marriage Proposals, Engagement Parties - Corporate Events, Corporate Picnics, Conferences, Fundraisers, Trade Shows, Country Club Events - Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties, Holiday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Family Reunions, Baby Showers, Memorial Services, Funeral Services, Fourth of July Parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Christmas Parties, Christmas Eve Dinners, Church Services - Festivals, Artist Showcases, Restaurant Events, Bar Events, Lounge Events, Hotel Events, House Concerts Top 40 Covers and Wedding Music: - Let's Stay Together - Al Green - Copacobana - Barry Manilow - All You Need Is Love - Beatles - Eleanor Rigby - Beatles - Getting Better - Beatles - In My Life - Beatles - Something - Beatles - When I'm 64 - Beatles - Stand By Me and Just The Way You Are Original Mashup - Ben E. King and Bruno Mars - Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers - Lean On Me - Bill Withers - Lovely Day - Bill Withers - Angry Young Man - Billy Joel - The Ballad Of Billy The Kid - Billy Joel - The Entertainer - Billy Joel - Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen - A Thousand Years - Christina Perri - Viva La Vida - Coldplay - Revival Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater - Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles - Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran - Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis - Everlong - Foo Fighters - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley - Good Riddance (time Of Your Life) - Green Day - When I Come Around - Green Day - Drive - Incubus - Echo - Incubus - Sitting Waiting Wishing - Jack Johnson - You've Got a Friend - James Taylor - I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz - Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce - Daughters - John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland - John Mayer - Don't Stop Believing - Journey - Making Memories Of Us - Keith Urban - Falling in Love at the Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg - All Night Long - Lionel Richie - What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong - Ho Hey - Lumineers - Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye - Unforgettable - Nat King Cole - Everybody Talks - Neon Trees - Wonderwall - Oasis - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding - Better Man - Pearl Jam - Wedding Song - Peter, Paul, and Mary - Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen - What I Got - Sublime - Badfish and Firework Original Mashup - Sublime and Katy Perry - Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift - The Idea Of Growing Old - The Features - Over My Head - The Fray - My Girl - The Temptations - Free Falling - Tom Petty - Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - Island In The Sun - Weezer Original Music: - Treehouse - Winship - Can You Feel It - Winship - Nest - Winship and The Audissey - Towers - Winship and The Audissey - Addiction - Winship and The Audissey - Home - Winship and The Audissey - Constantly - Winship and The Audissey - Riverboat - Winship and The Audissey - Greater Things - Winship and The Audissey - Hey Christ - Winship and The Audissey - Ten Fingers - Winship and The Audissey Holiday/Seasonal/Patriotic: - The Star-Spangled Banner - God Bless America - America the Beautiful - Happy Birthday - Do You Hear What I Hear? - Frosty The Snowman - Feliz Navidad - Angels We Have Heard On High - God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - Joy To The World - The First Noel - Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer - Deck The Halls - All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Santa Dan

(6 reviews)

Hire a naturally bearded Santa Claus for a home visit, a holiday event, or photo shoots. Santa Dan will have a book to read to the kids upon request. He will also have the lyrics to a couple of songs for a sing along. Below, Santa Dan shares why he enjoys doing his work.

What do you love about your job?

I like working with kids. It's fun to walk into a room and have all the kids run up screaming "Santa!"

Who inspired you to start your own business?

The North Star Santa Group inspired me. It's a lot of fun to see the surprise in kids' and adults' faces. After my visit is over, I enjoy being thanked for how great my service was.

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  • Party Entertainment Services

    Kids Call This A Party

    (50 reviews)

    Jenna is one of the party entertainers in town who can assist you with your event enjoyment needs. She does face painting and balloon entertainment for kids' parties, special occasions, and more.

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  • Santa Services

    Amazing Entertainment

    (32 reviews)

    Hire Santa Steve Van Hale, and experience a day of laughter and candy canes. He graduated from a Santa school and has been doing this for over 11 years. He has been featured on St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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  • Entertainment For Parties

    Halls of Magic Entertainment

    (22 reviews)

    Get quality kids' party entertainment services by hiring the professionals of this business. They offer DJ performance, magic shows, and more.

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  • Santa Claus Impersonator

    Santa Dale

    (14 reviews)

    Hire Dale Hanson if you need a professional Santa for your event. He is a reliable Christmas entertainer for kids parties as well as business functions.

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  • Event Entertainment Services

    Happyfaces.biz entertainment

    (12 reviews)

    Make your special day truly memorable with Happy Faces Entertainment Company. They offer quality event entertainment services for any occasion. They have balloon twisters, outdoor Santas, face painters and more.

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  • Entertainment for Events

    Transformations By Tina; Face & Body Art

    (10 reviews)

    If you are looking for fun and interactive event entertainers for hire, check out this business. They offer face painting, henna and glitter tattooing, and more.

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  • Adult and Kids' Entertainment Services

    Cindy's Creative Celebrations

    (9 reviews)

    If you need to find adult and kids' entertainers who are hardworking professionals, then look no further than this business. Their entertainers for parties and other events include face painters and balloon twisters.

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  • Real Bearded Santa Claus

    A Santa 4U

    (4 reviews)

    Are your kids asking, "where is santa?" James Andrews is a professional character who provides Santa visits and mall rentals the kids will enjoy.

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  • Party Entertainers for Adults

    Abbey Road Events, LLC

    (4 reviews)

    Are you looking for reliable corporate event entertainers? Check out Abbey Road Events, LLC. They have professional DJs and emcees. They also provide photography, videography, and event planning services.

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  • Santas for Hire

    Santa & Holiday Characters by A Touch of Magic, Inc.

    (1 reviews)

    Santa & Holiday Characters by A Touch of Magic, Inc. provides Santa Claus impersonators. They have professional Santas who has a real beard.

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  • Santa Claus For Hire

    TheJollySanta

    If you need a children's party entertainer, get in touch with The Jolly Santa. He is a Santa Claus for hire who hands out gifts, takes pictures and spreads holiday cheers.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Amazing Entertainment

    (32 reviews)

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  2. #2 Santa Steve of the North on HIATUS until 8/1/17

    (14 reviews)

    Roni T.

    Santa Steve was very jolly and you can tell he is a talented actor. The kids had a great time! He was booked so solidly that he was not there at the allotted time. The kids were getting antsy and we couldn't hold them off. We went ahead with eating and unwrapping presents. While I understand he had a lot of places to visit, he could have been a little more accurate on his arrival time. He told me 6-6:30 and didn't get there until 7:15.

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  3. #3 Santa Dale

    (14 reviews)

    Nicole S.

    Santa Dale was great!! We were having a small kids party and had him come out, the kids did not know that he was coming and he did a great job at getting them excited! He told stories and sang songs and did the normal picture things! He was great and will be hopefully using him again next year!

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  4. #4 Santa Dan

    (6 reviews)

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  5. #5 Our Man Bob

    (5 reviews)

    Gary L.

    "Santa Bob" visited our home on Christmas Eve and brought with him the fun and spirit of the season. He charmed the kids and adults and created a memory for us that will be remembered fondly by every member of our family. He was gentle with shy children and yet projected the larger-than-life persona of Santa. I recommend him highly.

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  6. #6 A Santa 4U

    (4 reviews)

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  7. #7 Santa Dave

    (3 reviews)

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“Need a Santa for a Personal Christmas Party”

Savage, MN

Event type
Christmas party - personal
Hours needed
1
Age of guests
6 or younger
Details
This would be for just one three year old girl... Looking for it to be on the 23rd
$126
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“Need a Santa for December 21, 2012”

Rogers, MN

Event type
Photography
Hours needed
1
Age of guests
6 or younger
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“Need a Santa Claus for a Christmas Party”

Eden Prairie, MN

Event type
Christmas party - personal
Hours needed
1
Age of guests
6 or younger, 18 or older
Details
does Santa have reindeer, especially the red nose one?
$205
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