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“Looks the part, acts the part, Santa Steve IS Santa.”

About Santa Steve

hired 7 times on Thumbtack

Yes, it is getting to be that time of year when Santa is setting his schedule. If you are planning a party or event this Christmas season, I want to be your Santa so please book your appointment soon!
Thanks,Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
Ho Ho Ho!
Santa Steve

Santa Steve is a real-bearded, professional Santa in Minneapolis/Saint Paul and surrounding areas. He has over 40 years of professional experience.

Santa Steve is available for the following:

* Home parties
* Corporate/company parties and events
* Holiday advertisement/business promotion
* Christmas card photo shoots
* Gift deliveries

Santa Steve is a sure hit with both children and adults.
Santa Steve has 40 years of entertainment experience - singing, telling stories & jokes, and always in good taste.
Santa Steve is kind, gentle, loving, jolly, fun, caring and a good listener.
Santa Steve is always on time and offers the most reasonable rates in the area.
At the party or event, Santa Steve will lead singing of Christmas/Holiday songs,
tell stories, jokes, hand out gifts and pose for pictures with your children, your guests and even your pets!


Cedar, MN 55011


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  • 4/5 stars Santa Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Santa Verified Review

    Santa Steve was on time, professional, nice, fun and definitely made some kids' wishes come true!

  • 4/5 stars Santa Verified Review

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    This Santa came to help make my niece's holiday celebration in the hospital special! He sang, he cracked jokes, he was just funny..we've hired a lot of Santas and he was the family we might have found our Santa!

  • 5/5 stars

    I took my granddaughters to see Santa Steve and they were memorized. They all agreed, they had finally met the real Santa.

  • 5/5 stars

    Santa Steve's visit to my grandkid last November was something they will never forget. They are already asking if I think "Santa" will come to grandma's house this year

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Real Beard, nice costume with over 30 years experience with children, adults, private and company parties.
Santa can; lead singing of Christmas/Holiday songs, tell stories, jokes, and pose for pictures with your family, guests or even pets!
Home visits are a specialty "delivering"/handing out your gifts to guests and family members.
Reasonable fee schedule.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. ...real letters from clients...

"Dear Santa Steve,

Thank you very much for coming over tonight, the kids and adults as well loved it. You did an amazing job. I know that if I am asked if I know a “Santa” you are number one on my list! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you again for taking the time and accommodating us.

Warmest Regards,

Jen F."

"Hi Santa Steve,

Thank you sooo much for coming to our family celebration. The little ones, after you left, looked at the pictures and video all they would talk about is Santa! The adults loved it also. They are already talking about ideas for next year with you. I know we are definitely keeping your information so we can have you visit again next year. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Thanks again,

Candice S."

"Dear Santa Steve,

We enjoyed your visit, and appreciate that you came despite the weather...We are already planning on inviting you next year...please let me know when we could book a date. I'm sorry all of our families couldn't meet you. They were not as brave about the weather as Santa was. The families who came were very impressed with you. My daughters are still talking about you.

Thank you for making our Christmas extra special!

Jenine and Timothy B."

We highly recommend Santa Steve! He braved the blizzard to come to our party. My clients were impressed that I contacted the North Pole and had the "real" Santa come to our get together! Santa Steve is very professional, yet warm with children and adults. He has a marvelous singing voice that could put even Scrooge in the Christmas spirit. Santa Steve will be a part of our family tradition from now on. Jenine and Timothy B.
of Jenine's Beans Daycare"

"Dear Santa Steve,

I want to thank you for coming to our house yesterday on Christmas Day. It was a great visit. The children really had fun. You were the talk all afternoon. I was very happy with your stories and songs. I can't thank you enough. If you ever need a reference I would be more than happy to give you one.

Julie U."

Thanks & Merry Christmas!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I never "break character" and am always respectful, clean, sober, kind, brave, reverent and a good listener.
Stories, jokes, songs delivered with warmth and humor.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. The opportunity to entertain children with one of the most recognized characters of all time. It is an honor.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Where are your reindeer? Circling at about 5,000 feet.
Are you real? Are you?
How can you visit everyone in just one night? I don't visit everyone, just the good girls and boys.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Being a "real beard" Santa is a 365 day a year commitment.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Love of Christmas and St. Nicholas

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Study drama, comedy, music, singing, storytelling, acting, prop building, costume design and construction, promotion, small business practices, and real life experiences.

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