Amazing Entertainment

Saint Paul, MN

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How does your service stand out?

I am a professional entertainer that goes the extra mile to provide the best entertainment for your event. Whether it is as a clown, magician, balloon artist or Santa I strive to make your event very memorable for your guests. I am constantly changing my services to keep abreast of new and exciting changes in the industry. I am proud to have won both Thumbtack's Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 awards thanks to my outstanding reviews. As a Magician, Clown, Balloon Artist I work with you to fit my performance to meet the needs of your group. Having been providing entertainment professionally since the early '90's I have acquired a knowledge of what I can help you with to make your event a great success. All of my performances are directed at the makeup of your group. My performances will have your guests rolling with laughter and provide memories that will last for a long time. As Santa I go the extra mile to have a natural hair and beard. I always seek out ways to improve my performing skills by attending the worlds oldest Santa School, being affilliated with several national and local Santa orgnaizations to keep up on what other Santas are doing from around the world! I constantly seek feedback from my customers as to how to improve my performance I take great pride in making sure your event is a memorable one. I work with all of my clients to tailor my performance to your wants and needs.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Bringing joy to other peoples lives! Seeing the look on peoples faces as I do my magic show and making that awesome zany balloon creation! The look on childrens faces when they see Santa come walking in and yes his beard is real!
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Saint Paul, MN 55109

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26 Reviews
  • Ericka W. Oct 28, 2016
    Verified Review
    A Great Choice in a Santa!
    Santa Steve was hired to partake in a photo and video shoot for our company and he did a great job. He was up for anything and certainly looks the part!
    Replied to Ericka W. - Oct 28, 2016

    Thank you Ericka, It was a lot of fun working with Andy and Michelle on that beautiful day.

  • Jen S. Sep 28, 2016
    Verified Review
    Accommodating and responsive
    Steve was easy to work with, responsive, and he was accommodating. However, a number of his tricks were familiar, and already seen by the bigger kids. He did keep the younger kids entertained, and my birthday girl was happy.
    Replied to Jen S. - Oct 28, 2016

    Thank you for allowing me to provide entertainment for your daughters party. I never know what tricks the kids have seen before I arrive at a party. The coloring book is a staple trick in many magicians routine and was performed in Las Vegas. Even thought the kids may have seen the trick before I bring a new and unique approach to it that most kids have never seen before. I am glad your daughter enjoyed my show and balloons.

  • Jamie M. Sep 24, 2016
    Verified Review
    Timely arrival, not as many jokes as I would have liked, but kept the kids interested for the most part.
  • Tasita S. Sep 6, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    Happy Customer
    I had a back to school party for the kids and Steve did an amazing job keeping the kids entertained. They enjoyed the magic tricks and balloon art.
    Replied to Tasita S. - Sep 13, 2016

    Thank you Tasita, I had a lot of fun with the kids at your party. It was hilarious watching them playing the games.

  • Sandra P. Aug 15, 2016
    Verified Review
    Steve was good with the children and they responded favorably to him.
  • Sue b. Apr 17, 2016
    Verified Review
    Fantastic show for our 9 year olds party. He couldn't stop talking about it the whole weekend! And his friends thought it was super cool too! Totally recommend!!
    Replied to Sue b. - May 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for the great review! I loved coming and sharing his birthday party with him as his group was a lot of fun.

  • Mark J. Apr 10, 2016
    Verified Review
    Great entertainer for a kids birthday party. Kept all the kids (20 or so) engaged and involved in the act. Stuck around and made a balloon animal for every kid after the show, which also helped with crowd control. Would recommend.
    Replied to Mark J. - May 12, 2016

    Thank you for the very kind review. Your group was very cute in how they "helped" me with the magic show. I do my best to have every child happy and if that means staying alter, if I can, to make an extra balloon that is what I do. For years to come the children will remember the birthday party where they go the balloon!

  • Angela K. Mar 30, 2016
    Verified Review
    Steve entertained at our blue and gold banquet and did an amazing job! The kids loved his magic and he also did balloon art afterwards for all the kids. Would highly recommend Steve!
  • Dave J. Dec 28, 2015
    Verified Review
    Steve was absolutely perfect for our family Christmas. He grabbed the kids attention and maintained it the whole way through. Outstanding Santa!
  • Bridget K. Dec 22, 2015
    Verified Review
    Santa Steve was awesome! The kids (and big kids) loved having him at our event. Singing songs and reading the story created a relaxed environment and helped prepare those younger, unsure kids about their turn with Santa. He took his time with the older kids who wanted to talk with him longer and made it personal. I would hire him again!
  • Heather P. Dec 15, 2015
    Verified Review
  • Nicole L. Dec 12, 2015
    Verified Review
    Our house visit from Santa Steve was amazing. Our kids had a wonderful experience and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
  • Eric C. Dec 4, 2015
    Verified Review
    The most realistic Santa ever! Pleasant to work with... just wish we had more kids...
  • Candice J. Nov 8, 2015
    Verified Review
    As of now I'm very happy with the experience and the thorough communication of my Santa. But won't be able to have the full experience until my sons first birthday party on December 20th. Pretty excited.
  • Karen A. Oct 22, 2015
    Verified Review
    We hired Steve to perform a magic show birthday party for my son (age 6). The kids were very excited by the performance. It was not too short/not too long - just right to keep them engaged.
  • Amber T. Aug 30, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    This man no-showed and let a bunch of five-year olds in tears. I wish I would have hired someone else. We had several confirming emails with dates and times and everyone was heartbroken.
    Replied to Amber T. - Oct 12, 2015

    I tried several times previous to the date to speak with client to no avail. When client called me about 10 min. after start time I told her I could be there in 10 min. since the original time frame given to me for the party was 2 hours. I offered to do the visit for free due to the mix up on the day from Sunday to Saturday. I have never not shown up for a party in my career.

  • Deb G. Aug 30, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    Steve came to Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School to our Great Gethsemane Get Together Block Party! He kept the balloons coming for over 2 hours, I was very impressed with Steve's quick response to our request for a balloon artist and his great job!
  • renee m. Aug 17, 2015
    Spudster was awesome !!!!! My children loved his magic tricks, they were fascinated when he made several different animals. We really enjoyed him.
  • Mai T. Jan 7, 2015
    Verified Review
  • Teri W. Dec 31, 2013
    Santa Steve was willing to work with us for whatever we wanted. He was very convincing and the children as well as the adults were in awe of him. I would invite him back any time.
  • Racheal A. Dec 26, 2013
    Verified Review
    The residents were delighted with Santa Steve! He did very well with this population. Thank You!
  • Anna G. Feb 20, 2013
    My family and I have had the opportunity to work with Steve on many events and have had nothing but great feedback from our guest. He is interactive with the children and adults and adds a special touch to any party or event that we have had. He will be included in many more events for years to come!!
  • Boyscout Pack B. Feb 20, 2013
    Clown/Magic show for local boyscout blue and gold banquet-very nice performance and the kids had a great time. The group was a wide variety of ages and all enjoyed the performance
  • Bev M. Sep 13, 2012
    Steve has played Santa at our annual Christmas party for several years now. I would highly recommend him. Steve was the most authentic Santa I have ever seen, right down to the beard. He is great with kids as well as adults. He stays in character and is professional at all times. You won't be disappointed.
  • Shari B. Dec 28, 2011
    Verified Review
    Santa Steve was great. He called ahead and loaded our gifts into his own beautiful bag before appearing. He read a story, and sang some songs. He even answered questions from the kids regarding Mrs. Santa Claus. Very good.
  • Carol R. Dec 24, 2011
    Verified Review
    He was WONDERFUL! He was very interactive with both the children and adults! I am glad that we decided to try a new Santa this year. We will definitely use him next year! He had a wonderful beard and a very genuine, "Ho. Ho. Ho." He even stayed around a short bit afterwards for more pictures. I DEFINITELY recommend Santa Steve!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I contact the client to gain information as to what their plans are for the event. I then talk with them to determine how I can be of the most help in creating great memories for their event. I follow up with them a few days before the event to see if anything has changed and to go over the plan for my appearance.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend numerous workshops thru out the country and on line to keep on top of new ideas and trends. I also am a member of several online organizations/groups that on a regular basis share ideas, experiences among each other. I am constantly looking for new ideas to provide a higher level of service to my clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Bringing that extra touch of fun to events! From birthday parties, graduations, grand openings, company picnics, family reunions, entertaining at restaurants, and holiday parties. I can work with you to provide the very best in entertainment! From zany magic shows to amazing balloon creations to a visit form Santa, I can provide you with that special touch to provide lasting memories!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have performed at numerous charity events ranging from the very young to the most senior of senior citizens! It always delights me to see the looks of joy and fun on the people’s faces as I perform. That makes it the most gratifying to me. I recently did some work for an advertising agency that involved me driving a 1977 Cadillac El Dorado for several hours as Santa. It was a great time going back to the days of huge cars and the very comfortable ride. It was an experience working with some very talented people and to get a glimpse into the work that goes into making a production piece.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Always ask for current pictures, ask if the performer is insured and has a current background check. Check to see if there is anywhere they are performing in public that you may be able to see them at work. Remember you get what you pay for, if the price seems too cheap you may not be getting a good entertainer! Above all work with a person that you feel comfortable working with.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Does the person you hire have a current back ground check and carry liability insurance. Are they established in their field.