A Santa 4U

Saint Paul, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

At 5' 6", I'm not as tall as most of the other Santa's, and I am quite robust. Many tell me I look like the real Santa, and I am very patient with the Children. I have been babysitting our grandchildren since 1998 (one is Autistic ) so I am very comfortable around the little ones, and sometimes the not so little ones. I enjoy being Santa and I think that reflects on my performance.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being a part of the Magic, Joy, Excitement of every one at the Santa visit.Seeing the excitement of the Children and their beautful smiles. And yes, I do get the ocassional child who is a little, "Shy", and wants nothing to do with Santa, but I do my best to work with that. Then I go home and reflect on the visit and smile as I lay my head on my pillow and drift off to sleep.


Saint Paul, MN 55110

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3 Reviews
  • Jennifer B. Dec 7, 2013
    Verified Review
    He's a really terrific Santa - all of the kids enjoyed his visit. Even the oldest (8 years old) was a true believer. She asked him tough questions and he always gave a great answer. Any doubt in her mind disappeared during his visit.
  • P. F. Dec 16, 2012
    Verified Review
    Working with Santa James was a truly magical experience! He was warm and friendly to the dogs, children, and adults who attended our event. He was on-time and in character for 3 hours. I believe in Santa James, and you will too. Highest recommendation! Paul F.
  • Robyn T. Dec 26, 2011
    Verified Review
    Santa James did a great job. He was the most authentic looking Santa we have had yet. He was so calm and soft spoken, the kids felt instantly comfortable. I would deifnately hire him again!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I check my calander to make sure I have that time slot open. Then I send a quote and a brief discription of what I will do at the event, for the client requesting a Santa. I am your Santa and I want to work with you, answer any questions, make suggestions and follow my clients request. I want to bring out the, "smiles", and create, "Happy Memories", for everyone.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Contact the provider and ask any questions you may have about their service and what your expectations are. Be comfortable with whom you are talking to and make sure you are able to work with the provider. Start shopping for your Santa early because the best time and dates go fast, as do the better Santa's. Be specific and clear as to what you want your Santa to do on his visit.