Suggestions to make your visit with Santa memorable
Make sure your batteries are fully charged and that you have all the film, video – tape, digital media, etc. to take all the photos you want or need. Have your gifts ready!
If your event is at a company facility, office building or hotel, try to make arrangements for Santa to park in a valet or loading area.
Again you can mark the area with a fun sign, “Reserved for Santa”! This makes it easier for him to be fresh and ready to bring joy to your guests.
Prior arrangements could be made before the visit to get the gifts to Santa.
Timing is everything, as Santa will be with you for a limited amount of time.
If Santa is to make his entrance with gifts, they should be labeled, easy to read, and fit into a 35 gallon garbage bag.
Don’t use tags as they fall off.
Use a marker to write the names large and legible on the gifts.
Reserve a special parking place for Santa. It should be as close as possible to where he is appearing. Have some fun and put a sign out “Reserved for Santa”!
Folding chairs and low chairs do not work well for Santa as Santa is a large man. A good straight back dining room chair works best. Stage some great photos by placing Santas’ chair near your Christmas tree or other holiday setting. Your photos will have more impact if the background has a festive look.
Think about photos with everyone, old and young alike. Santa can stand up for a “buddy” photo with teens and adults if they are too “shy” to set with Santa.
If there is a balance or payment due to Santa, please place it inside a Christmas card or envelope.
It is never appropriate to hand cash to Santa.
So, as Santa is departing, hand him the envelope and say, “Thank you, Santa, here is a Christmas card from all of us to you.”
Let us bring some magic and fun to your Yuletide event so you may get to keep the treasured memories of your Santa visit forever.
Please note: Santa’s job is to promote Christmas and all the joyous elements it includes. Please do not ask Santa to appear in any way that would compromise Santa’s integrity in the eyes of a child.