Types of Visits, Prices and Policies

Pictures of SC Santa "on location" with some smiling children!

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 Types of Visits  (30 Minutes or All Day...Local or Long Distance...Santa is Ready)


The most popular visit...Santa will come to your home, workplace, or off-site location to share in the festivities with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. This visit usually lasts between one and two hours, and is a perfect opportunity for individual or group photos with children and adults alike. Santa will be happy to sit with guests to review their Christmas lists…or if you like, Santa can bring a favorite story to read or hand out a few early presents. Add Santa to your holiday activities!


COST:  $80 for the first half hour... $40 each additional half hour* (Monday-Thursday)

                 $80 for the first half hour... $60 each additional half hour* (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

(Excludes Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Eve) 


As lines at the mall for pictures with Santa get longer and longer, booking Santa for a photo shoot at your own location is becoming more popular. Some professional photographers are providing a Santa in their studios. Retail and restaurant locations are scheduling drop-ins for their customers to visit with Santa. Apartment Complexes and Neighborhood Associates schedule Santa photo shoots at the clubhouse for their residents and guests. Holiday markets include a Santa on set for festive photo opportunities. Corporate locations provide Santa and a photographer on site for their employees’ families.   (And don’t forget pet photos and fundraising opportunities!)

COST: $80 for the first half hour... $60 each additional half hour* 

(One hour minimum. Special pricing for pre-season, multiple date, or extended  length visits) 


These include parades, tree-lighting ceremonies,  holiday advertising (print or video), stage and television appearances,  pre-season visits, extended visits, and appearances on Christmas Eve and during Thanksgiving week. Session length varies depending on need. Santa has years of experience on stage, photo shoots, television, and for public appearances. His trained voice is equally suited for calming a nervous child or addressing a large audience.

COST: Negotiable depending on type and length of visit. CONTACT Santa for visit details and special pricing.  

CHRISTMAS EVE "Discovery Visit": 

As the name suggests, this visit is scheduled for Christmas Eve. The children awaken during the night and "accidentally" discover Santa in the house placing presents under the tree...filling stockings...or enjoying a quick milk and cookie break. Will Santa spot the children from their hiding place? Will he have time for a quick hug...or maybe a picture...or even a quick tuck back into bed?  You and Santa will answer these questions in advance, as this completely customized visit is destined to become a family Christmas memory that will last a life time.

COST: $120 (and up)* depending on availability, location, and prep. 


Santa understands the healing power of a smile, so he is happy to arrange a visit with patients who are hospitalized during the holidays, or patients confined to in home or recovery care facilities. Santa is a man with a special faith and unwavering belief in the power of hope.

GIFT: Call or email to arrange for a special free visit with patients. In-patient visits will need to be coordinated through the facility director. (Subject to location, travel, and availability) 


 Prices for all visits include travel within a 25-mile radius of Columbia, SC.  Additional  fees for round-trip mileage and RT travel time may apply for locations outside this area.

For booking information & policies about deposits and cancellations......GO HERE!

Don't see a visit that is right for you? Santa can help you customize a package that is perfect for your holiday event and budget! 


  Ask About having Mrs. Claus Join in the Festivities



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