Depending on location, Santa or St. Nicholas may need a place to change. This should be private, out of public sight and secure. Sometimes Santa or St. Nicholas can show up, ready to go - but be aware that it may not always be the case. In situations where booking exceeds 3 hours, Santa may need to take a health break or at the very least fix himself up. A bottle or 2 of cold water is always appreciated, especially in hot rooms.
Winter months are not too bad as far as warmth goes, but sometimes in some situations, the heat is cranked up, and in the case of photography, the lights are hot. A small breeze blowing from a directed fan is always welcome.
If Santa is to sit while taking children's wishes or posing for portraits, a sturdy chair is recommended. A solid chair with a straight back is best providing that it is sturdy and could support the weight of a Santa and a small child or two. Hey, sometimes adults will sit on Santa's knee too, so sturdiness is important more than comfort. Thank you for thinking of Santa but no-thank you to recliners or deep cushioned chairs and sofas. .
It is always advised to have a helper work with Santa...someone who can lead children to Santa, or even help hand out gifts or treats. Names on packages should be in very large bold letters because lighting and even Santa's age can make names hard to read.
In many cases, once children have received their gifts from Santa and opened them, they are no longer interested in Santa and their attention span is gone. It is best to have the presentation of gifts at the end of your function, and Santa can leave without a lot of whoopla.
For those functions where more than a few families are present, it is nice for Santa to have a reserved parking spot as close to the entrance as possible. It makes walking any distance in snow or ice more bearable and safe.
Santa arrives for your function according to preset timelines arranged by you and in some cases may be able to stay a bit longer if the situation warrants. This is not always possible so asking ahead of time will avoid embarrassment. Sometimes, Santa just has to leave at the appointed time.
- Here is Santas 2018 schedule:
Nov 9-11 Reserved for Edmonton area
Nov 15 Edson Light Up 5:30-7:30
Nov 16 - Reserved for Edmonton area
Nov 17 - "Parade of Lights Edmonton 2-8pm"
Nov 18 - Reserved for Edmonton area
Nov 24 - Sherwood Park Legacy12-3
Nov 24 - Spartan 5pm
Nov 25 - Sherwood Park Legacy12-3
Nov 30 - Edson 6-8Pm
Dec 1 - Edson Repsol 11:30
Dec 1 - Edson Galloway 1-3pm.
Dec 1 - Niton Fire Dept. 7:30
Dec 2 - Pinegrove 10:45 - 1:45pm
Dec 2 - Edson RC Legion 2pm
Dec 9 - Pinegrove Hall 11-2
Dec 9 - Bonavista 3:30
Dec 15 - Edson Special Needs 11-1pm
Dec 16 - Edson Private Party 1pm
Dec 16 - Drostan 3pm.
Dec 16 - Edson Private Party 7pm
Dec 20 - Marlboro 2pm
Dec 21 - Edson Daycare Home 3pm
Dec 21 - Edson Boys & Girls Club 4pm.
Not available after Dec 23