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 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 2019 schedule:Please confirm your time before making your plans.
Nov 9 Edson 5pm
Nov 14 Edson 5-7pm Town Light-up
Nov 23 Edmonton 12-1pm WF Welding
Nov 23 Edmonton 5:30pm Spartan Controls
- Nov 24 Edson 2-3pm Coal Valley
Nov 30 Sherwood Park 12-3 pm LegacyEvents
Nov 30 Carrot Creek 7:30pm Niton Fire
Dec 1 Edson 2-3pm RC Legion
Dec 1 Edson 3:30pm Bonavista
Dec 4 Edson 10am-11am Newcomb
Dec 6 Edson 5:30pm Santa Parade
Dec 7 Edson 11:30 Repsol
Dec 7 Edson 1-3pm Galloway Museum
Dec 7 Edmonton Expo Centre 7-11pm
Dec 8 Edmonton Ledcor 12-3pm
Dec 11 Hinton 10:30-1200 Library
Dec 11 Edson 6:30pm Rec Dance
Dec 12 Edson 11:30-1:30 Parkland Lodge
Dec 12 Edson 7:30pm Mcman
Dec 13 Edson 7:30pm Trail Hall
- Dec 14 Barrhead 10-2pm PW Coop
Dec 14 Tollendale 7:30pm
- Dec 15 Edson Nova Theatre 9am & noon
Dec 15 Drostan Hall 3pm
Dec 15 Edson 5:30pm Petty
- Dec 18 Edson 3-5pm Core Care Daycare
Dec 19 Marlboro 1:30 preschool
Dec 20 Edson 10am-12 MBE
Dec 20 Edson 3pm Gallant
Dec 20 Edson 4pm B & G Club
- Dec 20 Edson 5:15pm ORCAS
Dec 22 Edson 1pm Betty
Not available Dec 23 evening or 24/25