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 2018 schedule:
Nov 10 Edson 5pm Edson For Products
Nov 15 Edson 5:30-7:30 Edson Light-up
Nov 17 Edmonton Parade of Lights
Nov 24 Sherwood Pk12-3pm Legacy Events
Nov 24 Edmonton 5-7pm Spartan Controls
Nov 25 Sherwood Pk 12-3pm Legacy Events
Nov 25 Edmonton 5pm WF Welding
Nov 30 Edson 2ish Merchants Movie Matinee
Dec 1 YKCS 11:30am Repsol
Dec 1 Galloway Museum 1-3pm ECHO
Dec 1 Edson 4pm AUPE
Dec 1 Carrot Creek 7:30pm Niton Fire
Dec 2 Edson 2-3pm RC Legion
Dec 7 Edson 6-8pm Edson Santa Claus Parade
Dec 8 Edson 12:30pm TOE Kids Christmas
Dec 8 Edson 7pm McDougall Christmas
Dec 9 Edson 11:45am Pinegrove Hall
Dec 9 Edson 3:30pm Bonavista
Dec 9 Edson 4:30-6:30 Edson Community Dinner
Dec 12 Edson 6pm Rec Dance
Dec 15 Edson B & G Club 11-1pm Special Needs
- Dec 16 Edson Shell 1:30am
Dec 16 Edson 1pm Stitzenburger Christmas
Dec 16 Drostan 3-4 pm Drostan Hall
Dec 16 Edson 5:30pm Petty Christmas
- Dec 18 Edson 1-3 pm Mary Bergeron School
Dec 19 Hinton 10:30am Hinton Library
Dec 20 Edson 1130-1 Parkland Lodge
Dec 20 Marlboro 2pm Marl Preschool
- Dec 20 Edmonton 7:30pm Highstreet
Dec 21 Edson 3pm Gallant Daycare
Dec 21 Edson B & G Club 4pm
Dec 22 Edson 7pm Lehman Christmas
Not available Dec 23/24/25