Santa Dennis at Ohio Governor's Mansion, 2011A home visit with Santa Dennis may include a Christmas Song sing-along, reading a Christmas story, passing out gifts, and of course photo opportunities!

How about having the Big Guy deliver that special gift, such as an engagement ring, or a new car?!

Most home visits are 20-30 minutes in duration, depending upon the number of children attending. The details are up to you!

We welcome Private and Corporate events, as well! Santa’s services are by the hour and may include: greeting guests, photo opportunities, sing-a-longs, mingling with guests, presenting gifts, awards, or bonus checks. Again, the details are up to you!

For your security and peace of mind, a Certificate of Insurance and a Clear State of Ohio Background Check from BCI are available for your inspection upon request. For more booking information, please go to our Booking page.

To insure a magical and fun visit, please read our “Visit Tips.”

Santa Ohio is a proud provider of the following services:

Standard Events:

  • Holiday Appearances
  • Home Visits
  • Office Visits
  • Private Parties
  • Photo Sessions
  • Gift Delivery
  • Parades
  • Tree Lighting
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Brunch, Lunch or Supper with Santa
  • Corporate Functions
  • Civic & Non-Profit Events
  • Day Care and Schools
  • Retail Store Events
  • Receptions & Birthday Parties
  • Modeling and Interviews

Off Season Events:

  • Christmas in July Events
  • Santa on Vacation Appearances
  • Special Television Appearances
  • Radio and Television Interviews
  • Radio and Television Commercials
  • Commercial Media
  • Print Modeling
  • Holiday Print Advertisements

Special Needs Visits:

  • Hospital Visits*
  • Hospice Visits*

*No fee if calendar permits

1. 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 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. 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. Santa will call the designated coordinator just before his arrival. That’s your cue to get everyone together, maybe sing a Christmas song or two.

2. Reserve a special parking place for Santa. It should be as close as possible to where he is appearing. And remember, Santa is a senior citizen. If he parks down the street or around the corner and has to walk all the way to your home, or office, he might be a bit winded or exhausted when he gets there. Also remember, he’s wearing a heavy wool suit that gets very hot, (even in December). A fan close to where he will be sitting would be greatly appreciated.

3. If your event is at a home, leave an opening at the end of your driveway. Just put up a temporary barrier in the space. Use a gift wrapped box, a chair, or a sawhorse to hold the spot. Have some fun and put a sign out "Reserved for Santa!"

4. 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. This makes it easier for him to be fresh and ready to bring joy to your guests.

5. 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 Santa's 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 sit with Santa.

6. 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.”

This is how lasting memories of your family and friends are made and captured forever. So 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!