His natural fluffy white beard is the real thing and his blue eyes twinkle when he smiles. His jolly round belly is encircled by a wide, leather Santa belt with an ornate gold buckle. Born on Saint Nicholas Day, December 6th, Santa Chuck was destined to become the Jolly Old Elf himself. So when a child asks, "Are you the real Santa?", he lets them tug on his beard, but not too hard so they stay off his Naughty list!
Santa Chuck is a 2015 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland Michigan, a member of The International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, ClausNet and abides by The Santa Claus Oath. He is also a member of AORBS, the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas. Rest assured that Santa Chuck recently had a background check for your peace of mind and carries a specialty liability insurance policy (copies of both are available upon request).
Chuck portrayed Santa for the first time while on active duty stationed in Germany. When asked to be Santa Claus for the Army Community's Christmas Party for the families living on base, he had as much fun as the children! Retiring from the Army after 24 years of military service, Chuck continued his career as a Senior Paralegal with CACI International in Arlington, Virginia, and then he retired again in 2011.
Chuck is an active volunteer at his church. After portraying Santa Claus at the church's annual "Breakfast With Santa", he realized how magical it was to view Santa through the eyes of a child. He purchased his own high quality costume and began to make visits at preschools, community events, and private family gatherings.
JUST SOME OF SANTA CHUCK'S PAST PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES:
As your children enjoy their visit with Santa Chuck, feel free to take all the photos and video recordings you want. Santa is more than happy to pose for pictures and family portraits so you won't feel rushed. For magical Christmas memories you'll never forget, invite Santa Chuck to your next event!
We understand that each client and situation is unique. At church events, Santa Chuck is able to tie the biblical birth of Baby Jesus to the ministry of Saint Nicholas that evolved into our modern day Santa Claus. Some clients, however, prefer not to focus on the religious aspects of Christmas. Give us a call to discuss your situation and know that Santa Chuck will be the perfect fit for your event.
Check out the reviews below from previous clients, and you’ll understand why Santa Chuck comes so highly recommended. We know every client has different ideas and expectations for their event or visit. Whatever you have planned, we’re sure you’ll agree that Santa Chuck is the right choice for your event.
Considering the type of event, the time allotted, and the number of participants, we will work with you in advance to plan optional activities designed to enhance the experience. From reading a favorite classic holiday story to a Christmas Sing-Along, let's chat about the possibilities. Santa will give individual attention to each child or adult, talk with them about their naughty or nice status, and listen to their Christmas wishes. One of Santa's favorite activities is to pass out gifts (that you purchase, gift wrap, and pre-label by name). Santa Chuck also likes to give out Candy Canes or other small gifts.
When you hire a Santa, you can often expect to pay upwards of $150 to $300 per hour or more for an appearance. Plus, some agencies charge an additional fee of $90 to $150. Santa Chuck offers very reasonable rates because his only wish is to bring joy to children and create enchanting family memories that warm the heart. He often discounts or even waives his appearance fees for non-profit organizations that serve children or intellectually disabled adults.
Santa Chuck will arrive promptly in an authentic plush costume of extremely high quality. His wide belt (shown below) and boots are upgraded leather accessories. To the jingling of Santa's bells, he will make his grand entrance with a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!" and greet all of the children with warm enthusiasm.
Santa Chuck is a graduate of the highly-acclaimed Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School.
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