Hello, you can call me Santa Claus, Santa Shane, or Santa. I am a real bearded Santa Claus, my hair and beard are dyed white. I am not a Mall Santa Claus, which means I interact with the people I visit, I do not just sit for photo opportunities. You might of seen me on Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee. I was on channel 4 news from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve at 3pm and 4pm answering questions from children about Christmas and toys live on the air.
Before I arrive, I call my contact to let them know I am about to appear so they can get the people together inside the party. Once I'm there, I like to enter the room with a big, Ho, Ho, Ho! As I sashe' around the room jingling my bells I like to assess how the children are accepting me. I do not like to approach them right away if they are afraid.
I like to have the children that are afraid see other children either shake my hand or give me a hug. I also like to give special attention to senior adults because Santa Claus brings back so many special memories for them and Santa Claus affects them in so many different ways. Then depending on the group that is in attendance, pass out presents and pose with the children or families for photographs as I interact with each personally, remember my background is in child care(14 years) and I've been doing this a long time.
I know what small children usually like, what tweens and teens don't(not to sit on Santa Claus' lap), and yes of course the elderly(they love the man in the red suit). Thanks, Santa Shane
Professional Santa Claus since 2007
Visiting Milwaukee and the WORLD