Playing Santa Claus at Christmas Parties

Whenever there’s a Santa Claus performer for Christmas parties, mall appearances, and children’s get-togethers, children will see right through the outfit if the performer is not 100% committed to the role. To play the perfect Santa Claus, we here at Santa Allen remember a few key things to help

Stay in Character

As a performer, it’s crucial to remain in character for the duration of the event. It is never okay to sneak away for a quick smoke or a drink. The children are very smart, and they will catch a whiff of anything on the breath and the entire party will be ruined. It’s also extremely unprofessional.

Instead, a Santa Claus impersonator should limit themselves to the basics: milk and cookies.

The Outfit Ties Everything Together

As much as the personality and individual are important, the outfit is what people notice first. A lot of children have a very basic idea of what Santa Claus should look like. The round belly, red suit with white trim, and the adorable hat atop a head of white hair. It’s an iconic look.

Therefore, it is crucial to remain authentic. Take off the wristwatch, remove the earrings, and really get into character for the role.


A lot of imagery surrounding Santa portrays the jolly man as, well, jolly. He’s a big fellow. But you don’t need to be 300 pounds to play Santa Claus successfully. That being said, you should also have a little weight on your frame. The children can tell if Santa Claus is stick-thin, and they’ll be sure to show their reactions in kind.

Hire the best Santa Claus performer for your upcoming party with Santa Allen, where authenticity and character drive us forward. Call 817-601-5666!