With the holiday season just around the corner, you might be in the market for a professional Santa Claus  for your business. A Santa can be a great way for you to bring in more shoppers to your store, show off your holiday spirit and even reward your employees and their families at a holiday party. So here are 25 different places you can go to find a Santa for hire.
Santa for Hire
Santa for Hire is a website  where you can find real bearded Santas for holiday events, parties and more throughout the holidays. You can browse by state or fill out a request form and receive a Santa that meets all of your business’s requirements.
Party Characters for Kids
If you’re having a holiday party at your business or just want Santa to visit your store for an afternoon or evening show, you can hire an entertainer at an hourly rate from Party Characters for Kids . The package even includes special features like face painting, games and sculpture balloons.
Job Monkey  is a site for unique job opportunities. So if you’re looking for a Santa for the holiday season or even specific events, you can create a listing and then monitor local applicants.
Whether you’re looking for a Santa for a single event or for a more prolonged appearance, you can browse or contact the folks at HireSanta.com  for help locating the Santa that’s right for your business.
GigMasters  is a site where you can browse for different service providers, including Santas. You can enter your location and the type of service provider you’re looking for and then browse options in your area.
The Santa Guide
For a site that’s dedicated just to Santas, you can check out The Santa Guide . The site has Santa listings from states and cities around the country, so you can browse or search for listings in your area, including photos and descriptions.
Santa School is, as the name suggests, a training program for professional Santas. And you can actually contact Santa School to get in touch with one of their trained Santas for your next event or for store appearances throughout the season.
American Events  is another company that provides training to professional Santas and other entertainers and event related service providers. And you can even use the organization’s website to find and book Santas in your area.
You likely already know that Yelp  can be a great resource for finding a variety of different businesses. So you can also use it to find businesses that offer Santas for hire in your community.
For businesses in the South, Southern Santas  offers a platform for finding professional Santas in a variety of states and communities. You can fill out a request form with your location and other information in order to find the Santa that’s right for your business.
The Real Bearded Santa Claus Agency
If you’re looking for real bearded Santas for your store or event, you can choose from several different options from The Real Bearded Santa Claus Agency .
The Best Santa Claus Agency
The Best Santa Claus Agency is another agency that gives businesses and individuals the ability to hire real bearded Santas in communities around the country.
Indeed  is a job board site that you can use to find the perfect Santa Claus for your business or event. You can create a listing and then review the different applicants to find the perfect Santa.
SimplyHired  is another job board site where you can post job opportunities in your area and then review relevant and qualified candidates.
In addition, Craigslist  gives you the opportunity to post an opportunity for Santas in your area or even browse for available Santas who’ve created their own listings.
Another website where you can hire a variety of different service providers, GigSalad  has a section specifically for entertainers and unique service providers, which includes Santas. You can browse by location or search for specific Santas in your area.
EC Model & Talent
Model and talent agencies like EC Model & Talent can also represent some professional Santas who are available for appearances or events that you business might host throughout the holiday season.
Rent a Santa Claus
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Rent a Santa Claus  provides authentic Santas and even extra entertainers like Mrs. Claus, elves and gingerbread men for store appearances, events and more.
In California, you can find a variety of local professional Santas available for hire from California Santas .
I Luv a Party, Inc.
For businesses in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, I Luv a Party, Inc.  is a party planning company that offers access to Santas for hire. You can contact the company via phone or email to book a Santa for your events or store appearances.
The Santa Company
The Santa Company provides options for holiday entertainment, including Santas available for parties or store appearances, to select communities in Central Florida.
In Texas, you can also find a number of different Santas available for hire in various cities and areas around the state from Texas Santas .
LinkedIn is best known as a social networking platform for professionals. But it’s also a place where you can post job opportunities, including those for professional Santas.
Aside from the actual marketplaces for Santas available online, there are plenty of professional Santas with their own websites who serve specific communities around the U.S. So you can perform your own online search to find the best Santas in your community.
Check with Other Local Businesses
You can also potentially find a Santa Claus for your business by checking in with other local businesses that have hired Santas. They might have recommendations or information that would be helpful during your search.
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