Using two professional titles, “Elf without Jingles” and “Santa Richard,” I always get my greatest kick out of portraying the Jolly Old Elf for the Greater New York City/New Jersey Metro Region. Whatever what the environment or challenge, ol’ Santa Richard is comfortable wherever I’m needed! Why, I’m just the perfect choice for:
• corporate and private parties, home visits, business events, from grand openings to holiday promotions
• public events, including parades, meet-n’-greet events and tree-lighting ceremonies
• printed and video advertising (including commercials), as well as private and commercial photo shoots
• hospitals and assisted living facilities
For nearly 30 years, I’ve faithfully served this Big Apple of mine as a humble “PROBiSC” — the acronym stands for Professional Believer in Santa Claus. Collecting various materials through the years, including books, photos, catalogues, etc., I’ve tried in as straightforward a manner as possible to share with you, my fellow New Yorkers, my own true-life story, starting with how I first believed in Santa, mostly on an on-again/off-again basis — and of how I spent years researching St. Nicholas’ many forms through the centuries. What allows me to get my job done as a New York City Santa is the fact that I often draw a lot of the tales that I tell from various real-life episodes from the days when I was growing up. If I can encourage just one person to make nice, be good, and behave during the Christmas season, then I’ve done my job. Other than that, I don’t know what else to tell you.
As your humble Elf without Jingles, count on me to arrive at your event, gathering and/or promotion, already prepared to get things underway, wearing my full-dress Santa suit, and ready to make your event or occasion a truly special one! I’ve based my portrayal of Santa on the religious principles to which all Santas should adhere. Welcoming strictly serious enquiries, I abide by the Eight Principles of the Santa Claus Oath, determined to keep things family-friendly. So, if you’re looking for a qualified, enthusiastic Kringle, book this old Elf without Jingles now — and let the magic happen!