Year Round Santa Claus Los Angeles

Sure, as an actor I portray different characters; but as you might imagine, with my look and background Santa is the character I play the most. In November and December, it’s live appearances at parties, fund raisers and community events. June through October it’s Santa Claus auditions and shoots for TV programs and commercials all over Los Angeles and sometimes even outside of the area, one year I shot a commercial in Alaska.Santa Claus Pool Party - Year Round Santa Los Angeles

January through May… what does a year round Santa do in Los Angeles that time of the year?

Well, I’ve actually shot several commercials and music videos in January through May, but this is a first for me. I had a dad find me on the Internet and ask if I was available to attend the birthday party of his 5-year-old daughter who just happens to love Santa Claus.

I could not be more excited. Just imagine 15 4, 5 & 6-year old’s attending a party and then having Santa Claus show up. I will read books with them, answer their questions and even stay through the blowing out of the candle. Yes, Los Angeles there is a year round Santa Claus and his name is Santa Ed Taylor.

Santa Hollywood: TV Shows & Commercials with Santa Claus

Santa Hollywood: TV & Movies Santa Claus

I had so much fun appearing as Santa Claus in 4 national TV commercials, an appearance on the Food Network, another appearance on KTLA News 5, a movie trailer with Mark Wahlberg and WILL FARRELL for their movie Daddy’s Home, an Internet commercial for Coca Cola and several other Internet videos Will Ferrell Santa Ed 2015that drew over 5,000,000 views! Like I said, SANTA HOLLYWOOD!

And as fun as all the TV work was I have to tell you the live appearances are certainly the frosting on the cake. I teamed with the Dream Center and Justin Turner with the LA Dodgers to deliver 150 bicycles of incarcerated women. It was an amazing experience.

I also made an appearance at Bobby Sherman’s gala event in Beverly Hills where I had an opportunity to meet the amazing Sidney Poitier.

All said and done I made over 80 personal appearances, several for Hollywood productions companies, 2 for different division of Facebook’s LA office, on for Eric Stonestreet, which was a ton of fun, he’s a terrific guy and the guests at his party were many of Hollywood’s top stars and they were all just amazing and incredibly fun!

In Southern California many Santa’s make appearances on TV commercials and at entertainment industry events, in fact one Santa goes be the moniker “Santa Hollywood”. So I’m certainly not alone but I do have to tell you that for only being a Santa in the LA area for 4 years and only having an agent for 3 years I do feel incredibly blessed to have been so embraced by the entertainment industry and the entire Hollywood community.  

Please don’t call me Santa Hollywood, like I said, another Santa Claus already has that handle but if you are in the Hollywood area and are looking for a Santa for TV, a film, an Internet spot… or a personal appearance, I would be honored if you would check me out http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6253273/resume?ref_=nm_ov_res and give me a call, my handle- That Santa Guy or simply Santa Ed.

Reddi-Wip Santa Claus 2015

A father sneaks downstairs to eat the cookies left for Santa, when suddenly his son catches him in the act. He sprays on a beard of Reddi-Wip to try and disguise himself, but the real Santa is right behind him.


 

 

Children’s Book – Pre-Order

On June 18, 2015, Lori woke with a vision for a new Christmas character. Since that day, Lori and I have invested more than 600 hours creating a new book, including the concept, layout, book cover, and over thirty amazing illustrations, Sample Illustration

With your help, this delightful new character will make his debut this Christmas season in a picture book for 2-to-8-year-olds.

The book is more than just a collection of amazing illustrations; it is an inspiring story that demonstrates the character of inner strength by staying true to one’s convictions in spite of being teased.

We cannot disclose any specifics about the main character or the title of the book until we get the trademark, but what I can say is this: it is an inspired work, and this is evident in every way.

The cost of $25 each includes FREE shipping in the US!


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Santa & Mrs Claus in Website Video

Back in March Lori & I shot some “green screen” images to be used in a website. While on the shoot the client asked if we could make a little video for his website too.

We did & he just sent me a link to it. Check it out. I think it came out pretty good…

Real Santa Claus Spotted in Los Angeles

Last night in a Farmers Boys restaurant, the day before in a Hobby Lobby store and nearly every day on LA freeways, parking lots, gas stations faces turn to smiles as people spot Santa Claus. He’s out of place, out of uniform but never out of character. He is unmistakably Santa Claus.Santa Claus Pool Party

Usually wearing white shorts, a red t-shirt and sandals Santa Claus is on vacation… with a bit of work being thrown in from time to time. For example a few weeks ago Santa was in Hollywood where he spent the day shooting a commercial that will appear on TV this Christmas season.

Being Santa is SO MUCH FUN!

If you are in the LA area keep your eyes peeled for a little red Scion Xb with an N-Pole license plate. I spend a lot of time in Santa Monica, Studio City, Hollywood and the surrounding areas. Be sure to say Hi!Santa Ed Taylor at The Cove 09-29-13

Let’s keep the Spirit of Christmas alive ALL year long.  

Santa Claus Pool Party

Part of being Santa Claus all year long is suprising children (and adults) by showing up in unexpected locations. Least weeked it was a pool party for a the birthday of a 3 year old. It was a TON OF FUN. 

Santa Claus Pool Party

Santa Claus Pool Party

 

Santa for Rent Los Angeles – Santa Claus Rental

I googled on “Santa Claus for Rent Los Angeles”. That was the answer I heard when I asked a woman I was talking with how she happened to find my Santa Claus website. Santa Claus for rent Los Angeles!?

I LOVE Google and I know I often find myself “Googling” on strange “keywords”, but I have to admit, as Santa (or a ‘Santa Claus Portrayal Artist) I never thought of myself being as being a Santa Claus for RENT.

For the past several years I have made it a habit to ask people how they found my website. Some say they saw me on other websites like the LA Times and CBS Local in LA but the vast majority site Google as the vehicle that delivered them to my website. The keywords the searched on always crack me up. Here are a few:

santa for rent

santa rental

christmas santas

rent a santa

hire santa

real santas

santas for hire

rent a santa

santa claus for hire

hire santa

hire santa claus

rent a santa claus

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Of course after the “keyword” above they add their city:

Los Angeles 

Beverly Hills

Hollywood

Culver City

Santa Monica

Bel Air

Beverly Crest

Beverly Grove

Beverlywood

Brentwood

Century City

Cheviot Hills

Crestview

Del Rey

Ladera Heights

Mar Vista

Mid-Wilshire

Pacific Palisades

Playa del Rey

Playa Vista

Rancho Park

Venice

West Los Angeles

Westchester

Westwood

West Hollywood

And now more and more people are telling me that are using there zip codes:

90210

90503

90212

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90066

90046

90068

I’m not sure how exactly how Google determines what you will see when you search for something but I hope that everyone looking for an authentic, fun, always in character, real bearded Santa Claus in the greater Los Angeles area will find my website… I LOVE being a Santa Claus for rent in Los Angeles. Please give me a call to check my availability. 424-343-9555

 

 

Hollywood Santa 2015

After 6 months in Southern Oregon (my personal North Pole) I’m again a Hollywood Santa! Mrs. Claus and I are blessed, we love, and are loved, everywhere we go.

Last year we had an amazing time appearing on TV programs, commercials, corporate parties and even home parties with amazing Hollywood actors, actresses and production people.

This year promises to be even more exciting, I have already been booked to appear as Santa at several large Hollywood events, Mrs. Claus annd I appeared in a music video and I have appeared in 2 other videos that will air in November and December.

I hope someday to be Santa Claus for the Hollywood Parade. My friend “Santa Hollywood” Tim Connnaghan, has been the Santa for that event for many years and if he should ever be unable to do it I hope to fill in for him.

One of the things I most love about being a Hollywood Santa is the reach I can have as Santa Claus. I really like what I bring to being Santa and I love having millions of people experience my interpretation of Santa. I also just think it’s really fun to be involved in Hollywood productions and to

Santa Ed at KTLA studio in Hollywood

Santa Ed at KTLA studio in Hollywood

see how the artistic aspect of productions work. It’s truly amazing how many exceptionally gifted and talented people Hollywood attracts and I love working with these people.

I always see and try to portray Santa Claus as a wise, generous, encouraging and jolly old soul and even though as a Hollywood Santa you have script writers and directors and producers who really control what ends up on the air I always do my best to be the best Santa I can be.

Another incredibly fun thing about being a Hollywood Santa is the travel for “location shoots”. A couple of years ago I went with an entire Hollywood production team to a reindeer ranch in Alaska! We had an amazing sleigh full of presents… it was an amazing shoot… and that is a definite perk of being a Hollywood Santa.

One last thing, while in Hollywood I also audition for “non-Santa” roles. Last year I was “The Snap Cash man” for Snap Chat. I also appeared on a court re-enactment show, a game show, local news show, I was in a stand-up comedy bit and a live theater performance. This Santa is fully immersing into the Hollywood entertainment business.

Keeping the Spirit of Christmas Alive ALL Year Long

Since I first became a Santa Claus portrayal artist nearly 11 years ago I've continually, and at first very consciously, allowed the Christmas Spirit that I've always had in me to be expressed more frequently in my day to day life and my actions. Here's some ways we can keep the Spirit of Christmas alive all year long

The Christmas Spirit is thoughtfulness. Yes, it’s opening the door for a person with their hands full, it’s lending a helping hand where we can, it's finding something to sincerely appreciate about everyone in our lives… yes, EVERYONE.

The Christmas Spirit is generosity. Being generous is not about money, or at least not only about money. We can be more generous with our time, our attention, our praise, our love.

IMG_1756 (1)The Christmas Spirit is joyfulness. Smiling more and bigger and for lesser reasons… that’s expressing joy. Enthusiasm is joy. I now wave, smile and say hi to nearly everyone I come in contact with.

The Christmas Spirit is connection. Connection with nature by bringing the tree indoors. Connection with each other through gatherings and conversations. Connection with Divinity that comes from prayer, meditation and thoughtful pondering.

As you might expect the more I have embraced the Christmas Spirit the more I have been embraced by it. This year I have already been in 2 commercial shoots and one photo studio shoot as Santa Claus. Prior to this year the earliest I had done any of these things was October.

I’ve also had nearly 500 Santa’s attend the classes I now provide to help Santa’s become extraordinary in all aspects of their “Santaness”.

I couldn’t be more excited about, or more thankful for, all of the amazing things that have occurred in my life since I decided to keep the Spirit of Christmas alive in my life all year long. What do you think, are you ready to let a express more of your Christmas Spirit all year long?

And remember, you don’t have to be Santa Claus to feel and express the Christmas Spirit all year long. 🙂

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