Santa Ed

Santa Claus for Hire Los Angeles – Real Bearded Hollywood Santa Claus Makes Personal Appearances + TV, Movies & Much More!

Are you interested in hiring a curiously authentic Real Bearded Hollywood Santa Claus?

Hollywood’s “go-to” Santa Claus is Santa Ed Taylor, also known as That Santa Guy.

Santa Ed is a Santa Claus for Hire in the Los Angeles area. In addition to appearances on TV shows, commercials & movies Santa Ed makes virtual Santa appearances (nearly 600 in 2020) and nearly 100 personal Santa Claus appearances every year.

Many families, companies & organizations in the Los Angeles area hire Santa Ed for their Christmas parties.

  • Company Holiday Parties
  • Home Santa Visits (Including ‘Sneak a Peak’s’ on Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning)
  • Community Events
  • Tree Lightings / Parades
  • Santa Claus Photo Shoots
  • TV or Internet Videos
  • Commercials
  • Much more…

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Santa Ed has made personal appearances at/for:

  • Jimmy Kimmel cast & crew party (3 Years)
  • Ellen DeGeneres cast & crew party (2 Years)
  • Ryan Seacrest 
  • Levis – Levi’s Haus of Strauss 
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden cast & crew party 
  • Bold & Beautiful 
  • Beverly Hills Hotel (3 Years)
  • Montage Hotel Beverly Hills (2 Years)
  • Ritz Carlton (4 Years)
  • International Cinematographers Guild (7 Years)
  • Intercontinental Hotel (2 Years)
  • Nickelodeon Company party, (2 Years)
  • Lighthearted Entertainment (3 Years)
  • Silicon Valley Cast & Crew party, 
  • British American Business Council, (5 Years)
  • Swiss American Chamber party, (3 Years)
  • Motion Picture Editors Guild 
  • Paramount Studios Tree Lighting (3 Years)
  • Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (6 Years)
  • Los Angeles Rams 
  • Los Angeles Lakers (3 Years)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (2 Years)
  • Los Angeles Children’s Hospital (4 Years)
  • Dream Center
  • Justin Turner Foundation
  • Mattel Toys (7 Years)
  • Pinterest Company Party (3 Years)
  • Facebook Company Party (3 Years)
  • David Venghaus Children’s Hospital LA Fundraiser, (3 Years)
  • Dog Gone Christmas Movie Premiere, 
  • KOST Holiday On-Air Music Launch, 
  • KOST Radio Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 
  • KOST Radio Christmas in July
  • Radio dot com
  • LA Zoo Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus, (3 Years)
  • Jib Jab Company Party 
  • Riot Games Company Party (3 Years)
  • US Air Force (5 Years)
  • USC 
  • Citadel Tree Lighting
  • CHLA Tree Lighting
  • The Young Americans (3 Years)
  • The Ebell (6 Years)
  • In N Out Burger (2 Years)
  • L.A. County Women’s Jail 
  • 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica (7 Years)
  • YouTube Space (2 Years)
  • Wiltern Theater (3 Years)
  • Old Town Pasadena
  • BLVD Hotel (5 Years)
  • Many Country Clubs 
  • Many Foundation Events 
  • Many Celebrity Home Parties & Private Events 

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Are you in the Los Angeles area?

Are you interested in booking an authentic, real bearded, Santa Claus for this year?

If so please browse this website, check my rates, and email or call me with your date and time and we can see if I’m available.

I didn’t have any idea how important being Santa Claus would become when I first received the phone call in 2003 asking if I would volunteer for a local fundraiser. They needed a Santa and I had a short white beard. After some initial reluctance, I agreed to put on a Santa suit and be their Santa Claus.

I instantly fell in love with being Santa and from that day, all of those years ago, I’ve been striving to be the best, most authentic, Santa Claus ever. If I was going to wear the Santa suit and portray one of the greatest legends of all time…well, I wanted to be the very best Santa I could be.

In addition to personal Santa, appearances be sure to look for me on TV and on the Internet. I’ve appeared as Santa Claus in many national commercials and TV Programs. I’m also in a couple of Internet ads and even a music video.

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Rob Dyrdek host of MTV’s program Ridiculousness said: “Ed Taylor is the greatest Santa in the history of Santas. Bar none. Period.  End of story.”

Santa and Ridiculousness Team 10-13

“Ed Taylor is so authentic as St. Nick himself, I found myself confused and wondering ‘Is Santa actually for real and standing in front of me?’ He’s a master.”

Rob Dyrdek
Professional Skateboarder and
Host of MTV  – Ridiculousness

“Not only is Ed Taylor the most convincing Santa Claus I’ve ever seen, he’s also incredibly nice, super easy to work with, and a very funny improviser.”
Shane Nickerson
Executive Producer of
MTV  – Ridiculousness

Whether I’m portraying Santa Claus on a Hollywood set, walking through Costco, driving down the freeway, standing in front of a video camera or sitting with children on my knee I am Santa Claus… and everyone knows it.

I have been blessed with a heartwarming laugh that naturally transforms into the jolliest Ho Ho Ho you would ever want to hear, a twinkle in my eye and voice that projects my natural enthusiasm.

My hair and beard are naturally white, not dyed, so when even the staunchest skeptics see the slight variations of white and gray they know they are in the presence of the REAL Santa Claus.

Oh, and the belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly, yes, I have that too.


Are you looking for an amazing real bearded Santa Claus for a Christmas party, a home visit, a video or TV commercial? Let’s talk. I am a professional real-bearded Santa Claus for hire in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and most areas in Southern California.

Santa Ed is also a Santa Claus Portrait Model

For more information about Santa Ed’s availability
Call or Text:  (424) 343-9555
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Santa Ed is a real bearded Santa Claus for hire in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the surrounding areas