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About Singing Santa Claus

The Singing Santa Claus is a professional entertainer, experienced actor, and an accomplished Baritone. He is a graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, the St. Nicholas Institute and an original Member of the ClausNet Santa Claus Community. The Singing Santa Claus has appeared at numerous tree lightnings, corporate events, and on several local and national television programs.

Celebrating his 13th year at Founders Inn and Spa, Singing Santa Claus has performed for countless thousands. Highlights of the event include breakfast and brunch with Santa Claus, Founders Inn Grand Illumination, and the Wonderful Evening with Santa concert.

This year 2015, marks the 30th year of service for Singing Santa Claus! Some of the highlights from the past twenty-eight years include…

  • Santa Claus Chapel Hill Mall, Akron Ohio 1985-1986
  • Marine Corp Exchange, Norfolk, Virginia, Santa Claus 1987-1990
  • Countless home, senior citizen homes, hospital, and school visits 1985-2013
  • WAVY TV 10 promotional interview for the Grand Illumination at Farmers Market, Virginia Beach, Virginia, December 1997
  • First Annual Grand Illumination at the Farmers Market sponsored by Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant to benefit the Children’s Performance Workshop against child abuse 1997-1998
  • Santa Claus Vacations in Virginia Beach, July 1998 featuring Santa Claus in a bathing suit singing and performing for many vacationers at the beach front, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Singing Santa Claus Salutes America

  • Christmas Extravaganza 1998 Manteo, North Carolina
  • Grand Illumination for Founder’s Inn and Conference Center 2002-2010
  • ‘Breakfast With Santa’ Founders Inn and Conference Center 2002-2013
  • “An Evening with Santa” at Founders Inn. A full concert extravaganza with several music selections sung by Singing Santa, along with readings, audience participation, and special appearance by Frosty the Snowman, 2004-2013
  • Breakfast with Santa Pembroke Meadows, Holland, Glenwood, Butts Road Primary, Cook, and Birdneck Elementary Schools 1992-2010
  • Annual Christmas Dinner, YMCA Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, Virginia 2005-2013
  • Virginia Beach Holiday Parade November 2003, 2004 and 2006 with 15,000 visitors in attendance

He is so convincing in his role that even his own children do not recognize him.

  • Graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School Midland, Michigan October 15, 2005
  • Luncheon/Fundraiser for Children’s hospital of the King’s Daughters with six hundred attendance December 2006
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony for the City of Norfolk 2005-2006
  • Applied and received Trademark for the name “Singing Santa Claus” in the State of Virginia 2008
  • Audition for producers of America’s Got Talent in Charlotte, NC – February 2008
  • Auditioned for celebrity judges Sharon Osborn, David Hasselhoff, and Piers Morgan at America’s Got Talent auditions in Atlanta, Georgia – April 2008
  • Appeared on National Television for America’s Got Talent – June 17th, 2008
  • Performed at the Winter Wonderland: The Colman Collection, Courthouse Galleries in Portsmouth, Virginia 2005-2010
  • Santa for the Christmas parade in Portsmouth, Virginia 2007-2010
  • Member of, a worldwide online community for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, and Helpers

Celebrating his 11th year at Founders Inn and Spa

The first twenty-seven years are just a beginning for Singing Santa Claus!

His constant ambition to be the Best Santa Claus ever is a constant work in progress. His dream is to one day be the Santa Claus for the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. A dream he knows will one day come true with hard work, a love of Christmas, and a hearts desire to share that love with children both young and young at heart.

Contact Singing Santa Claus!

To find out if Santa Claus is available for a visit with you, contact Santa’s Helper Tom Long today!

Tom Long
Executive Assistant to Santa Claus