Classic Santa Claus - Santa John

Santa John

Santa ID: 76
About Santa

Jingle Jingle Jingle I am a Santa John Kringle A 5 Star Santa with over Fifty 5 Star Reviews and Over 100 Verified Bookings

I am the Head Elf here at Classic Claus a second-generation Santa that began my journey as an elf jingling reindeer bells and hammering on wooden toys while my mother portrayed Santa over the phone! In addition, my father portrayed Santa at an orphanage in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The year I was able to help Santa (aka Dad) hand out gifts at the orphanage, my heart overflowed with joy as I saw the excitement and happiness on the children’s faces. My parents most definitely created “Santa Magic” as I believed in the jolly old elf well past most of my friends! My mission is to bring that same “Santa Magic” to both young and old.

I have been Santa Claus since 2003, starting out with a store-bought suit and a costume beard. As the years progressed, I improved my performance skills by attending a variety of Santa Schools.  Yes, there is a Santa School!  I continue to add to my Santa wardrobe and offer Traditional Suits, Woodland, Coca-Cola, Victorian, Race City Santa and Father Christmas. I recently commissioned a high school student to design a one of a kind suit as part of the his senior project.

My commitment to my clients is to create a memory that will be cherished for years to come by sharing tales from the North Pole, creating special Christmas magic, using unique props from the North Pole and offering a special picture gift of one of my reindeer!

As the owner of a regional Santa company Classic Claus LLC, we employed 25 holiday performers for the 2019 season. Serving the western piedmont and surrounding areas of North Carolina, our company has a large assortment of antique sleighs, Santa thrones, holiday props and equipment to make each visit magical!

A true entrepreneur at heart, I remain engaged in the Santa community by selling affordable Santa and Christmas related products. These include Santa and Mrs. Claus attire, quality Amish leather goods, children’s books, giveaway items, and vintage Christmas products through Shop Classic Claus. I have extensive library for all things Christmas and follow the advice of mentor Santa’s through readings, networking and attending Santa schools.


Official Santa Customers Include

Official Santa at Carolina West Wireless

Official Santa at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Official Santa at Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Official Santa at Carowinds


Coca Cola

Duke Power

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Westin Charlotte

City of Kannapolis

Multiple Photography Studios

Davidson College

Churches, Schools, Scouts

Community Organizations and Nursing Homes

Country Clubs


Santa for several Non-Profits

Oak Mills Lights Display

Grin Kids

Media Appearances Include

Statesville Record Landmark

Midland Daily News

Wilson’s World WCCB Charlotte

WBTV Charlotte

WSOC TV Charlotte

Educational Accomplishments

Northern Lights Santa Academy 4 Time Attendee

International University of Santa Claus Associate Video Course

International University of Santa Claus Bachelors Program

Professional Santa Claus School 2 Day Course

Charles W. Howard School


International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santa’s

National Beard Registry #7806

Nationwide Santa’s


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 19 reviews
 by Clemmons Rotary

Santa and Mrs. Claus we’re an awesome part of this year’s Totally Outstanding Awesome Stroll through Tanglewood!!! We appreciate them being part of such a great events.

 by Anna Beth Trussell

We had the chance to spend quite a bit of time with Santa on a number of evenings. He was always warm and welcoming to our guests!

 by Andrew whitaker

We had an amazing time with the kids. What a wonderful experience for the family. We loved the private booking and the kids really enjoyed the spirit of Christmas.

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