Santa Gary

Based in Issaquah WA

Santa Gary serves the Greater Puget Sound area. He first joined Rudolf at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s Reindeer Festival and has since delighted children and adults alike, working with professional photographers, attending private home events, business events, Golf & Country Club Annual Christmas parties, Breakfast/Brunch with Santa events, has been seen in Whole Foods in Bellevue, Jimmy Mac’s in Renton, restaurants, casinos, attends fundraisers for mission trips, has annual pictures with Santa at local food banks, community and fire departments, he visits rehabilitation facilities, children day care facilities, special needs adult and child daycares, and senior centers.

Santa Gary attends events with our soldiers and their families at Joint Base Lewis McCord, including an event for families to have pictures with Santa to send with their gifts to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will read the Christmas story or other appropriate children's Christmas books at events. 

Santa Gary works with Vision House, a “Pictures with Santa” Fundraiser at their Thrift Store in Bothell, and kids’ Christmas party at their Renton facility, has volunteered with the Forgotten Children program for the past 5 years, has also been spotted at the Snoqualmie Railroad, and appears anywhere his sleigh can find a spot to land. Perhaps on your rooftop!

Santa Gary will make special visits at any time of the year. He is a member of NorPac Santas, [1]  I.B.R.B.S (International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas), ClausNet, has attended Santa School in Atlanta and Seattle, and has taken the Santa Claus Oath.[2] Santa Gary is insured and has current background checks.

Fundraisers – Business Events – Day Cares – Retirement Facilities – Hospital & Charity Events – 
Family Portraits – Company Parties – Private Homes – Community Events

[1] This a society of individuals who portray Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elf, Reindeer, Santa’s helper with the object of spreading love, joy and the spirit of Christmas year-round. Individuals in NORPAC subscribe to the following:

“In the eyes of children, 
We see the joy of Christmas;
In the hearts of children,
We see the meaning of Christmas.”

[2]Santa Oath “I will seek knowledge to be well versed in the mysteries of bringing Christmas cheer and good will to all the people that I encounter in my journeys and travels.

I shall be dedicated to hearing the secret dreams of both children and adults.

I understand that the true and only gift I can give, as Santa, is myself.

I acknowledge that some of the requests I will hear will be difficult and sad. I know in these difficulties there lays an opportunity to bring a spirit of warmth, understanding and compassion.

I know the "real reason for the season" and know that I am blessed to be able to be a part of it.

I realize that I belong to a brotherhood and will be supportive, honest and show fellowship to my peers.

I promise to use "my" powers to create happiness, spread love and make fantasies come to life in the true and sincere tradition of the Santa Claus Legend.

I pledge myself to these principles as a descendant of St. Nicholas the gift giver of Myra.” - Phillip L. Wenz



Magical Christmas

Santa Gary added a magical element to our Christmas Eve Dinner and could not have been a better addition to our festivities. The kids were over the moon with the REAL Santa Claus coming to visit them.

Heather C.