Toledo Santa - Background Information
"Santa Tom really did a stupendous job. I was amazed at what a complete package he is!!
Now, when I imagine Santa Claus, I see him! Santa Tom was also so thoughtful in the way he treated
everyone and always in character. We grownups were impressed with his singing performance, too."
--Susan N., Holland, Ohio
"Santa Tom did a wonderful job and the children were just amazed. The adults also commented on how genuine and wonderful he was. A few of the children are just at that age where they either do not believe or were starting to wonder if Santa was real. I found out later that many of those children are now still true believers! They could not figure out how Santa knew just what they liked or wanted."
--BethAnne H., Metamora, Ohio
"I would highly recommend Santa Tom for your family event. He is very good with children and handles himself in a very professional manner. I can assure you, you will be very pleased."
--Bill L., Toledo, Ohio
"I've had the pleasure to see Santa Tom in action at several large holiday gatherings. He not only looks like the real Kris Kringle, but acts like it as well. I can't imagine a better Santa. He's great with both the kids and the adults."
--David W., Petersburg, Michigan
Santa Tom's Background
Santa Tom first donned his red suit for friends and co-workers while he was still in high
school. In 1988, he got his professional start at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, NY. After a
brief stay in Pittsburgh, he moved to Toledo in 1993. Since then, he has appeared at Downtown
Wonderland, Lights Before Christmas at The Toledo Zoo, and Heralding the Holidays at The Toledo
Botanical Garden. In 2006, Santa Tom presented a workshop on Santa's Wardrobe at the first
ever Real Bearded Santa Convention.
Santa Tom takes time throughout the year to study ways to improve his ability to provide an authentic visit for you and your family or business. He also attends various workshops and conventions. In September 2010, he attended a full day Autism Awareness seminar, in order to be able to provide better service to families with children on the Autism spectrum.
Santa Tom's memberships and associations include:
- Buckeye Santas - Founding Member
- Red Suit Society
- Clan Claus Society - Charter Member
- International Order of Santas
- Santas Across the Globe
- Midwest Santas - Regional Administrator
- Fraternity of International Real Bearded Santas
- National Beard Registry #1765
- Greater Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Santa Tom is also an experienced actor and singer. He has appeared on stage in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green, Ann Arbor, Monroe, and (of course) Toledo.
References, background check and insurance information are available upon request.