Our current base rate is $200 to $300 per hour. We do not raise prices on returning clients. The rate we would quote you today is a permanent price. Assuming there are no significant changes in your event or its location since the last one you hired us for, the price for your next event is exactly the same price as you paid 5 years ago.
Prices are determined by date, time of day, duration of the event, location in relation to the specific Santa and specific performance activity requested, etc. For example, a Breakfast with Santa one November weekday morning at a venue 30 minutes from Santa’s home base, will carry a lower rate than the same event on a December Saturday that is an hour away and requires tolls and expensive parking.
A 30-minute home visit on at 8:00PM on Christmas Eve will be the pricing equivalent of “market rate” for fresh lobster in an upscale restaurant. There’s only one such time slot that night.
Our hours are not discounted. The rate is the same per hour for 6 hours as it is for 2 hours. Being Santa is physically and mentally demanding. In all fairness, there should be a higher rate for 6 hours than for 2 hours, but that’s not the way the world works. Therefore, we charge a flat rate regardless of the length of the event.
If your event is multi-days, such as every Saturday morning at your store, we are happy to pass along the saving in administrative expenses.
FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – If you are not fully satisfied, just tell us why so we can apply that internally for training and management improvement. Sometimes we may explain our position on that issue. Most important of all, if you are still unsatisfied, we will refund 100% of Santa’s performance fee, without argument or delay.