Who is Dutch Schrap? Dutch is the charismatic, 34 year old Professional Santa Claus personality from the Philadelphia area who glows with the holiday spirit and exudes an exciting energy. He is much more than Santa. Schrap is also a very proud Father, an aspiring photographer, IT professional, and outdoorsman. His simplistic goals include being the best Father, Santa, and person he can be, to live a happy and healthy life, and to make others happy. 2009 is his 19th Season portraying America's Favorite Santa Claus!
Schrap has built a reputation for creating the most true persona of Santa Claus that never compromises a child's belief. He is 110% passionate about his profession. He has been featured in dozens of publications, television and radio broadcasts, and can be found all over the web. Dutch Schrap appears frequently on the Philadelphia scene and can also be found online at his website. Over his 19 year career as the Big Man in Red, he has performed for companies such as The Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Sixers, The Bellevue in Philadelphia, The History Channel, Comcast, Sprint, Merck, WMMR Radio, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and more to incorporate his realistic Santa knowledge into their corporate holiday parties and charity efforts. In addition, each year, Schrap is the Offical Santa in the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade and for Pennsylvania's Governor Edward G. Rendell's Annual Holiday Open House at the Governor's Mansion.
Santa's suit includes a finely made custom wool suit, real leather boots, and a real patent leather belt. His suits are of the finest made on the planet and designed after the Traditional Santa by one of the world's best Santa tailors. After seeing him in pictures and in person, adults and children will Believe he is direct from the North Pole.
Dutch is the Assistant Manager of two worldwide Santa organizations - "The Mystical Order of Traditional Santa's" and "Santa's Across the Globe". These organizations promote Santa education, the latest tips and tricks, Santa related resouces, and most importantly - a great network of other Professional Santa's. He is also actively involved as a Moderator in the Internet's largest Santa Claus community called ClausNET, who's membership has toppled 7oo members this year!