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Ed Downey

Santa Claus from Silver Spring, MD - Will travel up to 50 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$200 - $300 per hour
Santa's parties become unforgettable events. He leaves your guests filled with laughter and happiness. You will experiance and be filled with the magic of Christmas.

"The Real Santa" Real Beard, Bushy Eyebrows. 34 years as Santa; Entertains with: Story Renditions, Believable Yarns, Jokes, Magical Effects. Group Interaction. He uses old fashioned sleigh bells & props In his presentations. His costume has real fox fur. Your guests will be totally entertained, will be suitably impressed. The children's fantasies will be wonderfully fulfilled.

Of course SANTA ED will do all the typical duties of Santas at department stores....SANTA ED ALSO INCLUDES ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES. HE INCLUDES AUDIENCE INVOLVEMENT AND GROUP INTERACTION. HE HAS MANY SKITS IN WHICH HE INVOLVES THE AUDIENCE. HE RECITES & ACTS OUT POPULAR STORIES AND WEAVES YARNS ABOUT SANTA'S ACTIVITIES AND CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS. HE INCLUDES MAGICAL EFFECTS.
Santa may dance with ladies (he can make even non dancers look good). Santa Ed is skilled in posing people to achieve memorable photos

Santa Ed speaks from the Heart— Santa 35 Years. Leading Activities as a Group Worker(MSW) 59 years. Excellent with children of all ages. Skills: Group Involvement—Team Building—A Master Storyteller—Renditions—Magical Effects—Posing Great Photos—Jokes—Pranks

The parties are unforgettable events. Versatile convincing entertainer —Performs entertaining routines—Activities the guests participate in—changes the tone of the event several times during the Party: Loving—Funny—Spiritual—Educational—Philosophical—Playful—Spicy—Nostalgic—Thankful.

He can provide many other entertainers and party support personnel.

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Mr. Downey,

A heartfelt Thank You is simply not enough to express how special you made our community Christmas holiday gathering. Your gentle nature and genuine thoughtfulness made the experience with you an absolutely perfect one. There is a huge difference between just anyone you hire to come to your house or place of business for a party and the person we hired to come to our home for a very special Christmas Eve gathering. You are that difference Mr. Downey You made me believe in the magic of Christmas all over again, and I can say that all of my family felt the same way.

It has been a couple weeks since your visit and my son Peter and nephew Justin still haven't stopped talking about the experience you gave them You came on a cold and windy night and left all our hearts warm with laughter and joy.

You truly are a great person and I only wish that more great families will get to enjoy the warmth and Christmas spirit you bring with you every where you go.


Sincerely, Peter Behrens, Grasonville MD

Dear Ed,

My whole family has such fond memories of our time with you. My wife and I never thought Santa would be visiting our house for 18 years after we won the bidding for you at the Langley School auction.

I remember your first visit like it was yesterday. It was our Christmas Eve children's party for friends and neighbors. When Santa walked through the door with bells ringing and his big velvet bag loaded with gifts, the image of the wide-eyed looks on those children's faces is still etched in my mind. How could we not do it again? After a few years it had become a tradition.

Our kids grew up believing in Santa, looking forward to your arrival Christmas Eve. Once, driving my then 12-year-old daughter Molly to a soccer game, I heard her arguing in the back seat. She almost shouted, "Oh yes there is a Santa. I've seen him. He comes to my house every Christmas Eve." By next year she realized you were an actor and became your devoted helper for several years. She had learned the words to "The Night Before Christmas" and joined you reciting it during your visits. She was great at reassuring reluctant toddlers so that they would sit on your lap.

I kept trying to figure out how you did it. How did you keep the children as believers for so long? There were so many elements of your style, mannerisms, and patter that contributed:

You treated the adults like children. Many took you up on your offer to sit on your knee and visit. You must have a strong knee.

You found out little tidbits of information about each guest and dropped them into your conversations with them.

You spoke vividly and had a trove of magical effects you used while talking.

Your great costume with the wild looking Fox fur and the realistic props certainly added to the illusion.

But best of all was your beard. It was so obviously real.

After 18 years, our children are having their own Christmas activities and there were few neighborhood children. We are sad that the tradition is coming to an end.

We miss you a lot and wish you all the best. Have a very Merry Christmas

Sincerely, James E Just, 8524 Connirae Lane Vienna VA
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Recommend

Santa Ed created a magical atmosphere for my daughter's 5th birthday party. The children were mesmerized and engaged the entire time.

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Christmas Party

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Recommend

Young and old enjoyed Santa's visit and everybody had lots of fun. Though it was extremely expensive, I will not complain, it was a last minute idea and I guess one has to pay the price. Overall it was a great success.

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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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