This was a horrible experience. Never would recommend him and below is why 1. I asked him to show up, greet the children, read a book and the hand out gifts to children. Nothing crazy. NONE OF THIS HAPPENED. - he showed up out of costume in front of my house where all kids could see him getting dressed - I had kids asking me (is Santa real?) - he was absolutely rude to the children, told them he was in costume, was horrible to my son and I'm the one paying him, and wasn't going to read the story to the kids. I kept having to tell him to read it, allow kids to take pictures etc. I would never hire him again. In fact he was not worth the $175 at all.