This was our first year hosting a Christmas party as we were looking to start an annual tradition for our children, family and friends. Our experience with Santa Paul has us already looking forward to next year's event. Santa Paul had well thought answers to the children's questions (how did you get here?, etc). His dialogue with the children was magical, and every adult commented to us about this. Beyond the very happy kids, I'd also hi-light his suggestions and calm demeanor with the children that weren't as happy to see Santa. He encouraged the entire family to get in the pictures, and most of the time this eased the fears. A truly wonderful experience. 5 stars.