Santa Chris has been the official Santa of Wheeling’s Fantasy in Lights Parade for the past nine years. He does an outstanding job; authentic, professional, great personality and around here Santa Chris IS the REAL Santa.  We’ve been contacted by local businesses and non-profit groups to see if the REAL Santa can come to their event. He is great with kids and is very easy to work with.  I have been the parade director in Wheeling for the past 34 years and I can’t imagine the Fantasy in Lights Parade without Santa Chris.             

Bill Bryson / Wheeling Fantasy in Lights Parade Director

Pittsburgh Santa made a visit to see my 6-year-old son during his long stay in his inpatient rehabilitation room. From the moment I met him in the lobby he was dressed in a beautiful Santa suit and very motivated. He looked and sounded like Santa. His suit is the most professional suit that I have ever seen in person. He walked into a unit with some very sick kids and within a few steps he had already captured the entire room. He was so sweet and caring yet very professional. He completely made my sons day. My son had been very worried if Santa would even know where he was since he wasn’t staying at home. Pittsburgh Santa made sure that those thoughts went away and he had a great visit with Santa. He also brought each kid some pretty cool gifts and everyone was so thankful. He spent as much time as he could with other kids that had to come over to say hi to Santa as well. Our experience with Pittsburgh Santa was amazing and I can’t thank them enough for taking a bad situation and turning it into a positive for a couple hours.

The Ackerman Family

Thank you for being Santa for the 3/297 th OC Battalion. My Commander was very grateful as well as myself and everyone that attended. There are a lot of Soldiers that can’t be with their friends and loved ones during the holiday time and your presence made it that much more special for us. I know you gave up your time during the holidays to drive several hours to participate in our annual Army Reserve Christmas Party in Columbus without any compensation whatsoever. Our families and children truly loved Santa. You are the most authentic Santa I have ever seen! Handing out gifts and bringing the candy canes was a very thoughtful gesture. Your friendship means the world to me. I owe you a debt of gratitude for the selfless sacrifice you made during our Christmas celebration. Allow me to salute you for your amazing contribution in the supporting of our military.

Master Sergeant Bland

Our visit from Pittsburgh Santa truly was the most magical and heartwarming experience.  Months later, my children still talk often about our special visit from the real Santa.  Pittsburgh Santa is the best at what he does and continues to brighten the lives of so many children in the Pittsburgh area.  We are so fortunate to have him in our region.   

The Seabright Family

Santa Chris is second to none. He is the most believable Kris Kringle I have ever seen.  Upon arrival my children could hear the bells jingling from the driveway, then they were in complete awe once he came to the door. Santa Chris made their night, he read stories, conversed with them about life and ask about their christmas lists. He even insisted they be good, as to not end up on the naughty list.

I would recommend Santa Chris to anyone looking for an authentic Santa Experience! BTW it sure beats waiting in those terribly long lines at the mall!

The Martin Family
Santa Chris visited our Christmas party at The Little Gym of Pittsburgh-South Hills. He was by far the most believable Santa I have ever met. He is so passionate about playing this role that the children were simply in awe. His detailed Santa suit, boots, sleigh bells and even his Santa key added that extra magic to his visit. Not only was his appearance authentic, his patience and kindness was outstanding! Planning his visit was flawless. Santa Chris discussed every detail of his visit in advance and had some amazing ideas. With his knowledge of popular kids interests, toys, games and apps, the children were convinced he was the real Santa! I think he may have even made believers out of the adults too! I highly recommend Santa Chris to anyone!
Erin Pierrard - The Little Gym of Pittsburgh-South Hills

Santa Chris made the Harmon family’s Christmas extra special in 2018! Our son, Porter, was battling leukemia and was lucky enough to be home from the hospital just days before Christmas. The hard part was that he couldn’t be in public places with his compromised immune system. Santa Chris showed up at our door with the best “Ho, Ho, Ho” I have ever heard. The bells on his suit were jingling when he walked in. I couldn’t believe Santa was at our house and neither could our two boys! He was so patient with our seven year olds questions. He even showed him his magic key! Every detail on Santa Chris makes you believe! He is the best Santa around and we were lucky enough to enjoy him with our family in 2018!

The Harmon Family