Just Believe!

Real Bearded Santa Claus for hire.
Yakima, Central Washington and beyond.


About The Real Santa Mark


Here Comes Santa Claus!

Santa Mark's adventure began with donning the red suit for a Children and Family Services Foster Family Holiday celebration. Once he entered the room with the children and parents, he was immediately hooked. Not only did the children react in such a positive way, the parents, for a time, returned to their childhood and belived again  

FootPrints of Fight

Santa Mark is  the Official Santa for FootPrints of Fight, an organization that is “fueling families fighting pediatric cancer.” 

Santa Mark also works with Julia Duke Photo,  located in Bend, Oregon a Lifestyle Photographer. 

You can also  catch a glimpse of Santa at the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce annual office Christmas party and join him for Breakfast at Apple Tree Resort each Christmas season.

Santa Mark is available for private parties, and gatherings before and during the Christmas Season. Schedule and availability  are in high demand beginning in the months of October through December. In order to secure your event/appearance contact Santa early to reserve your event time and date.



— The Real Santa Mark is always the life of the party. Santa Mark is a member of IBRBS (International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, NORPAC Santas and has received both his Associate and Bachelor’s degrees of SantaClausOlogy from the International University of Santa Claus and has taken the Santa Claus Oath

In The News

Yakima Magazine Cover

Here Comes Santa  Claus - The Real Santa Mark Featured in Yakima Magazine Holiday addition

"Here Comes Santa Claus!" By Shannon Mahre

Selah Lighted Parade


 Ho, Ho, Ho — with The Real Santa Mark in Selah, Washington.

Be The Good


Footprints of Fight 7th Annual Toy Drive!


Santa home visit

Vrooman Family-Seattle-Home Visit 2018

"Santa Mark brought magic to our event with his real beard, twinkling eyes, warm smile and jolly ho-ho-ho. We cannot recommend him enough, kids of all ages took to him instantly. We had annual criers willingly sitting in his lap after a minute of interaction with this experienced Grandpa. We did the more traditional dress but he mentioned having other options while he was over if that’s something you’re interested in. Hire him today, what a gem!" Sarah  


Hilary Shure-Grand Ridge Plaza-Issaquah Highlands

"Santa Mark was thrust into a crowd of about 1500 people and he handled it with grace and style. He was wonderful with kids and adults and has the perfect impish twinkle!" 


Amy Gruntner— Zulily

"I booked Santa Mark for a photo-shoot and he was a wonderful presence on set. Completely in character, warm, genuine and a pleasure to work with. He went out of his way to say hello to everyone who walked by and was so natural on set. We will definitely be booking Santa Mark again!"  

Santa Cameo

Santa Mark with Yakima Police Department Lip-sync. "Don't Stop Believing"

Santa Education






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For you next Christmas event, Home visit, Commercial, Parade, Photo Shoot, or Christmas Eve visit.

Rates begin at :

$125 first 1/2 hour $75  each additional 1/2 hour after, 

Christmas Eve

$200 first 1/2 hour, $125 each additional 1/2 hour

Please call for availability and further information.

Event consultations are also available upon request. Work with Santa Mark to discuss individualized entertainment needs, receive tips for making your event shine, and discuss what common planning pitfalls to avoid. 

The Real Santa Mark

Central Washington

Contact information: Santa Mark's Sleigh phone- (509) 654-5848 Email directly through this page or at - Santa@therealsantamark.com