Santa Claus Tom Kliner from Kelowna, BC Canada. Real Bearded Santa.
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Thank you for a great 2018!

Here comes Christmas 2019. Hope you're ready. Mrs. Claus and I are!*

You will believe... again!

Please enjoy this short Bio


During the off season Santa loves to jump behind the camera. To view what Santa sees please go to:

Photo and video samples on YouTube


If you're already on Facebook you can find me by looking up "SleighRider or Santa Tom Kliner" where you can see more photos.

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Christmas Stories with Santa on DVD. 6 great classic stories read fireside by Santa Tom himself.


Run time of 30 minutes.
High quality studio production you'll enjoy again and again.
Check for Santa at a location near you and you might even get to sit in on live Story Time session!
The hottest video of it's type on YouTube!
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Authentic, real-bearded, experienced and professional.

Available for corporate, private, promotions, events and more...


"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" with PRTY H3RO Music Video Dec 2013

"Anything But Christmas" Movie of the Week Nov/Dec 2012  IMDB

Exposure Photo Shoot with Darren Hull - Behind the scenes of the North Pole-dwelling legend

Canadian Business Magazine

Celebrate Santa Convention - Gatlinburg Parade - Workshop Presenter


Santa Claus Oath

Mechanical Business Magazine Cover

The Family Yak Channel Pod Cast "Conversations with Mrs. Claus"

CHBC TV - Kelowna Daily Courier - Okanagan Life Magazine

Kelowna Capital News - Shaw Cable 11 Kelowna

USA Today - St Louis Dispatch - Chicago Tribune

Penticton Western News - Wall Street Journal - CBC Radio

eVent Publications - Snap Okanagan

ABC - NBC - Disney Channel - CBC News World

Time Magazine - MTV Live

Sun FM - Silk FM - B103 FM - CFAX

Boston Herald

Kelowna Blood Donor Clinic

Discover Santa Convention - Branson Parade - Workshop Santa

Celebrate Santa Convention - Gatlinburg Parade as Saint Patrick - Workshop Santa

Big Brothers - Big Sisters

BC Children's Hospital Festival of Trees Kelowna

Ronald McDonald House Breakfast with Santa Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna Association - Kelowna Food Bank

YMCA - Kelowna Boys & Girls Club - Kelowna Drop-In Centre

Downtown Vernon Association - Vernon Public Art Gallery

Tree of Hope Light Up Kelowna

Lights of Hope St. Paul's Hospital Vancouver

Downtown Kelowna Light Up

Kelowna A.I.M. Toy Run - Spotlight International




Private functions

Kelowna General Hospital

Willow Park Shopping Centre - Mission Park Shopping Centre

Orchard Park Shopping Centre (Previous)

Soleil Saunas

Variety - the Children's Charity

Okanagan Mission Rotary Club

Jovial, quick witted and fun loving

Real beard - Real boots

Real accessories - Variety of suits

Up to-date on many Christmas stories and traditions

Continuous study - Loves his work

Mrs. Claus may also be available

Why a professional Santa?

Would you really want anything less?

Check out some sample video

Memberships and associations:

Owner/Moderator the Fraternity of International Real Bearded Santa's - FIRBSantas

Owner/Moderator Santa’s Across the Globe - SATG

Asst Mgr Santa Claus Hall of Fame

St. Nicholas Christmas Workshop

Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking - OSIF

Okanagan Film Festival Society - OFFS

Ben Lee Park Society

BC Federation of Foster Parents Association - BCFFPA

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

National Beard Registry #767

You've come to the right place. Realistic and believable, Santa Tom loves the job.

Meet one of the most authentic, real bearded Santa's available along with a few friends who'd love to help create a fun and positive impact with your child, adult (big kid) or company Christmas.

Sleighrider Media

Photo shoots, advertising, television, video, radio, magazines, catalogues, Christmas parties, mall and mall type applications and more....
I/We have had the pleasure of working for some the Okanagan's most prized companies - CHBC TV - International Spotlight - Sun Rype - Calona Wines - Northside Ind - Kelowna Lincoln Mercury - Orchard Ford - Doak Shirreff - 8 Mile Ranch - Sunrise Rotary - Downtown Vernon Association - Vernon Public Art Gallery - Quails Gait Winery - Predator Ridge - Baby & Me.

Santa Tom has also been honored by appearances in Vancouver, BC for private family visits specially flown in on Christmas Eve.

Sleighrider Media
Christmas Stories with Santa 30min DVD
Signed pictures
Cards and more
Contact Santa Tom:

or 250-470-8575
Kelowna, BC.
Santas across the Globe
Facebook Santa group for Santas, Mrs., Elves, helpers and others involved in the Christmas realm
hosted by Santa Tom

Fraternity of International Real Bearded Santas
Where the Real Santas meet!
Specifically for the real bearded Santa
Come discuss what makes the difference, how to care for your real beard, what it's like to be Santa 24/7, 365 days a year.


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This page last updated December 30, 2018

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Do you have pictures of your event that Santa attended? This web site is about to go through a major updating and I'd like to be able to include some photo's of your event that I/we attended. To do this I will need photo's that include myself along with permission to post of any other persons included in the shot. At the same time your event or company name will be included. Now please keep in mind that this site averages over 10,000 hits per month which means you'd get some free advertising out of having your name placed here. At the same time, if you don't want that many people seeing your name your name does not have to be published but I will need it for when permission is needed. Please also note that there are circumstances that do not require permission first to post names and/or photos however your photo could easily be cropped, altered or removed by request. I certainly would not wish to upset anyone. Please email Santa Tom at

Santa Claus Tom Kliner from Kelowna, BC Canada