Letters to Santa
My wife and I own the Drake Oak Brook Hotel. Last year we hired Bob and Carol as Santa and Mrs. Claus. The results speak for themselves. Last year we had 150 people show up. This year close to 700. All of this was through word of mouth. Bob and Carol were the best Santa and Mrs. Claus we have ever seen. The parents were thrilled. We can’t say enough in terms of how happy we are with their performance.
Jim and Tely Nagle
I have hosted 3 corporate / family holiday parties over the past 2 years and utilized the services of Robert W. Hildreth, aka “Santa” and Carol L. Hildreth, aka “Mrs. Claus”. After the 2015 party of 180 guests, there was no question that when I needed Santa for a party of 215 guests and 275 guests in 2016, that the pair would be my go-to for the North Pole.
The pair are warm, friendly and genuinely interested in bringing joy to children of all ages. They helped us distribute gifts to the employee’s children and spent time with each to make sure that they had the full Santa experience. This is not your average mall Santa. Robert has wonderful full real beard and an authentic wardrobe that brings him into character. All our photo opportunities came out delightful and were perfect for making holiday cards for distribution.
Many guests were delighted to see them again for the second year and amazingly, they remembered many of our guests as well and greeted them accordingly!
Santa & Mrs. Claus arrived ahead of time to get the layout of our event and when they were done with the photo opportunities in the Santa Living Room that we set up for them, they joined our party guests in the main dining room to engage with guests they did not meet earlier. Everyone had rave reviews and we look forward to future events with them.
Karen L. Porter
Director of Corp. Communications & Media Relations
Camping World – Good Sam
To whom it may concern,
I would like to recommend Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth as Santa and Mrs. Claus. I am a Life Enrichment Director for an Independent Senior Residence and have had the opportunity to personally experience Santa and Mrs. Claus. The joy they have brought to our seniors, families and community is unfounded. I continually have requests throughout the year to make sure I have the Hildreth’s back for Christmas. They are jolly, kindhearted and he sports a real “Santa” beard. Our Christmas at the Square event is an annual event, that the Hildreth’s have participated in for two years now and have they have found a special place in our hearts and our event would not be the same without them.
If you are looking for a Santa and Mrs. Claus, please look no further. You have found them.
To whom it may concern:
I would like to recommend Robert Hildreth as a candidate for Santa Claus for your organization. Robert has provided the Blue Island Park District with his services since 2011 and will continue as long as he is made available.
Robert has excelled in the position of Santa Claus and is a great asset to all our Christmas themed events. He is excellent at communicating with the children and even more so with adults. His background with children and administration has given him a keen ability to improvise in his role for any situation presented to him. His ability to transform into a truly convincing Santa Claus is beyond words.
Robert has always been professional, polite, and timely. His rapport with the public is superb and is always an asset to our Christmas programs. He will be an asset to your organization in and out of his role as Santa Clause, therefore I recommend him for any endeavor he chooses to pursue.
Blue Island Park District