The Buckeye Santa's were organized in 2007 under the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Ohio for the purposes of fellowship, and for supporting, mentoring and promoting the professional development of our members, as well as, social networking for Santas, and those Christmas Performers within the organization who appear and perform in the Spirit of Christmas. The Buckeye Santa's strive to offer Santa's services to deserving organizations.

Buckeye Santa's Mission Statement

  1. To Learn various functions to become better Santas

  2. To Promote different ideas to improve our craft,

  3. To Share potential bookings that we may hear about,

  4. To Gather for Fellowship


We meet from 11am - 1pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month (excluding November and December) at:

Reformation Lutheran Church

1355 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43227


Church info link


Here is the Latest News from our Buckeye Santa President, Bryan Miller:


Our next Buckeye Santa's meeting will take place on February 11th at the church in Columbus and virtually via Zoom for those who canot attend in person. I've put together a rough outline for our 2023 meetings. Nothing written in stone, so if you have any suggestions please let me know and I can make changes to the topics and/or the meeting agenda.


2023 Topics:

FEB 11: "Sign Language for Santa's"

We'll invite a special guest to join us and teach some signing basics to build from what we learned last year.


MAR 11: "Swap Meet"

Bring items you'd like to sell/trade. I'll also reach out to see if we can get any vendors to come.


APR 08: "Sensitive Santa"

April is Autism awareness month. Have a guest from an Autism group give us tips for interacting with autistic people.


MAY 13: "Castle Noel"

We'll adjust this as needed if the date is different this year.


JUN 10: "Business of Santa, Mrs Claus, Helpers, and other holiday performers"

Members share tips/info on running their businesses, and finding opportunities for appearances.


JUL 08: "Christmas in July"

Wear your Summer Christmas attire and bring a "White Reindeer" gift to exchange.


AUG 12: "Your best appearance"

Beard/Hair Care, Maintaining your Suit, Finding the Best Accessories, etc...


SEP 09: "Staying Healthy"

Taking care of our mental and physical health.


OCT 14: Pictures


2023 Meeting Agenda: (Every meeting will follow the basic outline below - not a rigid agenda, we can adjust according to needs.)

Start Zoom Recording

Christmas Sign Language Basics

Announcements:

  • Upcoming schools/training/conferences

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • Prayer Requests

  • Opening Prayer

Topic of the Month

Pause Zoom Recording

Lunch

Resume Zoom Recording

Business Meeting:

  • Membership Update

  • Treasurer's Report

  • Old Business

  • New Business

  • Dismiss

Stop Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting* (when scheduled)


Remember to periodically check this section of our website as well as the Photo Gallery to see new (and old) pictures taken during meetings etc...