He is professional, kind, and gentle as Santa. Combine that with a great storytelling style and detailed knowledge of all things Santa and you can't go wrong! During the holidays seeing Santa can be intimidating to young kids. John knows just how to keep them at ease and engage them in the wonder of the season.
Front Range Community College and Professional Vocalist
He is very professional, excellent with children (and parents), has many wonderful ideas and really knows what he is doing. We get many compliments from our customers when we have him in our store.
Owner & Vice President
It may have started as a small neighborhood gathering, but 15 years later Chilson, 72, has become Longmont's premier Santa Claus.
December 7, 2013
He was wonderful with the children and even had the undivided attention of all of the adults.Santa did a wonderful job of planning his visit and arrived at the exact time that we had agreed upon.
He truly pays attention to each and every detail. The names of our grandchildren were printed in his "Nice" book and brought the biggest smile from our 5 year old grandchild. His wonderful stories are still talked about today!
The most memorable thing from his visit was when the 6 year old told us "That was the REAL Santa because his beard was stuck in his skin like our eyebrows!"
We plan on making the Santa visit an annual event for our grandchildren and would highly recommend John Chilson!
Thanks for making Christmas memories for our family. Such a unique and hands on experience for our daughter to always remember. May you have a Merry Christmas and continue to share the meaning and joy that you bring!
The D.... Family
We love you so much!
We know there are lots of Santa helpers, but we've always thought the Longmont Santa is the REAL Santa.
I wanted to let you know how loved and appreciated you have been in our family life.
Santa, thanks so much for bringing us the joy of Christmas each year!
The L... Family