The premier Santa in the region can be your guest this year!

Jonny Kigin has been standing in for the big guy for over 15 years.
A real beard Santa with twinkling eyes and merry dimples, he sings,
Ho Ho Ho’s, winks, and his little round belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
With six children of his own, he has had lots of practice bringing
joy to this wonderful season. He can do that for you and yours.

He is amazing! As jolly as the real thing! -Jana K



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To get started, please select one of the options below (or scroll down) for pricing and other details:

VIRTUAL VISIT live video call

HOME VISIT 15 or less guests

LARGE GROUP VISIT 15 or more guests

EVENT parade, tree-lighting, etc

For any other inquiries, please contact PGH Santa directly
Click here for PGH Santa’s Covid-19 Policy and Practices

Our visit was absolutely perfect and magical! -Jamie B


The experience was more relaxed and personal than all our years traveling to the mall! -Jamie J
I would choose this personalized visit over an in person visit -Bridget E
I will definitely be carrying this tradition on next year! -Alicia O

Save up to 55% off regular virtual visits!
click for details and reservation

A Live Visit with Santa

The comfort and safety of home

Click here for more information and to book

Also available:
Virtual Visits for Individuals and Groups
Personalized, Recorded Message from Santa


I can not quite find the words to say how perfect his visit was. His entrance, his transitions, the belly laughs, the sincerity… all of it was just lovely. I cry easily these days but these tears tonight were joyful, grateful ones! We will treasure this evening forever! -Katie S

PGH Santa’s visit with my little girls was the most magical Christmas activity we have ever experienced. Truly. He completely customized our event based on what I was looking for and made it extra personal for my daughters. He is not just a Santa, but a skilled entertainer, who thinks on his feet and improvises. He exceeded our expectations in every way. -Maranda F

One of the most memorable Santa Experiences you will ever share…

For Parties, Family Nights, Birthdays, Special Events, and Social Functions up to 12 guests

Your home, your visit,
the way you want it:

Story Time
Opening the Sack
Fireside Chat
Sit on Santa’s Lap
Singing Time
Prayer Time

$250 per visit
Neighborhood Discounts Available!


PGH Santa created the most magical little night for our street. We watched our children smile & laugh & ask questions & I swear I saw the twinkle in their eyes that I had forgotten to look for this year. His kind demeanor, quick wit & belly laughs truly brought this Christmas season to life for us. Highly recommend. -E Baker

Are there more than 5 stars?? PGH Santa made a personal visit to our neighborhood and he was absolutely perfect! He was so engaging and what you would always envision Santa to be. He was a pleasure to work with and everything went off without a hitch. You could clearly tell he was quite experienced at bringing the magic! -Sarah E

We used this Santa at a family party. He was nothing short of magnificent. He told the kids a story, greeted them all by name, sang to them, told jokes, and distributed gifts from his sack to each kid (gifts were provided to him in advance). The kids had a blast and the adults were blown away by how magical and real he was. He had every single person laughing. He was very patient and didn’t leave until every child was greeted and everyone who wanted a photo had the opportunity to take one. I’d highly recommend this Santa for any holiday experience. You will not be disappointed and your children will always remember him. 10/10 stars no doubt!! -David K

The Jolly Ol’ Elf is the Perfect Party Guest for your special occasion!

For Large Parties, Special Events, Gatherings, and Social Functions more than 12 guests

When you just need
a little extra Merry!

Corporate Christmas Party
School Christmas Party
Church/Non-Profit Celebration
Neighborhood/Block Party
Family Reunion
Surprise Party
Retirement/Promotion Celebration
Private Function

$250 per hour


PGH Santa did a parade in our neighborhood. The kids absolutely loved it. You could hear every kid screaming with joy to see him! He was amazing to work with and even with the blizzard and road conditions he still came! Would recommend him to everyone! -Pine Township, PA

A lifetime of stage work puts PGH Santa comfortably under the lights

The Show Must Go On!

Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Light up Nights
Guest Speaker
Photo Shoots
Stage Shows

To discuss your event, please contact PGH Santa


The perfect way to wrap up your perfect
(or not so perfect)
holiday season

“This may be my favorite visit of all”

A quick, 5 minute visit with Santa following the Holiday.

A chance to tell him “Thank you”, and to talk about the experience of Christmas this year.

To read more, please visit my blogpost Thank You Visits



live video call from the beach ($20)

15 or less guests ($125)

15 or more guests

Traditional Dress, Summer Dress, or Swimwear Available!
Swim with Santa for an additional fee!
Booking dates between June 25th and July 31st (not all dates are available)

Click here for PGH Santa’s Covid-19 Policy and Practices

Click here to read more about Christmas in July! BOOK NOW

They err who think Santa Claus
comes down the chimney.
He really enters through the heart.

-MRS paul M ELL

“Jonny doesn’t just put on the suit and make sure his beard is pretty.
He truly becomes Santa Claus!”

“Best Santa I ever saw!”

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Photo Credit Montague Photography

PGH Santa Covid-19 Policy and Practices

COVID-19 Policy: PGH Santa will follow all government regulations and CDC guidelines.

PGH Santa takes the health and safety of the children and families with whom he interacts, along with the well-being of his own children and family, very seriously. As such, in 2020 he scaled back on physical visits and concentrated on virtual visits primarily. He is excited to get back to normal life. He is fully vaccinated and will visit indoors or outdoors without a mask. He will continue to practice safe hygiene and appropriate distancing. He leaves any other expectations and guidance to his hosts.

He hopes (as do we all) that this threat will soon abate and we can get back to the good ol’ lap-sitting that we are all used to!

About PGH Santa

Jonny Kigin is an actor and musician. As Santa he is loving, kind, and a little bit Ed Asner. He is currently booking all events for 2021.


Get In Touch


Services Offered

Family in-home visits
Small Parties
Stage Shows
Virtual Appearances


Venmo: @Jonny-Kigin

PayPal: pghsantaclaus@gmail.com

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