Pack Information

Last updated 2022.05.25

For Members & Potential Members

Upcoming Meeting Dates (time & location updated when known)
August 21, 2022
Vancouver - Jim Wood's house, picnic
October 30, 2022
Portland - TBA, season kick-off, membership renewal due
January ??, 2023Post season celebration





Mission Statement
"The main purpose of Santa's Pack is to promote and share the experience of being
Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and/or one of his many Elves and Reindeer."

What We Believe:

"The heart of each child and adult is important to members of Santa's Pack!" 


Welcome to Santa's Pack!  Our membership is open to any person who desires to experience and share the joy of being a Holiday Performer.  Prospective Santa Clauses may be "real bearded" or "theatrically bearded". A Mrs. Claus may be traditional or modern. An Elf or Reindeer may be any age or sex. We are here to equally support the professional, amateur and beginning Holiday performer.


  • We Share: Information, Hints, Experiences
  • We Encourage: Ideas, Interpretations, Insights
  • We Refer: Support, Assistance, Teamwork


While it is our intention to provide the people of the Portland/Vancouver, Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, parts of Eastern Oregon, and Southwest Washington areas a resource for locating and selecting professional entertainers for their holiday events, Santa's Pack is, first and foremost, a source of support for our fellow Holiday performers.  We are neither a union nor an agency!  Our members are independent business persons who have discovered the joy of being a Holiday performer. We expect our members to maintain high standards at all times and to present their chosen character in a most professional manner.


At Santa's Pack you will have the opportunity to meet other Holiday Performers. Our members come in many shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Some of us have many years experience while others are just starting out. We all supply and maintain our own costumes. Each of us take great care in building and presenting our own personality and "look."  We honor your "trade secrets" ~ you may reveal only what you choose to share.
Each member of Santa's Pack is independent.  We each set our own fees and maintains our own police background checks.  Some members have a personal preferences as to where they like to perform. Some of us enjoy working in malls, others prefer free lance work. While many of us do employ agencies to assist us in securing bookings, each of us are independently in charge of our own schedules.

Many members of Santa's Pack will give discounts to charities, or not charge them at all.

The Santa's Pack website is maintained by member dues.  Requirements for joining are:

  • ‚ÄčA positive, friendly outlook exhibiting the spark that comes with loving what you're doing!
  • You must be a Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf or other Christmas Performer for hire (fee based or pro bono). 
  • You must maintain a membership in IBRBS.org/
  • You must obtain a background check annually (IBRBS offers a discount on this annually with renewal of that membership; they also offer performers insurance which is not required for membership but it's a good idea).
  • You must Santa's Pack dues (our year runs from 11/1 through 10/31; dues are currenlty $20 annually).

Please contact us at santapackpdx@gmail.com if you would like more information.