Santa Claus Maricopa County, Scottsdale – Real Bearded Santa

Santa Arizona (Todd Smeltzer) a real bearded Santa of 28 years, a family man, with a son, and a daughter, and has lived in Chandler Arizona for over 34 years now. He is a professional children’s/family entertainer for the past 34 years, performing magic, face painting, balloon artistry, MC/Comedy, film, TV, Radio, and live performances. For 36 years he has been a professional clown, going by BoBo the Magic Clown.

Santa Arizona was born in Michigan, and lived in New York City for five years, were he studied at the American Academy of dramatic arts. He started to perform for corporate and family parties over 28 years ago when his son Joseph was born and he walked into a mall to see Santa for that first magical photo, but instead what he found was anything but magical as many of you have experienced. So, at that moment he decided to create a Santa full of life, hope, joy, an elf like spirit who embraced the magic and wonder of Christmas. A Jolly Old Elf that he could bring to children and adults of all ages. This elf could play, do magic, sing carols, dance a jig, tell stories, do Q & A and embrace the true meaning of Christmas, to give to others of our gifts, talents, and love! At present he has over 18 outfits all handmade and all from head-to-toe costing over $1000.00 They range from the American contemporary – the Coca-Cola red and white fur Santa, then he has an old-world Victorian with a vest, or full robes and gown with a wreath for the head dressing, they range in colors from red, green, gold, white, blue, and burgundy. This year Santa Arizona has added a workshop Santa with red and white stripes Bibs and an outfit from the movie Christmas Chronical staring Kurt Russell and produced by Disney, that he has been getting many requests for.

Santa Arizona is a real bearded Santa Claus available for hire at your Home Party or Business Get-togethers and Corporate Events. Photo Sittings, Tree Lightings, and Parades may also be arranged.


Over the years, Santa Arizona has performed in countless productions, on stage, in parks, private showings, parades and festivals, last year alone he performed 146 parties and started to do his first Video/Zoom parties due to Covid-19, these were such a success that Santa Arizona is now offering them on his calendar booking page and is looking to do even more appearances for this upcoming season, both here in Arizona and across the United States. The great thing about the video visits is that it’s not about the presents as much as it is about the connection between Santa Arizona and the children.

Santa Arizona has worked with special needs adults and children of all ages, and businesses, just to name a few: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Bank one ballpark, McDonald’s Corp. Changing Hands Bookstore, McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Westgate Shopping Center, DC Ranch, Chick-fil-A, Applebee’s, Arriba’s Mexican restaurant, countless churches, libraries, public and private schools, city municipalities, nursing homes, day care’s, HOA’s, tree lightings, family photos, photographers for family photos, and numerous family gatherings and Christmas Eve and Day deliveries.

Santa Arizona is a Real Bearded Santa Claus a member of the Worldwide Santa Claus Network, A member of IBRBS (International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santa’s) and a member of the World Clown Association. I service the Phoenix Metro Area” Maricopa County, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Queen Creek, Glendale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Guadalupe, Sun City West, Surprise, and Maricopa. Santa Arizona is now doing video/Zoom visit across the United States please use our booking page or call 480-251-6002 to see if Santa Arizona is available for your magical event.

Santa Arizona’s, personal philosophy is to:
“Never be childish, but always be childlike.”

Santa Arizona is a real bearded Santa of 28 years, a father of two amazing children, and a professional family/children’s entertainer of 35 years. “When my son was born 28 years ago, I carried him into a mall to get a family photo together. When I got to the Santa display and the photographers’ stand all I could think was this isn’t my Santa, the Santa Claus I knew to be a right jolly old elf, filled with Christmas wonder and magic. So I started my journey then and there to become a truly magical Santa for ages young and old. Today I am one of Arizona’s leading professional Santa’s with appearances all over the State and now producing video and Zoom visits that reach thousands across the United States” .

Santa Arizona also does:

  • Radio interviews and guest spots
  • TV Commercials
  • TV and Movie Appearances
  • Guest on Blogs sites
  • Video work for corporate companies
  • Theatrical Appearances
  • Is an Ordained Minister and can perform Wedding Ceremonies.

Some of my many recurring customers include:

  • Arizona trauma
  •  Academy of math and science
  • Adams real estate
  •  AZ walk4hearing
  •  Artistic Pavers
  •  Arizona Dynamics Gymnastics
  •  Adam traditional beginnings
  •  Alegrias childcare
  •  Applebee’s
  •  Active Learning Center
  •  Ashton Gardens Assisted Living
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Wells Fargo
  •  Bristol global
  • Brookdale retirement centers
  • Brittany Heights HOA
  • Chase Bank
  • Clear tactics LLC
  •  CF Mortgage
  •  Capital markets
  •  Carefree Tea Room (Crest Insurance Group)
  •  Charming pony ride
  •  Casa Grande opportunity (tree lighting)
  •  Carlson Elementary PTO
  •  Cactus broken services
  •  Chick-fil-A
  • Chandler
  • Ahwatukee
  • Tempe
  • Mesa
  • Cielo Elementary School
  •  Cub Scouts Pack 132
  •  Daisy entertainment
  • Desert Dreams daycare
  • Desert Club charities
  • Down syndrome Network
  • Dobson Ranch HOA
  •  Epicson framing
  • Funergy LLC
  • Franklin East Elementary School
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Freedom Manor
  • Generation Church
  • Goddard School daycare
  • Grey Hawk Community Association
  • Grimaldi’s brick-oven Pizzeria
  • Gateway Church
  • Grace Healthcare
  • Higley Center for the Performing Arts
  • Harley-Davidson of Chandler Scottsdale
  • Honey Foundation
  • Ikea
  • Imagination Station
  • I love and learn daycare
  • Keller Williams
  • Kids Incorporated
  • Keysen Corporation
  • Kneaders Bakery
  • Little Rascals’ Daycare
  •  Lyons Gate HOA
  •  Living Word Bible Church
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • My City Apartment HOA
  • Marriott’s Canyon Villas
  • McDowell Mountain Ranch HOA
  • McFadden’s restaurants
  • Mission Montessori School
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mesa Riverview shopping Court
  • New Life Church
  • Optimist Club
  • On the Border Restaurants
  • Orchard Pointe Assisted Living
  • Peoria Nissan
  • Promenade Casa Grande
  • Pathways Assisted Living
  • Peoria County Community College
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Children’s project
  • Renee Cang Photography
  • Ruth Chris Steakhouse
  • Risen Savior Lutheran Church
  • Seville Golf and Country Club
  • Sheraton Desert Oasis
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Surprise Towne Center
  • Storybook entertainment
  • Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass
  • St John the Baptist Romanian Church
  • St. Helen of the Cross
  • Sun Health
  • Scottsdale Child Care & Learning Center
  • San Tan Heights HOA
  • Scottsdale Memory Care
  • Self-replication Center
  • Skyline Ranch
  • Tempe Marketplace
  • The Little Gym
  • The Phoenician Resort
  • The Westin Kierland resort (Villas)
  • Topgolf
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Scottsdale
  • Toscana of Desert Ridge
  • Troon Country Club
  • The Palazzo Memory Care
  • The refrigeration School
  • Trinity Services Group
  • Taco Bell
  • US Foods
  • Val Vista Lakes Community Association
  • Villa Toscana
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  •  yes community

I have also worked with almost every City Agency ranging from the City of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City West, Paradise Valley, Sedona, just to name a few.

And 1,000’s of residential accounts in Arizona over the past 34 years. Just too many to mention them all but a special shout out to the McDermand family who has had me as their family Santa Claus for the past 25 years. All the children are grown adults with no children of their own yet, but once they do have kids, I may be with them for the next 25 years.

For more information about Santa Arizona’s availability call
(480) 251-6002 or email

or click here to fill in the form on the Contact Page

Please contact us for a personalized quote for your event.

Santa Arizona is a Real Bearded Santa Claus for hire serving Phoenix Metro Area: Maricopa County, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, DC Ranch, McCormick Township, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Ocotillo, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Queen Creek, Glendale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Guadalupe, Sun City West, Surprise, and Maricopa and all surrounding areas.