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Our Father Christmas lookalikes are great to hire for Christmas events, especially children’s Christmas parties. Contraband have lots of Father Christmas entertainment in our children’s entertainment because as a entertainment booking agency that organise many Father Christmas parties and Father Christmas corporate events we can safely say we know what makes a good Father Christmas!

We offer great Father Christmas acts for hire such as Elves, Santa’s Grotto and real Christmas Reindeer for all types of Father Christmas events. Our Father Christmas themed corporate entertainment package brings you the most Christmassy Father Christmas performers in the events industry. We will make your Father Christmas corporate event so festive and joyful your guests will be talking it for years to come.

Contact us today to book the best Father Christmas for your Christmas Party.

Father Christmas vs. Santa Claus. What’s the difference?

For one thing, the origins.

During the 15th Century, Christmas was personified through English carols as Sire Christmas, which has now developed into Father Christmas. When the Puritans denied Christmas feasts in the 17th Century, the festive people protested by creating a body for Father Christmas. This is where the jovial old man with a white beard image was formed, made to reflect the spirit of good cheer at Christmas.

Santa Klaus is a manifestation of a number of traditions. First, we have the Dutch immigrants who introduced a mystical figure called Sinterklaas to America in the 19th Century. Sinterklaas was an old bishop with a white beard who delivered presents to children on St. Nicholas day (December 6th). In the meantime, Germany had KristKintl. Described as a blonde child with angel wings, Kristkintl would bring gifts on Christmas Eve. When this tradition was also brought to America, Kristkintl soon became known as Kris Kringle.

Over time Sinterklaas, inspired by St. Nicholas, developed into Santa Claus. Later, St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle and Sinterklaas were all merged together in the world of fiction to become Santa Claus. Once this happened people started to recognise the similarities between Father Christmas and Santa Claus. The two jolly Christmas figures have now been fused together so that they are known to be one and the same.

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