Wouldn’t it be great if on Christmas Eve, the parents, after hearing a noise wake up and quietly get the rest of the family up? They tip-toe through the house and then, from a secluded hiding place, they watch Santa put the presents under the tree, eat the cookies, drink the milk, read their Santa letters and anything else that is a tradition in their home. No one would dare talk to Santa because everyone knows that if Santa catches you watching him he will drop that small white feather he carries in his pouch and the household would fall back to sleep with no memory of seeing Santa. So the trick is just to watch and not get caught.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
“SNEAK-A-PEEK OF SANTA” VISITS:
What do we have to do to arrange a “Sneak-a-Peek” visit?
The most important thing is call us early. To do a proper “Sneak-a-Peek” requires a bit of preparation. It is a good idea to have at least seven or more days of lead time before Christmas Eve. We will need to come to your house and preview the arrangements for Christmas. Obviously the children can’t be at home when this happens. It typically takes about 45 minutes to explain the process and gather the needed information about your Christmas traditions. The dean of the oldest Santa School in the nation, Tom Valent, says “Children remember sitting on Santa’s lap for their lifetime so make sure it’s special.” Now imagine what we are talking about here. Your children will be watching Santa work in their own home putting out their presents. Talk about a memory…. So please take this seriously and call us as early as possible so we can preview the house. We will call and find out when to come by.
How old should my children be for a “Sneak-a-Peek”?
We only do a “Sneak-a-Peek” once for any family. After all, you would never catch Santa twice. Since this will be the one time your family has a visit like this we recommend that the children are 5 or older. We did a visit for a family with a 4 and 6 year old. The 6 year old thought it was incredible but the 4 year old had a little problem staying awake. Remember, these visits go on all night so waking up your children may be an issue… if they are too young.
Now… how old should a child be? It really doesn’t matter. Sometimes we are in a home with a younger child who still believes and one who is past believing. The feedback that the parents share with us is that even the older children couldn’t believe what they were seeing. They were absolutely thrilled with the effect of Santa being in their home. What’s funny is the parents have told us that even though they knew who Santa was, they still felt the magic during the visit.