Our History

A group of Santas and Mrs. Claus began meeting informally in 2003 based on a mutual need for camaraderie and professional continuing education.

They soon became part of AORBS, the Amalgamated Order of Real bearded Santas. 


After AORBS disbanded, on September 13, 2007, this group became the Society of Santa. We are a Colorado Limited Liability Company organized as an Unincorporated Association.


Our membership consists of a national group of professional character performers and entertainers including those who perform as Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, Helpers, Photographers and others, including Actors, Face Painters, Easter Bunnies, Magicians , Musicians, Singers and other Holiday Performers.


We presently have both performing and non-performing members from all over the USA who have joined together to share their experiences and traditions of holiday performance.


We currently meet in January, April, July, and October at various locations around Denver, Colorado. Please check the events listed on our Home Page or Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/SocietyofSanta for dates, times and locations.

Our Officers and Boards of Directors

July 2018 General Meeting

 Terms of office run from July 1st to  June 30th of the following year. Some of the offices are term-limited by our By-Laws. 

2018 — 2019

Moderator — John Chilson

Vice-Moderator — Carol Lee

Secretary — Gary Jones, Moderator Emeritus

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn

Membership — Steve Patterson

Member at Large — Dottie Gerlick

Member at Large — Mike Gerlick

2017 — 2018

Moderator — Gary Jones

Vice-Moderator — John Chilson

Secretary — Mike Gerlick

Treasurer — JJ Blackburn

Membership — Steve Patterson

Member at Large — Dottie Gerlick

Member at Large —  Bill McPherson

Member at Large — Don Gerardo

Member at Large — James Roach

2016 — 2017

2015 — 2016

2014 — 2015

2013 — 2014

2012 — 2013

2011 — 2012

2010 — 2011

2009 — 2010

2008 — 2009

OUR FOUNDING YEAR