Michigan Association of Professional Santas


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Posted by Vicki Markey on July 12, 2014 at 8:17am 0 Comments

Vicki and Charlie Markey Estate sell July 12,2014 @ 9-5 pm
15615 Rose Dr Allen Park Mi
48101 Selling everything..nice firniture lazyboy like new recliner couch and chair, parlor grand piano plus lots of Christmas items

Christmas at Metro Airport

Posted by Santa Bill Neelsen SR. on July 10, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

I am looking for Santas to work at the Mac Terminal at Metro Airport you must be able to pass a back round check by TSA which i am sure that is no problem. Please contact me at home after 3:30p leave a message. I will forward it to my contact person. Call @ 734-403-1689 as soon as possible


Posted by Jim Tait aka Magic Santa on July 10, 2014 at 1:15am 0 Comments

Santa Bill Neelsen who works at Metro Airport says that the airport is looking for Santas to ‘sit in the airport’ this coming holiday season. If you’re interested in a Santa job, give Bill a call at 313-573-9244.

Christmas in July has been cancelled.

Posted by Rickey Lee Maynard on June 9, 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments

Not by our planning but problems with 1000 trails has caused Santa Bob and myself (Santa Rick) to pull the plug on this event. In short the manager quit her position with 1000 Trails. Her replacement seems overwhelmed at this point. Our emails, phone calls went unanswered. We hope this does not inconvenience anyone. 1000 Trails is still having something on the weekend Santa Bob and Myself will be there to play Santa on Saturday only.

Dinner for Kids Sake 2014

Posted by Santa Pirate on May 13, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Come join us for fundraiser dinner for child abuse prevention June 11 starts at 6:00pm silent auction, music & dancing
Fore Lakes Golf Club kimball Township , michigan

cape cod event

Posted by Dee Pilette on May 11, 2014 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Santa Gus and I attended the Northeast Santa gathering in cape cod this past weekend. Had a great time- about 40 santas and mrs. claus were in attendance.

think about going next year if you can.

Santa Paul DiDonato in news

Posted by A. Michael Deller on May 8, 2014 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

A super color picture of Santa Paul DiDonato appeared in the Livonia Observer last week. Looking good Santa Paul!


M.A.P.S. is a social network


Our Mission

Michigan Association of Professional Santas (MAPS) mission is dedicated to providing a forum for Michigan Santas and their counterparts (Mrs. Clauses, elves, helpers and support staff) to network together, discuss various subjects pertaining to the portrayal of Santa Claus and becoming the best Santa Claus (or helpers) we possibly can be.


Board of Directors


         Santa-J (Jumbo) Helsel

Vice Chairman:

         Santa (Pirate) Mike Durkin


         Santa Gus Pilette


         Dee Pilette

Members at large (3):

         Sherri Heath

         Santa Ed Lorenz

         Santa Allen Hyland

MEMBERS: If you wish to order the famous MAPS lapel pin, or the 5 year anniversary pin, challenge coin or our MAPS logo decal sticker please contact Santa Gus (MAPS Treasurer).  You can send him a message on his My Page here on MAPS or send here: 



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Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"All my winter Santa suits are safe, but lost most of my casual Santa clothes."
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"All electronics have been removed from my house. Some more cleanup tomorrow, hopefully clean up starts Monday, then construction."
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"Got to go for now, other things to do today."
Jul 16
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"The holel and address for the school4santas has been added to the event page"
Jul 16
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"Going back to house for more inventory work. All clothes that we don't need for now are being stored for us."
Jul 16
Santa Norm Gerring left a comment for Rickey Lee Maynard
"Rick I left a phone message for you. We have been very busy this past week."
Jul 15
Rickey Lee Maynard left a comment for Santa Norm Gerring
"Santa Norm can you send me your email address? Rickeymaynar@att.net We have a Santa event you were interested in before. Santa Rick"
Jul 15
john Gononian and Dee Pilette are now friends
Jul 15
Thomas H Nastali updated their profile
Jul 14
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"Sunday morning, going to church to thank God for the many friends and family we have."
Jul 13
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"Busy day again. Hope to get some rest now."
Jul 12
Gary Boak left a comment for Allen Hyland
"Allen, I've been busy this summer, MOVING. We sold our house in May and expect to be in our new home next week. I don't want to move anymore."
Jul 12



Started by Motor City Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help. Last reply by Thomas H Nastali Jul 14. 34 Replies

Ok Started to make a group page on Facebook.  But it wont work if it doesn't have any members.  If you are apart of the facebook community let us know here. Send me a friend request and Ill send you an invite to the group. Its a secret group so only…Continue

Ssanta suit for sale

Started by Russ Spice in General. Last reply by Russ Spice Jun 23. 2 Replies

When I was in Portland Saturday a Santa asked if I needed a santa suit. I don't, but now I have a friend in Cinci who is going to be a first time Santa and needs suits. Who has them? Who asked me?Continue

Visiting Santa 5/25/14

Started by Eric Shriver in General May 25. 0 Replies

Hello, There is a Santa who is also a trucker from Florida that I have been friends with for a while and he is at the TA truckstop in Monroe, Michigan tonight, if anyone wants to stop by and say hello. His name is Jeffry Shepherd and I believe his…Continue

gloves for Santa and Mrs Claus

Started by Dee Pilette in General. Last reply by Jeffery C Sak and Nancy F. Sak May 21. 6 Replies

It is time for me to order gloves for Santa and wondered where everyone gets their gloves from for the season.Thanks.Continue

yak set needed

Started by Chris "Kringle" Berry in General Mar 16. 0 Replies

Hi all,I hope you guys enjoyed claus fest. i stayed back because of an event.I am looking for a gently used yak wig and beard set to buy and wanted to know if any of my fellow santas have a set boxed away and have no need for it.take care and…Continue

Just a quick hello,

Started by Motor City Santa in General. Last reply by Harry Carlson Dec 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello, I hope all is well with all of you. It was another crazy year with many ups and downs for the wife and I, but everything is going great now. Hope to make it to the Dinner this year. So from my family to yours have an amazing Christmas and an…Continue


Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Meetings and Outings. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring Nov 12, 2013. 22 Replies

If we get ten or more Santa’s willing to attend a Santa Round Table Talk we will hold one on Saturday January 11th 2014 in the downriver area; the exact time and location will be announced when we get ten or more. Keep in mind this is 6 days before…Continue


Trisha Marinell

Started by Jim Bozzi in General Nov 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Santa Ed Lorenz, Can you please call me at (313)220-1535 or call Trisha at cell phone (517)-375-2520.Both of us would like to wrap this up. Thank You SANTA JIMContinue

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