Santa's Overland Express
North Pole Mobile Santa Claus Shop dispatched from Irvington, Virginia

Bringing SANTA CLAUS to Children and Families
Dedicated to Keeping
Christ in Christmas

Santa - Contact Our Mobile Santa Claus Shop Based in Irvington, Virginia, for Santa Claus Photos and to Keep Christ in Christmas.    

Santa's Overland Express is a mobile Santa Claus shop that has been in operation for more than fifteen years.

This ministry is dedicated to keeping
CHRIST in Christmas by bringing Santa to children (more accessible to families) with the option of Santa Claus photos throughout our regional area. We also give out bookmarks and craft projects to the young and old.

Santa Claus is dressed up in an old European Santa uniform and is presented in a mobile, high impact, child size, red unit with black and white checkered floors with a magic carpet, and pictures of reindeer on the wall. Santa shows the kids the key to the Reindeer Barn and a special key that opens doors where there is no fireplace. The Manger Scene is populated by Teddy Bears.

We take our services to strip malls, business owners, municipalities, nonprofits, town halls, and parking lots, by contract.

Reserve our mobile services for a minimum of 4 hours and up. It's so much fun and rewarding for the community.

SANTA to discuss dates.

Upkeep and feeding of Reindeer, plus cost of toy manufacturing gets higher everyday!


Would you like to have a Christmas Wedding, officiated by Santa Himself?
Bookings accepted for Monday-Saturday (daytime) and Sunday evening ceremonies.
Contact Santa directly for more details.


Bringing Santa to the Children for Pictures or Just a Special Visit! Santa can write to your child and commend good behavior, Church attendance, study habits, and health issues. Remind Santa of info about each child, age (birthdate), interests/hobbies, race and areas in which you wish Santa to address ($12.50 donation includes postage).

Christmas Tree - Contact our mobile Santa Claus shop based in Irvington, Virginia, for Santa Claus photos and to keep Christ in Christmas.

'Tis the Reason for the Season:

"Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; He is Christ the lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger"
(Gospel of Luke 2:11-12)

This is the verse spread across the rear door of our Santa mobile

as we share the Gospel on the way to share Santa.

Wishing you A very Merry Christmas!

Santa - Contact our mobile Santa Claus shop based in Irvington, Virginia, for Santa Claus photos and to keep Christ in Christmas.

All About Us

Our owner-SANTA (with real beard & white hair) has served in pastoral ministries in Kentucky, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Our SANTA is an ordained minister.

  SANTA has worked town parades, office parties, personal appearances, vacation Bible schools, flea markets, & etc. for over fifteen years.

  We are regionally based and serve Charlottesville to Chesapeake Bay, northern Virginia to Virginia Beach (near Richmond and Norfolk).

Great for Fundraisers -- let Santa help you raise funds for YOUR Church or non-profit

Contact Our mobile Santa's Overland Express based in Irvington, Virginia,

for Santa Claus Photos and to Keep Christ in Christmas!

Santa Claus Shop Hours:
Flexible Scheduling
Sorry, No Wednesday evening or Sunday morning bookings because
Santa goes to Church those days!

Anniversaries, Birthdays, & Retirement Parties, also:

Character Weddings
(Licensed, 1987, by the 17th Circuit Court, Lancaster, Virginia)


Here Comes Santa Claus!

If YOU believe in SANTA, love CHILDREN, and would like to help underwrite this
Christian based endeavor please send free-will donations to:
Santa's Overland Express
Post Office Box 145
Irvington, VA 22480-0145
(Confirmed Santa Appearances for 2010 Season)
Saturday July 3rd -- Whelan’s Marina, Farnham, Virginia
America’s Best Small-town Parade! 

Saturday October 9th -- Irvington Town Park
Animal Welfare League Pet Photos 

Saturday November 6th -- Irvington Town Park Farmer’s Market
IBITS Photos with Santa, pictures by Mrs. Claus

 Saturday November 13th – White Stone United Methodist Church
8:00 AM, Christian Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

 Saturday November 20th – AGAPE Methodist Center, Horntown, Virginia
10:00 AM-12:00 Noon, Meet & Greet Children, & Photos

Irvington Baptist Church O’SMACK & Kilmarnock United Methodist Churches

Thanksgiving Mission

Saturday November 27th SANTA visits Chincoteague Island

via NSA, Wallops Island & Fire Truck, 6:00-8:00 PM 

Tuesday December – November 30th, Rose’s Steak House, Main Street, Kilmarnock, Virginia
6:30 PM, IBC Deacon Family Dinner 

Thursday December 2nd -- Main Street, Kilmarnock, Virginia
5:00 PM, Rotary Christmas Tree Sales

 Friday December 3rd – Bank Of Lancaster, 100 South Main, Kilmarnock, Virginia
4:00 – 6:00 PM, “Free” Photos with SANTA  

Saturday December 4th – Ware Academy, Route 14, Gloucester, Virginia
9:00 AM—12:00 Noon, Photos with SANTA

Pictures by Academy Staff

Richmond County YMCA, Warsaw, Virginia
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Photos with SANTA 

 Sunday December 5th – West Point, Virginia Christmas Parade
2:00-3:00 Parade, 4:00-6:00 PM Photos at Farmers & Merchants Bank, Main Street
Pictures by Chamber of Commerce 

Tuesday December 7th -- Bethel Day Care, Lively, Virginia
9:30 – 11:00 AM, Meet & Greet, “Free” pictures by Staff

IBITS Christmas Dinner
6:30 PM, Ghost Hole Pond, Route 200, Irvington, Virginia 

Thursday December 9th – Chamber of Commerce Party, Chesapeake Bank, Kilmarnock, Virginia
5:00-7:00 PM, Meet & Greet, Share the Love of Christmas 

Friday December 10th – Christmas Parade, Kilmarnock, Virginia
6:00-7:00 PM, Parade, 7:15-8:30 PM Santa photos in Kilmarnock Fire House
Pictures by Yours Truly 

Saturday December 11th -- King & Spalding Holiday Kids Party, Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Meet and greet and sit with kids for photos

 Sunday December 12 th – Indian Creek Country Yacht & Country Club
12:30 – 2:00 PM, Meet & Greet Children with Photos (Bring your own camera)

Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, Lively, Virginia
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Meet & Greet, Volunteer photos, (Bring you own camera)
7:00 PM, Christmas Pageant, Irvington Baptist Church 

Monday December 13th – Bank of Lancaster, Route 3, Warsaw, Virginia
3:00  -- 5:00 PM, “Free” Photos by Mrs. Claus
The Haven (Domestic Violence Shelter), Warsaw, Virginia
6:00 PM, Family Meet & Greet, “Free” photos by Mrs. Claus

Tuesday December 14th --Riverside Hospital, Gloucester

6:00 -7:30 PM, Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus & the Snow Princess

Wednesday December 15th – Ominplex World Services Corporation

14840 Conference Center Drive Chantilly, Virginia
12:00 Noon, Christmas Party 

Thursday December 16th – MPNN Community Service Board
Dream Fields Center, Route 200, Kilmarnock, Virginia
11:30 AM, Annual Christmas Luncheon

Burke’s Fine Jewelry, Main Street Kilmarnock, Virginia
5:30 – 8: 00 PM, Christmas Shopping with SANTA

Friday December 17th – Northumberland Elementary School
757 Academic Lane, Heathsville, Virginia
1:30 BETA Club, Classroom Visits

Bank of Lancaster,

300 McKinney Blvd, Colonial Beach, Virginia
4:00 – 6:00 PM “Free” Photos with SANTA  

Saturday December 18th – East End Grill, Route 3, Montross, Virginia
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Lunch with SANTA

Bank of Lancaster, Indian Creek Club, Kilmarnock, Virginia
6:00 - 9:00 PM, Christmas Party 

Monday December 20th – Kingdom’s Kids, 15187 Northumberland Hwy, Burgess, VA
Fourth Annual SANTA 
Visit, Photos by Staff 

Friday December 24th -- Irvington Town Tree, King Carter Drive & Route 200, Irvington, Virginia
6:00 PM, Annual Tree Lighting
8:0 PM, Rally at the Reindeer Barn
Around the World we go! 

Sunday December 26th -- Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington, Virginia
11:00 AM, Celebrating the Birth of Jesus



In recent years SANTA has appeared (and will continue to do so) to raise spirits and funds for a number of religious and charitable non-profits such as:

Kingdom’s Kids: Daycare for the Fairfield’s Baptist Church, Burgess, VA

The Agape Christian Children's Community, Horntown, VA

 The Haven: Women & Children’s Domestic Violence shelter, Warsaw, VA

Rappahannock General Hospital Oncology Clinic, Kilmarnock, VA

East Tennessee Campground Summer Ministry, Townsend, TN

Boy Scout Troop 222, Kilmarnock, VA

Southland Nursing Home, Peachtree City, GA

The Community Services Board of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck,

Annual Christmas luncheon for people with disabilities, VA

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, Reedville, VA

The Steamboat Era Museum, Irvington, VA

The Animal Welfare League, Kilmarnock, VA

The IBITS, Women’s Mission Group, Irvington Baptist Church, Irvington, VA

Kilmarnock Christmas Parade and photos with Santa, Kilmarnock, VA

The West Point Christmas Parade and photos with Santa, West Point, VA

Lancaster Primary School, Lancaster, VA 

The Ware Academy, Gloucester, VA  

Home Depot Children's Party, Gloucester, VA

The Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club Annual SANTA visit, Kilmarnock, VA

The Hope & Glory Inn, Christmas Eve visit, Irvington, VA 

Plainly stated: our goal is to keep Christ in Christmas by our unique Santa ministry’s approach of having Santa take the kids, and their families, to the biblical center of Christmas.

He explains the birth of Jesus, while showing them a Nativity populated with Boyd’s Bears.

He shares with his audience about the three Kings bearing gifts and why we continue such a blessing.

He teaches folks that Christmas is the greatest charity assistance for so many important ministries and social issues.

Wouldn’t you be privileged to contribute to such a cause—just because you still believe in Santa? You can, and you can today, by sending your love offering to: POB 145, Irvington, VA 22480-0145.


Say: Merry Christmas!

Arabic: Milad Majid?

Argentine: Feliz Navidad

Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand

Brazilian: Feliz Natal

Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!

Chile: Feliz Navidad

Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun; (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Columbia: Feliz Navidad y PrÛspero AÒo Nuevo

Danish: Glædelig Jul

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast

Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

Finnish: Hyvaa joulua

French: Joyeux Noel

German: Frˆhliche Weihnachten

Greek: Kala Christouyenna!

Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato

Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka

Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha.

Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

Icelandic: Gledileg Jol

Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat

Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay

Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha

Navajo: Merry Keshmish

Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul

Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso AÒo Nuevo

Philipines: Maligayan Pasko!

Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

Portuguese: Feliz Natal

Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas

Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM

Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen

Santa’s Overland Express

Post Office Box 145

Irvington, VA 22480-0145 


On behalf of all those Santa will minister to each year, I want to personally Thank YOU. 




Contact our mobile Santa Claus shop based in Irvington, Virginia,
for Santa Claus pictures, weddings, and guest appearances.
Christmas in Scotand
In one of Santa's ancestorial home, Scotland, the season is
most always celebrated on New Year's Dalled as Hogmanay.
It seems to have dreived its custom from the dire predctions of what would happen
if the fireplace shold go dark on Christmas Eve, while all the elves are abroad helping Santa.
Christmas Day is a tie for bonfires, dancingand the plying of bagpipes.
Boncakes, made of oatmeal, are traditionaly the table fare.
Christmas in England

Christmas celebrations began in England perhaps in AD 596, when St Augustine landed on her shores with monks who
wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo Saxons. Folks enjoy beautiful Christmas music, especially decorating
Christmas Trees and the hanging of evergreen branches. Mummering remains a custom from the Middle Ages, when folks
put on masks and acted out Christmas plays; still performed in towns and villages. Santa is known as Father Christmas,
who wears a long red or green robe, to leave presents in stockings on Christmas Eve. Children leave an empty stocking
or pillowcase hanging at the end of the bed. Gifts are opened Christmas afternoon. Christmas dinner is usually eaten
at noon on December 25. A traditional Christmas dinner consists of roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. Dessert
is a rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce; mince pies, and pastries filled with chopped dried fruit.
The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day because boys used to go round collecting money in clay boxes, which the
lads and lasses broke open.



Santa’s Favorite Christmas Soup -- Serves 8-10.

Combine Ingredients:

1 medium jar of cheese sauce

1 large can V-8 juice (46 fl. oz.)

10-12 oz water

2 tablespoons of beef bouillon

1 teaspoon of Allspice

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Dash of Tabasco sauce

Simmer all ingredients for 1 hour.

Or, leave in a crock-pot for party serving. Serve hot!


Please help Santa...

While not a true non-profit

entity; Santa's Overland Express

is in business to keep

Christ in Christmas


 "Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas everyone.

Let me tell you about the real hero of Christmas

my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!"


Well now, when was the last time YOU heard that from any SANTA?



You may read The Praying Santa's (Pastor John Howard Farmer) weekly devotional column

Reflections in the Rappahannock Record: at

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