A Charleston Santa Experience is our specialty event which happens between October and December on specific dates! It is run by Castelo Portrait Art (www.casteloportraitart.com) by portrait artist Maria Sampaio who had a magical childhood and extraordinary memories of Christmas! The magic she felt - provided by her loving parents is what prompted her to create such an incredible and memorable event! “This experience is just as much for the children as it is for the parents” she says, “I have caught glimpses of parents crying in the corner and my emotions get the best of me too sometimes. Children are everything. Their magic, sweet faces and the love they can purely give is the most beautiful thing in the world. Nothing has more value”
For our Santa portrait experiences, we turn our studio into a wonderland--the perfect setting for peeking into Santa’s magic bag, whispering a wish or two into his ear, and cozying up with cookies and milk by the fireplace. Your child’s spirits and imagination will soar as he peeks into Santa’s sack, paints magic in the air, looks at the nice list, reads stories, eats cookies, and maybe even flies on magic sleighs with Santa.
You can skip the eternal line at the mall (which is always such a disappointment as your children are herded through to get just a couple minutes with a fake-bearded Santa). With the Castelo experience, your child will enjoy a full 45-60 minutes of one-on-one time with Santa. The real Santa!
We’ll style your child or children in color coordinating pajamas so they’ll fit right in... or, you can also bring your own!
All you’ll have to do is...
Sit back and watch with a big grin on your face while our expert portrait artist captures the whole magical interaction.