For example: A 1 hour appearance in Auburn, CA (60 miles away) would cost $160. A tip is not necessary, or expected, but would be greatly appreciated.
Santa Dave will travel to your home or event venue, make a grand entrance, gather the kids (and adults) around the tree, pull a guitar out of his sack and get everyone to sing Christmas carols. Then take each kid on his lap, assure them that they are not on the naughty list, find out what they want for Christmas and pose for photos. When all done, he will exit with a resounding "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"