IBRBS – The World’s Largest Organization of Professional Christmas Performers, including Real Bearded Santas, Mrs Clauses, supporting spouses, and Associate members.

Please complete and submit this form to apply for membership in IBRBS. Full membership may be available to verifiable Real Bearded Santa Clauses and Mrs Clauses (whether performing individually or as an assistant to Santa), and to Spouses of a Full Member Santa or Mrs Claus. Submitted applications will be reviewed by our membership team and your application will be either be approved within a few days, or you will receive a notice as to the reason for the declination and a refund. IBRBS is an all-volunteer organization, so please be patient.

Associate Membership may be available to all verifiable Christmas Performers and includes DBS/TBS Santas, spouses thereof (although those that perform as Mrs Claus may apply for full membership), elves, reindeer handlers, and similarly involved individuals who perform within the Christmas Community. Associate members may participate as volunteers on most IBRBS committees. Those individuals who are eligible for full membership in IBRBS may not apply to be an Associate member. Associates pay significantly reduced annual dues, but some rights and privileges are limited and Associates have no voting rights for Board members or Bylaws changes. Associate members can apply for individual entertainer’s liability insurance and a thorough background check, the latter at a discounted price.

Membership Registration
Please note when renewing you cannot change your membership type. To change your type please contact us at membership@ibrbs.org.
Real Bearded Santa Claus Affirmation *
Mrs. Claus Affirmation *
Spouse of a Current Full Member. *
Associate Member Affirmation *
Sr / Jr / III
Your "Christmas" Name
Confirm same email here.
Sleigh/Home/Cell/Work Phone
Cell/Work/Home/Sleigh Phone
Address *
Two-digit day and three-character capital letters Month only, and no year. (Example 25-DEC)
I am fluent in:
Are you a member of a local group or chapter? *

Our membership application requires submission of a profile photograph. If you are a Christmas Performer, please submit a photo:

  1. In-Character,
  2. Headshot-style (A headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up.)
  3. Only one person. (You should be the only person in the photo. NO CHILDREN, NO OTHER CHARACTERS.)

All other applicants must upload a personal profile photo in JPG or PNG format that is in good resolution and forward-facing. Our software will resize a photo, but try to have your face as near the center of the picture as possible.

Current IBRBS Profile Picture – Santa, Mrs. Claus, Wife, or Associate *
You must upload a new photo.
IBRBS Profile Picture – Santa, Mrs. Claus, Wife, or Associate *
Maximum upload size: 5MB
You must submit your IBRBS profile photo above before you may continue. Qualifying photos must not show any other person (no other performer, client, or child). If applying as a Real Bearded Santa, this must be a photo of you, alone, with a real beard and dressed as you perform. If applying as a Mrs Claus, please show yourself dressed as that character, alone, and for supporting wives, just a nice headshot-style photo for the online profile. An Associate profile photo should be a nice headshot-style photo of just you and show you dressed as your qualifying Christmas character. Headshots are photos from the waist or chest high where you are facing the camera and your features are fully visible. Think passport or driver's license like photos of just you, please.
Confirmation *