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Events bring people and communities together. What magical or murderous entertainment is John Rakestraw doing this month?


You can schedule your event with a EXTRAORDINARY Real Bearded Father Yule | Father Christmas | Santa Claus to appear at your company holiday party, community event, home party or on TV or LIVE streaming video (Skype or Google Hangout On Air.)

The Brilliant Wizard and Potions Master Father Yule is setting up shop and readying himself for parties in Oregon. He brings magic, fun and his pet baby Hippogriff (White Feathers.) Magic abounds all around him wherever he roams!

We can help you have a murderous fun time solving a mystery at your next party, event, or brilliant celebration.

From the wonder of a wedding, the beauty of renewing vows, to the timeless joy of an anniversary and endings. John works towards helping you compose a brilliant moment which brings harmony to you, to your family, to your friends and to your community.

We fill up our events fast… book your time now for 2017…

Contact us to help you with your next brilliant event.

We also do book signings…


Fun and Games…

February 2017


February 2nd – Groundhog’s Day


Phil, that over sized furry rat has doomed or “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. Maybe they shouldn’t have all those camera lights on him… just saying.

January 2017

January 1st – New Year


January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day


January 28th – Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster


December 2016 Where to find that Jolly Old Elf…

December 3rd – Naked Winery Tasting Room Bend Oregon

Naked Winery Bend

Santa had a “Naked” good time with the crew in Bend… they know how to get a party going. Sorry for leaving out any of the other brilliant crew members, you’re on the “Nice but Naughty” list too!

What would a visit to a Naked Winery Tasting Room be without the fantastic customers and their dogs and families (kids included.) Merry Christmas to the best wine drinkers out there!

December 4th – Creekside Golf Club, Salem, Oregon

Elf Flies

Santa, Father Yule John Rakestraw, was there Sunday, December 4th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Enjoyed a great Brunch, Holiday photos, and Christmas crafts. The Talented crew there at the Banquet Hall made sure we all were well fed and cared for. Great job people!

The children had a brilliant time out on the Golf Course catching and watching plushies fall from the sky as the Elf, who was flying a ultra-lite plane, threw them down from the sky… there were animals, Santas, and many other fun toys.

December 10th – The OSU Beaver Store, Corvallis, Oregon

Santa with Benny the Beaver

Today I’m at the OSU Bookstore with Benny the Beaver having a brilliant time taking pictures with all the Santa believers out there. That will be from 4 PM to around 5:45 PM today, Saturday, December 10th. Stop on by the OSU Book store and see me and Benny. Remember to bring your own camera, Smartphone or Tablet for pictures.

Santa, Benny the Beaver and Melanie


December 10th – McDonald Theatre Holiday Party

McDonald Theatre

I had a brilliant and magical time at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. They had a fantastic Holiday party. I was there to help handout treats and get pictures with the fantastic children there. It was a huge blast! Thank you McDonald Theatre for the wonderful time and a chance to see so many Santa believers.

December 17th – CCTV Salem Comcast 22 “Talk to Santa” LIVE 2 hour show

CCTV Salem Crew

TALK TO SANTA… staring Father Yule, John Rakestraw and two very talented Elves. Recorded LIVE at CCTV Salem Comcast 22 studios. It was fun to do… I loved the calls, the kids dropping by the studio, the dancing, storytelling and the Christmas Cheer!

Watch the whole 2 hour show “Talk To Santa” right here…

December 23th – Little Lamb Daycare Visit with Father Yule, John Rakestraw.


It was a fantastic visit with all the kids and they made me feel right at home. You have a great Daycare and the best kids in the world.

Lana Cole sent this wonderful note to me earlier…

“Dear Santa,
You made our holiday party simply magical! We didn’t know exactly what to expect… But we could not have been happier!
We hope you’ll visit us again next year!!!
We hope you and Mrs. Claus have a wonderful holiday with your family!
😁 It was just awesome!
Merry Christmas!!!❤”

December 24th – Papa’s Pizza on West 11th, Eugene, Oregon.


Father Yule, John Rakestraw had a brilliant time with the Papa’s Pizza West 11th crew and all the Santa believers that showed up there Christmas Eve. Thank you for fantastic time and for the tasty pizza for the road… my Elves and Mrs. Claus loved it… even Rudolph said yummy!


Past events…

January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 | June 2016 | July 2016 | August 2016 | September 2016 | October 2016 | November 2016

Events 2013 Author's Table at the fair.
2013 Author’s Table at the fair.

A Chance to meet, talk and maybe have your book signed!

Past fun…

Events author and artist fair 2014

Toni and I will be at The Lane Library League, 15th annual fundraising event, the Authors & Artists Fair, which will be held 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in the Atrium of the Lane Events Center (at the Lane County Fairgrounds), next door to Holiday Market. The event is a benefit for the Lane Library League and the many programs they support.

Lane Library League is a non-profit citizens group working to expand and improve library service throughout Lane County.

Here’s a video of an interview I did with William L. Sullivan from last year.

William L. Sullivan is best known for his hiking guidebooks, and for the record… he has hiked every trail he writes about here in Oregon, Washington, and even California. ‘That’s not all…’ as they like to say in those infomercials. He has four novels, three books on Oregon travel & adventure, two books on Oregon history, and two adventure memoirs. This man is a role model for all writers out there.

JULY 2014

Lane County Fair
Dates we will be at the Author’s Table 23rd, 25th, and 27th

Slush Heap, Internet Talk Show for Writers
7/1/2014 – How to Write a Book: Continued Marketing Efforts

JUNE 2014

Slush Heap, Internet Talk Show for Writers
6/24/2014 – How to Write a Book: Marketing Efforts


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