About Chris

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, let me introduce to you the one, the only, Chris Burton!

Chris has been performing and entertaining children and families since 1998! What started out as a hobby turned into a full-time job. He has a passion for bringing joy and happiness to others through comedy, magic, balloons and storytelling!

Chris and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2003. They have been blessed with two wonderful children, Micah and Hannah. Their passion for sharing love and laughter has taken them on the mission field to Jamaica, Canada, and Mexico.

“PJ performed for our daughter’s 6th birthday party, for approximately 20 guests. Everyone enjoyed it so much and were absolutely attentive for the full hour-not an easy task for that many kindergarteners! He did a combination magic, comedy clown and balloon twisting show. He was prompt and completely entertaining! I highly recommend him for party or event entertainment.”

Jennifer Weis

Birthday Parties

At PJ’s Magical Events we promise to bring your special birthday child a hilarious, fun-filled comedy magic show with lots of audience participation! We will have you and your guests talking about your special event for years to come. We can come in clown, or even out of clown if it is an older group of children.

Once the magic show is over, we will twist balloons for all the children in attendance!

To Book Your Program, please contact Chris today at 859-619-047

 Check out some of the smiling faces from PJ’s programs!

Library Programs

PJ’s Magical Events has been creating captivating and magical Library Programs for only a short period of time, but clients and readers alike have loved them ALL! Each summer Chris creates a theme-specific show, Starring PJ, for the Collaborative Summer Reading Program. If your library does not participate in the collaborative theme, or if you are looking for a program outside of the summer season, do not worry because Chris has a program for your readers!

Chris’s Programs last 45 minutes in length and are guaranteed to leave your audiences thrilled about coming back to visit the library often! In each program Chris uses magical effects, puppetry, and audience participation taking your readers on an exhilarating journey that is bound to lead them to the book checkout counter!

All that is needed for Chris’ magical program are enthusiastic young readers and a space to encourage them to engage and have fun! Chris’s Library Programs are fully self-contained with custom backdrops, state of the art sound system, puppets, captivating props, and so much MORE!

2023 Library Program

Splat and PJ are proud to present an all NEW show for Summer 2023 entitled: “PJ’s Laugh Factory!”. This promises to be an entertainingly good time full of fun, laughter and storytelling for you and your young readers and their families!

In this 45 minute program full of comedy, PJ and his team will engage your young readers’ minds taking them on a magical journey they will be talking about for years to come! Please check out our reviews from fellow Children’s Librarians!

Each show with PJ is jam packed with audience participation, comedy, magic, music, puppets and so much more!


To Book Your Program, please contact Chris today at 859-619-0477

“We booked PJs for a neighborhood festival. He was great at engaging the kids the whole time. His balloon creations were wonderful, not just your standard balloon flowers/swords, they were really fun! All the kids, and adults, loved it. He showed up on time and was ready to go. I highly recommend PJs!”

Rachel Carpenter

Ministry Programs

Chris has been performing ministry programs for over 15 years. He has traveled to Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, and different states sharing the Good News of the Gospels through comedy, illusions, music, puppets and so much more!

The program can be customized to fit your event and can be time adjusted to fit your ministries needs.

Our ministry programs are perfect for family events of all kind including: Children’s Church, Easter Egg Hunts, Fall Festivals, VBS and so much more.

Contact us today to add our fun and exhilarating programming to your next family outreach event!

To Book Your Program, please contact Chris today at 859-619-0477

“We had Chris come a do a show for the Kiddos at Munchkin Academy and they had a blast! He did a great job keeping them interested and laughing. We will definitely be having him back and recommend it to anyone.”

Lacy Collins

Director of Munchkin Academy

Santa Chris has been a professional Santa portrayal artist since 2010. As Santa, he loves to bring the hope, love, joy and magic of Christmas to life to all of those he has the pleasure of visiting with. Santa Chris is a highly sought after authentic real bearded Santa.

Santa Chris knows that not everyone likes big crowds and long lines so we offer a more personalized and private experience. No event is too big or too small!

Santa Chris is available for:

        • Home Visits
        • Corporate Christmas Parties
        • Parades
        • Country Clubs
        • HOA events
        • Photography shoots
        • Commercial work
        • And so much MORE!

Santa Chris has been seen at:

        • The Club at Spindletop Hall
        • Bluegrass Railroad Museum
        • Churchill Downs
        • The Summit at Fritz Farm
        • Hamburg Pavilion
        • And 100’s of personal family visits over the years!

Chris Burton’s portrayal of Santa Claus makes one wonder if he really is Santa Claus! Chris brings to life an authentic and magical portrayal of Santa Claus. He keeps the integrity of the character and the Christmas spirit alive. I’ve worked with several actors who play Santa Claus and Chris is by far my favorite. Plus his Believe red jumpsuit and bright green gloves make for a festive Christmas card! I love witnessing his interactions with the children – he spends quality time with each child – making everyone feel seen, heard and special. Chris is professional, personable and an absolute joy to work with. You definitely want to hire Santa Claus for your special holiday event!

Julie Swim

Owner of Events

Chris (aka Santa) is one of a kind, and we’re so honored and lucky to invite Santa back year-after-year for our Santa Brunch and Coco and Cookies at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall. Not only is Santa a hit with the kids here at the club, but the parents too. Parents are always raving about his presence and the joy he brings to their children. Chris, is reliable and a true talent. His personality could not be more fitting for Santa

Amberly Brislin

Wedding and Children’s Event Coordinator, The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall

“Chris Burton, aka PJ the Clown, Mr. Twisty and/or Santa Claus is a consummate entertainer.  He is as reliable, as he is talented and eye-catching.  His winsome personality along with his impeccable character attire, insures that he is always a crowd-pleaser.  We do many repeat events where the attendees always look forward to seeing him.  He is and will always be my first choice for walk-around and/or stage entertainment.”

Diana Polsgrove

Owner of Eventualities, Louisville, KY

Creative, Fun and Interactive for Adults as well as Kids❣️What an incredible and enjoyable time we had with our students and teachers during Chapel and also with our Kids and Leaders at Christ Church on the Move that night with PJ’s Magical Events! Everyone laughed and enjoyed his Zany jokes and awesome illusions. He was very professional, time conscious of our schedule, included participation from students and Teachers
And kept everyone’s attention as to see what was coming next….. my personal favorites included his creative object lessons and balloon sculptures and how he intertwined them with his lesson. I have already booked him again for next year at both of our Ministry locations…Thanks PJ’s Magical Events! You truly live up to your name❣️

Pastor Ann Gramlich

Candlelight Christian Academy, Christ Church on the Move, Lake Wales, Florida

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