Atlanta’s premier real bearded Santa available year-round for home visits, private parties, corporate events, photo sessions, trade shows, festivals, parades, marketing promotions and TV/radio/print ads.
With sparkling blue eyes, rosy cheeks and a jolly personality, Santa Rick is the embodiment of the true “Spirit of Santa”. He loves to spread good cheer, and is passionate about bringing hope and joy into the lives of children and adults alike. His enthusiasm for the magic and wonder of the Christmas season is infectious and will make you believe you have spent time with the real Santa.
Start a fine tradition with Santa Rick and create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
What to Expect
Santa Rick is passionate about representing the true spirit of Santa and bringing hope and joy into the lives of children and adults alike.
He can customize his services to meet your needs to bring your party or event to the highest level of satisfaction for your guests and clientele.
Santa Rick first set his boots on the path towards a Santa career in 1968 and has been perfecting his persona ever since. Passionate about representing the true spirit of Santa, he strives to bring hope and joy into the lives of children and adults alike.
A consummate professional, Santa Rick has instructed at several Santa schools where he consistently demonstrates and advocates professionalism and integrity in the Santa industry. In 2016, he founded his own school, the Northern Lights Santa Academy, with a goal of educating students for the monumental responsibility of being Christmas professionals. The Northern Lights Santa Academy has quickly developed a stellar reputation and become one of the largest Santa schools in the country, and the largest in the Southeast.
As the Santa for the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons since 2013, Santa Rick is an ambassador of the Christmas spirit to thousands of fans each year. In 2016 Santa Rick was selected as the brand ambassador for an international video chat app making Santa easily accessible to families at home. Santa Rick not only serves clients throughout the United States, but has international clients as well, recently appearing in Hong Kong during the 2018 season. When he’s not delighting children and adults alike, Santa Rick mentors other holiday professionals and serves as an agent for his company, the National Santa Agency, which provides Santas, Mrs. Claus and Elves for clients around the country.
Santa Rick has been featured on NPR’s Storytellers and has appeared on NPR’s “A Closer Look” with Rose Scott, Atlanta & Company on 11 Alive, Fox 5 Atlanta and WSB-TV Channel 2. He has been featured in articles in Fox News, CNBC, Atlanta Magazine, Reporter Newpapers, Atlanta Senior Life Magazine, the New York Post, Business Insider, the Hong Kong Standard, The Times of Israel, and newspapers in Turkey, Sweden and Germany.
A committed member of the community, Santa Rick has volunteered for several organizations including Big Brothers of America, Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Toys for Tots, United Cerebral Palsy, and the Georgia Aquarium.
Santa Rick’s professional affiliations include International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, Georgia Metro Santas, Peachtree Santas, Central Georgia Santas, Conyers Santas, Real Bearded and Santas of North Georgia. His beard is registered with the National Beard Registry (#7655), and he is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 Santa Rick was inducted into the prestigious Knights of St. Nicholas, an elite organization within the Santa industry that upholds the principles of the Santa Claus Oath and currently has less than 40 inductees worldwide.
When he is not at the North Pole, Santa Rick enjoys gardening, singing, metal detecting on the beach, and volunteering.
Santa Rick has an independent third-party background check conducted annually and carries a $4,000,000 Santa liability insurance policy.
Santa Rick would love to work with you to fulﬁll your holiday needs and wishes. Please call him at (404) 936-2888 to make your holiday experience unforgettable and make your Christmas event the best ever!
Additional Booking Notes
Santa Rick has an annual third-party background check for criminal activity and drug screening, and carries a $4,000,000 Santa liability insurance policy. References are available upon request.
I can do a "sing-a-long" if requested.
Influences & Inspiration
Just the children with their eyes aglow. I do it all for the joy, happiness, and magic in your heart.
Depends on the venue