About the National Santa Agency

The National Santa Agency is a full-service entertainment agency, providing Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves and Santa’s Helpers for all of your holiday needs year-round.

Make your Christmas party of event more memorable this year with a visit from an authentic Santa Claus!  We offer a wide selection of professional performers who will spread Christmas cheer and the bring the magic of the season to life.  All of our Santas are professionally trained and educated; have an independent third-party background check conducted annually; and carry a $2,000,000 Santa liability insurance policy.  At National Santa Agency, we value our clients and we know that every event is unique, so we will work with you to match you with the best Santa to meet your specific needs.

As a full-service agency, we also provide other holiday professionals such as Christmas Carolers, the Easter Bunny, Face Painters, Balloonists, Photographers and Videographers.


Meet Santa Rick

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 demonstrated and advocated 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 holiday professionals year-round for clients across 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 Newspapers, 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 has an independent third-party background check conducted annually and carries a $4,000,000 Santa liability insurance policy.

Santa Rick’s professional affiliations include International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, Georgia Metro Santas, Central Georgia Santas, Peachtree Santas, and Real Bearded 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, and metal detecting.

When he is not at the North Pole, Santa Rick enjoys gardening, singing, metal detecting on the beach, and volunteering.