“Dallas Texas Santa”
1954 – Current
International Santa Claus Hall of Fame – December 2020
Larry Jefferson is a retired member of the U.S. Army and Texas Workforce Commission and now has become internationally known as “Santa Larry.”
Jefferson found himself in headlines around the world after becoming the first black Santa ever hired at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN in 2016.
Jefferson bills himself as a Santa for all people and wants to spread holiday spirit and holiday cheer all over the world.
For the past several years, he has appeared as Santa at corporate events, home and office parties, military events and hundreds of special events around the country.
Santa Larry has been featured on numerous television and radio shows including Steve Harvey Show, MSNBC Universal, AM JOY with Joy Reid, The Daily Show, CBS Sunday Morning Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Radio One with Roland Martin, KMOJ 89.9 FM and NPR (National Public Radio).
He is a member of the Lone Star Santas, a graduate of both the Santa University of Denver, CO and the Santa and The Business of Being Santa course. Jefferson motto “Celebrating Christmas with Joy, Love, Faith, Hope and Peace in my heart and bringing smiles to all faces young and old.”