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The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame is an ongoing project that celebrates, studies, and preserves the historical documentation of the many men and women who have greatly contributed to the Legend of Santa Claus.

Nominations for the Class of 2017 are now closed

Selection Process

Nominations for the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame came from several sources including the on-line Santa communities where thousands of professional Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and helpers from around the world are members.

Profiles of Candidates are distributed to a panel of 15. Profiles included an overview of the Candidate’s career and supporting documentation. Candidates are held to the following criteria:

  • Overall career
  • Service to their community
  • Range of appearances
  • Contribution to the Santa world
  • Length of service
  • Uniqueness of career
  • Originality
  • Charity

Profiles are reviewed with a point value in each standard. The top 21-point value profiles are submitted for a 1 through 21 percentage vote. Those Candidates who received 75% are elected to the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. Through this same process the 14 Charter Members were selected.

For more information, contact the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.