Black Santa is coming to town! Participate in this Portland tradition at these free events this holiday season.
Leroy Barber, Portland’s Black Santa, took on the role in 2016. These volunteer-led Black Santa events offer a more diverse representation of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. In 2022, there will be eight public Black Santa events in Portland.
Kids and families can take their photos with Black Santa merrily dressed in his holiday best. Santa will be outside his inflatable snow globe this year, but will bring it case you want photos with it.
You will need to register in advance. Your visit with Black Santa will be on a first come, first served basis within the time frame of the event. Registration is free with the exception of the pajama brunch listed below.
Here are the upcoming dates for free photos with Black Santa.
2022 Portland Black Santa Events
Sunday, November 27
8835 Woodstock Blvd, Portland
Friday, December 9
3520 Yamhill St., Portland
Saturday, December 10
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Black Santa Parade
454 SE 165th Ave., Portland
Sunday, December 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pajama Brunch with Black Santa PDX
Price: $25 per person
7725 Southwest Nimbus Ave., Beaverton
Saturday, December 17
Waverly United Church of Christ
3300 SE Woodstock St., Portland
Sunday, December 18
Alberta Main Street
1722 NE Alberta St., Portland
Monday, December 19
Black Santa reads to children at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
4605 NE Fremont St., Suite 208, Portland
Tuesday, December 20
Aloha United Methodist ChurchLocation
2270 SW 198th Ave., Aloha
Visit the Black Santa PDX website to register today!
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