This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.
Santa Claus is a Hardmode NPC vendor that arrives after the Frost Legion has been defeated, but only during the Christmas season (December 15th-31st), after which he dies. In the Mobile version, the Frost Legion does not need to be defeated and you don't have to be Hardmode and he will come randomly during the holiday season.
Santa Claus can be spawned at other times by changing your computer's date setting December 15th-31st. Changing the time back to normal will cause him to die at the next sunrise.
Santa Claus will defend himself against nearby Enemies by throwing baubles.
- Ho ho ho, and a bottle of... Egg Nog!
- What? You thought I wasn't real?
- Care to bake me some cookies?
- Santa Claus sells 39 items, which is more than any other NPC.
- In Console, he has a description in the housing section saying "A jolly old fellow"
- "Ho ho ho, and a bottle of... Egg Nog!" is a reference to "Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum," from the book Treasure Island
- On the mobile version, instead of saying "Santa Claus has arrived!", it just says "Santa Claus". Also, when he dies, it says "Santa Claus the Santa Сlaus was slain".
- He has the least number of names having only one.