Santa Claus

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Santa Claus
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Map Icon Santa Claus.png
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Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%

Santa Claus is a Hardmode NPC vendor that arrives after the Frost Legion has been defeated, but only during the Christmas season (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions December 15 – December 31 / 3DS version December 1 – January 15, Desktop and Mobile versions or unlocked for an in-game day outside of those dates by completing the Frost Moon), after which he dies. He sells many Christmas-themed decorations and vanities during this time.

Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Santa Claus will defend himself against nearby enemies by throwing baubles.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy RingDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Santa HatSanta Hat 15 Always available.
Santa ShirtSanta Shirt 15 Always available.
Santa PantsSanta Pants 15 Always available.
Christmas TreeChristmas Tree 25 Always available.
Red LightRed Light 5 Always available.
Green LightGreen Light 5 Always available.
Blue LightBlue Light 5 Always available.
Star Topper 1Star Topper 1Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Star Topper 2Star Topper 2Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Star Topper 3Star Topper 3Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
505 Topper505 TopperOld-gen console version 5 Always available.
Bow TopperBow TopperDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White GarlandWhite GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White and Red GarlandWhite and Red GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red GarlandRed GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Green GarlandRed and Green GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Green GarlandGreen GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Green and White GarlandGreen and White GarlandDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Multicolored BulbMulticolored BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red BulbRed BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Yellow BulbYellow BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Green BulbGreen BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Green BulbRed and Green BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Yellow and Green BulbYellow and Green BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Yellow BulbRed and Yellow BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White BulbWhite BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White and Red BulbWhite and Red BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White and Yellow BulbWhite and Yellow BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
White and Green BulbWhite and Green BulbDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Multicolored LightsMulticolored LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red LightsRed LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Green LightsGreen LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Blue LightsBlue LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Yellow LightsYellow LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Yellow LightsRed and Yellow LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Green LightsRed and Green LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Yellow and Green LightsYellow and Green LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Blue and Green LightsBlue and Green LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Red and Blue LightsRed and Blue LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Blue and Yellow LightsBlue and Yellow LightsDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions 5 Always available.
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop and Mobile versions 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikesn/an/a
Hates

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Interaction quotes[edit | edit source]

    • "Ho ho ho, and a bottle of... Egg Nog!"
    • "What? You thought I wasn't real?"
    • "Care to bake me some cookies?"

    During a PartyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions:

    • "Come now, you didn't think I only celebrated on Christmas did you?"

    When it's raining:

    • "Got a torch? If so, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?!"

    During a Windy DayDesktop and Mobile versions:

    • "Ho ho! My reindeer will fly at mach speeds, tonight!"

    During a Storm:

    • "Oh ho... whoah! There goes Dasher. There went Donner, too!"

    When in a GraveyardDesktop and Mobile versions:

    • "Ho ho ho! Wait, look at this place... did I come two months too early!?"
    • "Naughty or Nice? Hm, how unusual... the people here have all been crossed off my list for some time now."
  • Happiness quotes Desktop and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

  • When homeless:

    • "I can't just go back to the north pole when I please, ho ho ho! Think you can spot me a temporary house?"

    When far from home:

    • "Hello there! I'm far from my temporary home!"

    When in a sparse area:

    • "Ho ho ho! Just me and my elves, a perfect place for my remote workshop."

    When overcrowded:

    • "I prefer to work alone, in the presence of just my elves. I dislike all the distractions!"
    • "This is a pretty big crowd, each and every one on the naughty list. I hate carrying that heavy bag of coal!"

    When in the Snow Biome:

    • "I absolutely love it here! Are you surprised? Who thought I wouldn't like the Snow?"

    When in the Desert:

    • "I'm adding you to the naughty list for putting me in a awful place like the Desert."

    When near the Tax Collector:

    • "I hate people who don't believe in me! For example, [Name of Tax Collector] the Tax Collector, the naughtiest I've ever known!"
  • Tips[edit | edit source]

    This content is transcluded from Christmas § Tips.

    • Christmas can be "activated" by setting the device's date to any date within the respective Christmas timespan.
      • Desktop version Change the computer's date to any day between December 15th and 31st.
      • Console version Disconnect from Xbox One Xbox Live / PS4 PSN and change the console time.
      • Mobile version Disconnect from automatic date/time updates and change the time manually. Note that this does not work for some devices.
      • 3DS version Go to "System Settings" and set the date there.
      • Nintendo Switch Go to "System Settings" and go to "system", click on "Date and Time" and set the time there.
    If a change of the device's time is undesired, applications like "RunAsDate" allow launching Terraria with a changed time and date.
    • Changing the time back to normal will cause him to die at the next sunrise.
      • If he is spawned in while it is not Christmas via TShock or similar third-party software, he will die instantly.
    • As long as the Frost Legion is defeated once in a world, he will arrive every time Christmas content is active in that world. They do not need to be defeated each Christmas.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • Santa Claus sells 39 items at any given time, more than any other NPC.
      • Two other NPCs sell more items only during certain conditions. The Golfer sells 39 items only if the player has a golf score of 2000 or higher. If the Golfer is happy enough, he will additionally sell a Pylon, therefore expanding his supplies to 40. Also, the TavernkeepDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions will have 40 items available once Golem has been defeated.
      • It is not possible to buy back items sold to this NPC since the last item slot cannot hold any sold items.
    • In the Console version Console version, 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 the fictional sea song Dead Man's Chest, originally from Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel Treasure Island which was first published in 1883. The song contains the verse "Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum".
      • The Pirate also makes this reference, saying, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of....blinkroots!"
      • Original recipes for traditional alcoholic eggnog can include rum, meaning Santa really is quite a jolly old fellow.
    • He has the least number of possible names, having only one.
    • In the housing menu, he is described as "Santa Claus the Santa Claus".
    • Santa hating the Tax Collector is likely a reference to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, where protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge (whom the Tax Collector is based on) despises everything to do with Christmas, hence Santa hating him.
    • This is currently the only NPC to actively love or hate a biome – all other NPCs simply like or dislike certain biomes.
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Santa Claus: "Only present during a specific time of year, Santa Claus makes a big entrance and an even bigger, rather explosive exit. Ho! Ho! Ho!"

    History[edit | edit source]

    • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
      • Now attacks enemies in sight by throwing baubles.
      • Sprite updated.
    • Mobile 1.2.10061: Santa now requires the Frost Legion to be defeated before he'll spawn.