Santa Claus

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Santa Claus
Santa Claus.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Map Icon Santa Claus.png
Map Icon
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

Santa Claus is a Desktop versionConsole version3DS version Hardmode / Mobile Version pre-Hardmode NPC vendor that arrives after the Frost Legion has been defeated, but only during the Christmas season (Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console version December 15–December 31 / Mobile Version3DS version December 1–January 15), after which he dies. He sells many Christmas-themed decorations and vanities during this time.

Desktop VersionConsole Version Santa Claus will defend himself against nearby Enemies by throwing baubles.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Santa HatSanta Hat 150000*15 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Santa ShirtSanta Shirt 150000*15 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Santa PantsSanta Pants 150000*15 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Christmas TreeChristmas Tree 2500*25 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red LightRed Light 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Green LightGreen Light 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Blue LightBlue Light 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Star Topper 1Star Topper 1Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Star Topper 2Star Topper 2Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Star Topper 3Star Topper 3Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
505 Topper505 TopperOld-gen console version 5 Silver Coin Always available.
Bow TopperBow TopperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White GarlandWhite GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White and Red GarlandWhite and Red GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red GarlandRed GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Green GarlandRed and Green GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Green GarlandGreen GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Green and White GarlandGreen and White GarlandDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Multicolored BulbMulticolored BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red BulbRed BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Yellow BulbYellow BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Green BulbGreen BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Green BulbRed and Green BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Yellow and Green BulbYellow and Green BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Yellow BulbRed and Yellow BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White BulbWhite BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White and Red BulbWhite and Red BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White and Yellow BulbWhite and Yellow BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
White and Green BulbWhite and Green BulbDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Multicolored LightsMulticolored LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red LightsRed LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Green LightsGreen LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Blue LightsBlue LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Yellow LightsYellow LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Yellow LightsRed and Yellow LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Green LightsRed and Green LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Yellow and Green LightsYellow and Green LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Blue and Green LightsBlue and Green LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Red and Blue LightsRed and Blue LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Blue and Yellow LightsBlue and Yellow LightsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png Always available.

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 Party:

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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Christmas can be "activated" by setting your computer's date to a day between December 15th and 31st, and on the Console version Console version, disconnecting from Xbox Live/PSN and changing the console time. On mobile you should disconnect from automatic date/time updates, and set the time to any day in December, however this does not work for some devices, and for the 3DS version, go to System Settings and set the date there. However, if you wish to not change your device's time to avoid messing up scheduled programs, you can use applications such as RunAsDate to launch Terraria with a changed time/date.
  • Changing the time back to normal will cause him to die at the next sunrise.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Santa Claus sells 39 items at one time, which is more than any other NPC excluding the post-Golem Tavernkeep, who has 40 items available at one time.
  • You cannot 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 "Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum," from the book Treasure Island
    • The Pirate also makes this reference, saying, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of... Blinkroots!"
  • He has the least number of possible names, having only one.
  • His inventory consists of mostly Christmas decorations, which means he is essential for putting a Christmas touch to your House.

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.