About Florida Kris Kringle

Florida Kris Kringle doesn’t portray Santa Claus. He is Santa Claus. You see, being Santa isn’t just about wearing a costume. It’s so much more than that. To be Santa, the magic and wonder, and the desire to spread cheer and goodwill must begin in the heart.

From the moment he put on the Santa suit, he knew it was meant to be. Some might say the suit fit like a glove. With a twinkle in his eyes, and a deep, resonating voice, he delights in interacting with young children to older adults. You won’t get any more real than this.

Florida Kris Kringle is Florida’s premier Santa Claus. He is a former law enforcement officer who retired as one of the most honored and decorated police officers in the State of Florida.

He’s no stranger to positive interaction with children, and his work with children includes having served as a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Instructor in Palm Beach County schools, Police Explorer Program leader, and having served on the Board of Directors for Palm Beach County Special Olympics. In addition, he is a father himself.


  • Clan Claus Society
  • Danish Santa Claus Guild
  • Palm Tree Santas
  • Regional Municipality of the North Pole
  • Santa’s Drill Team
  • The National Beard Registry – Registration # 7587
  • The Red Suit Society


  • Clan Claus Society “Chairman’s Service Award” – 2015
  • Clan Claus Society “Order of the Benevolent Reindeer” – 2018
  • IBRBS Charitable Group Santa of the Year – 2015
  • Knights of Saint Nicholas – Knighted 2016
  • Order of Saint Nicholas Medal – 2018
  • Santa Claus Oath Foundation “Through the Eyes of a Child” Award – 2016


  • Discover Santa
  • International Santa Celebration
  • Professional Santa Claus School – Baccalaureate of Santaology
  • Saint Nicholas Institute
  • The International University of Santa Claus – Bachelor of SantaClausology
  • The Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop

You want the peace of mind of knowing who you are bringing into your home or business to interact with children. That’s why you can feel comfortable in knowing that in addition to a long esteemed career in law enforcement, Florida Kris Kringle still completes a criminal background check every year, and maintains a liability insurance policy to assure your safety. Copies of either are available upon request.