About Coastal Santa Claus


Dale & Trish Parris are both retired US Marines. In addition to service in the US Marine Corps, Santa Dale has worked for and retired from the US Federal Government. Mrs. “Trish” Claus is an avid quilter, crafter and volunteer for the community. Mrs. Claus has also spent time working and volunteering in the Virginia school system. Santa and Mrs. Claus are proud parents and grandparents. Santa and Mrs. Claus dress in custom made suits and dresses of red with white fur of the highest quality with authentic boots, belts and accessories. Santa is hearty, warm and charming, with ‘natural’ white hair and real beard, rosy red cheeks, a twinkle in his eyes, and a magical laugh. Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy bringing smiles to faces of all ages.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are available year round for:

  • Hospital/hospice visits & church events
  • Family visits & private business
  • Carriage rides & corporate events
  • Holiday parties & parades
  • Special events & media print
  • Special gift delivery & advertising
  • Nursing home & senior citizen visits
  • Breakfast w/Santa & Beach visits during the summer
  • Christmas in July (and many more!)
  • School & scouting events

Your visit with Santa can be customized to fit your needs with photos, story time, songs, passing out gifts, and questions from the children (and adults). We also do photos with pets IF prior arrangements with Santa have been made. If you have a special request, we will be happy to consider it.

Santa & Mrs. Claus have participated in many hours of professional training at various schools including The C.W. Howard School for Santa & The International University of Santa Claus (IUSC), and also attend annual conventions & workshops for continuing education.

Keep the Twinkle in Your Eyes and the
Spirit of Christmas in Your Heart All Year!


Santa & Mrs. Claus are active members of several professional Santa organizations including:

  • IBRBS – International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas
  • Real Santas.com
  • Red Suit Society
  • Palmetto Santas
  • National Beard Registry (#2278)

Santa and Mrs. Claus will provide references upon request.