Black Santa PDX

Black Santa 4x5.75 Label

A local Portland tradition and a wonderful time to build community during the holiday season.


Upcoming Black Santa Events

December 4th
Boise Idaho

December 5th
Twin falls Idaho

December 10th
Sunnyside - Groves
3520 Yamhill st Portland 97214

December 11th
Black Santa Parade SE PDX

December 12th
Sunnyside - Groves

December 17th
Black parents Initiative - Portland

December 18th

December 19th
Acts on Stage
Seattle - 10806 12th Ave Seattle 98146

December 22nd
PDX - Lilac Meadows
7740 SE Powell Portland 97206

December 23rd
PDX - Aloha UMC
2270 SW 198th ave Beaverton OR

Introducing: Black Santa Dark Roast Coffee

Leroy Barber, Portland's Black Santa, has teamed up with us to create the Black Santa Dark Roast, a chocolatey, rich, and smooth Honduran coffee!

These coffee beans are ideal for espresso drinks or for the dark coffee enthusiasts among us. We import them directly from Coffeerama Farms in Honduras, operated by our friend Erlin Barillas. The coffee features rich, bold, notes of chocolate with some roast character that make for an excellent black cup of coffee or shine through in milk-based drinks.

We import ethically traded coffee so you can enjoy your cup knowing the farmers and harvesters received fair pay.

We expect initial orders will ship on January 14th.

Press / News

Black Santa spreads cheer in SE Portland

Diverse representation of Saint Nick a highlight of the volunteer-led event

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As One of Portland’s Few Black Santas, Leroy Barber Couldn’t Just Cancel This Year. His Solution? A Giant Snow Globe.

It’s the best way he could think of to preserve a tradition that, in his view, holds more significance than simply marking the season.

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Portland Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact, there are rumors he’s already been spotted in some nearby malls.

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Black Santa visits Portland in a protective bubble

Leroy Barber is touring cities around Oregon and visiting kids.

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Being Santa Claus during the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted just about everything this year, including holiday traditions like visits with Santa Claus. But even amid this year’s challenges, the professionals who play St. Nick have managed to get creative by adapting their visits online or at a distance.

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Previous Year Black Santa Events

Black Santa in Eugene

Wednesday, December 16
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Black Santa PDX is coming to Eugene! This is a free, family-friendly, all-ages welcome opportunity. Come and meet Black Santa inside his snow globe! Santa’s helpers will be assisting with picture-taking. Be sure to register on EventBrite to reserve your time with Santa!

Soko Coffee will be on-site offering free steamers to kids. Reserve your spot here today!

Black Santa Wonderland - PDX

Saturday December 19 & Sunday December 20

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Santa will be outdoors inside a giant snow globe in front of a Christmas backdrop, where families can derive up and take their own family photos outside the globe.

Online Reservations are required for this event

Black Santa in Seattle

Thursday, December 10
Friday, December 11

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy a safe and family Friendly visit to the beautifully decorated Acts on Stage living room where you can et your picture taken with Santa in a snow globe. Only 3 visits per hour so reserve your spot early!

East Portland Neighborhood Parade

Saturday December 12

1:45pm - 3:00pm

Santa will be making his way through East Portland once neighborhood at a time. Check out the parade map to view his route.

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