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


2021 Black Santa Events

Santa is excited to meet you! He asks that you please register below. This registration tracks how many people he should anticipate for each event!

Black Santa 21 Cascade PDX (1)

Sunday, Nov 28th 2021

Cascade Church
8835 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97266

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Black Santa 21 Twin Falls

 Friday, Dec 3rd 2021


Yellow Brick Cafe
136 Main Ave N, Twin Falls, ID 83301

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Black Santa 21 Boise Idaho

Saturday, Dec 4th 2021

1pm - 3pm

Idaho Black History Museum
508 Julia Davis Drive Boise 83702

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Black Santa 21 Alberta Main Street

Sunday, Dec 5th 2021


Alberta Main Street
1722 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

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Black Santa 21 Groves PDX

Friday, Dec 10th 2021

The Groves
3520 Yamhill St. Portland,OR 97214

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Black Santa 21 Parade PDX

Saturday, Dec 11th 2021:

Gilbert Park (11-1pm)
Alder Elementary (2-4pm)

Holla Mentor’s Parade
View Parade Route

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Black Santa 21 Groves PDX

Sunday, Dec 12th 2021

The Groves
3520 Yamhill St. Portland,OR 97214

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Black Santa 21 Black Parent's Initiative PDX

 Friday, Dec 17th 2021

Black Parent’s Initiative
901 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232

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Black Santa 21 Eugene

 Friday, Dec 18th 2021

1385 Oakway Road, Eugene, OR 97401

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Black Santa 21: Seattle

Monday, Dec 20th 2021

Acts on Stage
Hosted at Classic Eats
915 SW 152nd
Burien, WA

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Black Santa 21 Aloha UMC

 Thursday, 23rd 2021

Aloha UMC
2270 SW 198th Ave Beaverton, OR

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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 visits the Idaho Black History Museum

Black Santa originated in Atlanta, Georgia and when the Barber family moved to Portland nearly a decade ago they wanted to continue this tradition.

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Black Santa comes to Twin Falls

Black Santa is in place so that people can have representation for the good that Santa represents in the world.

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Black Santa coming to the Black History Museum: 'A figure that ignites their imagination'

Black Santa is coming to the Black History Museum on Saturday. It will be a unique visit. Because of the pandemic, Santa will be in a giant snow globe. And although kids won't be able to sit on his lap and whisper in his ear like some were able to do on Thursday night.

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Black Santa spreads cheer in SE Portland

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

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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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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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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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