Welcome to Colchester's Greatest Santa - Retired

Colchester’s Greatest Santa is available to hire to attend all types of events, in and around the Colchester area throughout December. Whether you’re looking to hire Santa for a home visit, a village hall, hospital or for a street tour on Santa’s Sleigh, for a totally authentic Santa look no further than Colchester’s Greatest Santa.

Colchester’s Greatest Santa has been appearing since 2000, and carries out all his Santa visits in the name of charity. Colchester’s Greatest Santa works closely with both Colchester Food Bank and Colchester Children’s Charity to raise money for the local community. You can also choose to donate to a charity of your choice if you prefer. Please visit Our Charities page to find out more information on how you can make a donation.

Colchester’s Greatest Santa is a traditional Santa, who aims to get everyone involved in the Christmas fun– both young and old. Along with his jolly demeanour, he has a warm and genuine personality, and comes across as a completely realistic, life-like and sincere Santa.  A gentle and professional approach puts children at ease and he makes sure that he spends time with each and every child creating memories for the whole family.  

Only so many days left until Christmas. Book your Santa today!

33 Days 12 Hours 42 Minutes 51 Seconds


As Santa, I am available to attend/appear to many different types of events all in the name of charity. Whether it’s in your house, a Village Hall, Hospital, Church or Sleigh.

However, I do get booked quickly so I apologise if I am unavailable at the exact time and date you require, but I will do my best to fit you in.

When you contact me and before booking, I will go through a few items that we need to discuss, such as type of venue, place, time etc but also about what you need to do.

I DO NOT provide presents. This is for 2 simple reasons: 1. I would have to charge extra which can take away from the donation. Which no one wants. 2. If you provide the presents, the recipients get exactly what you want and everyone is happy with.

For example: People with allergies etc, we do not want them to receive dairy/chocolate or nuts.

When you hire me, you hire a traditional Santa who talks to everyone at the event, young and old. I take the role very seriously and professionally however I AM NOT a professional, I am a volunteer.

All dates and times booked through me are negotiable and, if i need to alter or move them, i hold the right to do so.

For example, if i am running late due to visiting a children's hospital, i do not accept complaints from the clients if i am unable turn up on time to their event. I will notify all clients with plenty of warning and will try to stick to times booked but this is for charity and sometimes times go astray slightly. I do expect everyone to be understanding. It is Christmas after all!!!

Our Charities

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving which is why Colchester's Greatest Santa was created. We support two local charities; The Colchester Food Bank and Colchester Children's Charity. Both are worthy causes and are especially needed around Christmas time so everyone can enjoy the festive season no matter the circumstances. If you would like to raise money for your own charity by hiring Colchester's Greatest Santa we can do that too!

About Stuart

His secret is out! Stuart Bull is a self confessed Christmas fanatic and is Colchester's Greatest Santa!. Stuart has been carrying out his festive calling since December 2000, growing in popularity each year. Adored by young and old, when the costume goes on, Santa comes alive! All for charity and good will. Find out more about Stuart here.


Colchester's Greatest Santa has been making dreams come true for children, families, young and old for over 15 years in and around Colchester, Essex. Please take a look at Santa's Gallery Grotto where you can see some of the magical memories created and cherished by Colchester's Greatest Santa.

Hire and Services

Colchester's Greatest Santa is available to hire for parties, outdoor events, schools, home visits, anywhere where Christmas cheer is needed. Colchester’s Greatest Santa has full public liability insurance and has, of course up to date CRB/DBS certificates. You can view these here. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment!


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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas

Hire a traditional Santa for all your Christmas events

Personalised home visits
for young & old
Visits to village halls, schools, churches
Street tours complete with Santa sleigh

Contact Us


07949 016 222


27 Roosevelt Way, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8SY

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