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Meet Santa Jac

The Triad's Premier Santa

Santa Jac Grimes is a lifelong resident of Guilford County and currently lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife Liz. They  celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year in June. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas and has served as National Chairman of the Board. 

 

In addition to his professional Santa work, Santa Jac donates his time as Santa to multiple community events in and around Greensboro, NC.

 

He is Santa for the Fox 8 Holiday Concerts, Thomasville Tree Lighting and appeared in both the Thomasville and Greensboro Christmas Parades and is Santa for the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte.

 

From 2007 to 2019 on Christmas Eve he and Mrs. Claus went to Women's Hospital for Baby's first Santa Photo. Unfortunately the Pandemic cancelled that event in 20 and 21. 

He holds an Advanced Masters Degree of Santa Clausology from the International University of Santa Claus in Riverside California and has been portraying the Jolly ol' Elf since 2006. Santa Jac Grimes is a Real Bearded Santa 365 days a year.

In 2018 Santa Jac was inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame for his continued work with the families of North Carolina. 

Santa Jac is pictured here at Castle McCulloch. Photo courtesy Magnolia Ridge Photography. 

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International Santa Claus Hall of Fame – December 2018

Santa Jac Grimes is a lifelong resident of Guilford County and currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. His Santa community service contributions rival Santa’s list of presents. He’s Santa for Fox 8’s free concerts at the Greensboro Coliseum and Lawrence Joel Coliseum. On Christmas Eve, he and his wife of over 45 years make the rounds at a women’s hospital to have his picture taken with babies. He’s worked at Kids Path, a hospice unit for kids with serious illnesses or grief.
 
Grimes is a founder of the International Brotherhood of Real-Bearded Santas and has served as National Chairman of the Board. He holds an Advanced Master’s Degree of Santa Claus-ology from the International University of Santa Claus.

https://www.santaclaushall.com/2018-inductees/jac-grimes-2/

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