What we're about
New England Santa Society is an independent, nonprofit association of members from all six New England states. Our purpose is to bring together those who portray Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf and other holiday characters for sharing, socializing, learning, networking, and service.
The organization holds meetings and activities regularly throughout the region for the benefit, edification, enjoyment, and socialization of the members and guests. NESS also sponsors the New England Santa Academy, a school for Santas by Santas.
Full voting membership is open to any Santa, real bearded or not, Mrs. Claus, elf, reindeer handler, helper, and other holiday performer from the six New England states and immediate vicinity. Associate non-voting membership is open to anyone.
New England Santa Society is an official chapter of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. The organization cooperates with and fosters Santa events and holiday activities organized by other groups and individuals in the region when possible.