Santa Paul's Resume


Santa Paul is a Real Bearded Santa from Warwick, Rhode Island. Mr. & Mrs. Claus recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. They have 2 grown children, Justine (Tufts University '04) and Michael (Connecticut College '06). Santa is very active in his community as a teacher, coach, firefighter, referee, umpire and Hospice volunteer.


B.S. University of RI 1977 - Health and Physical Education

B.S. Roger Williams College 1988 - Public Administration

Associates of Arts - SantaClausology - International University of Santa Claus 2008


Santa is a former Warwick Firefighter/EMT, retired in 2005 with the rank of Lieutenant. He is a retired college baseball coach (2 years at Roger Williams College, 8 years at Providence College).

Santa Paul is a RI Certified Teacher. After teaching 38 years Santa retired in June, 2015. Santa spent the last 34 years teaching Physical Education at St. Peter's School in Warwick (Grades Preschool thru Grade 8).

Santa is also a trained volunteer for the Warwick Police Department as a member of the City of Warwick Juvenile Hearing Board appointed by the City Council for the past 22 years.

Santa can be seen across the state umpiring in numerous baseball leagues as a member of the R.I.U.A.

Santa is also an active, trained volunteer with Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.


Santa and Mrs. Claus usually start the season off riding on a fire truck and visiting the U.S. Coast Guard Exchange at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod, MA; other Massachusetts stops include The Village Toy Shoppe in both Canton and North Easton.

Santa loves to visit schools, nursing homes and day cares including St.Rose of Lima, St. Peter's, St. Kevin's, Edgewood Highland School, West Shore Health Center, Cherry Hill Manor, London Bridge Day Care, Alphabet Soup Day Care...

Santa also makes official stops at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Betty's Clowns and Candy Corner in Cranston, Damsha Irish Dance Studio, The Italian/American Club of Federal Hill and he will help you pick out your tree at Bayscape Nursery in Narragansett and Seasons of New England in Warwick. Santa visits many restaurants including "Breakfast with Santa" at Bistro 9 at East Greenwich Golf Course and Grill on Main and "Dinner with Santa" at the Crow's Nest Restaurant in Warwick.

In the past Santa has visited Cardi's Furniture "Christmas in July" celebration, Picture People Studios at the Silver City Galleria Mall in Taunton, Garden City Shopping Center, Kiddie Corner at Babies "R" Us in Milbury, MA, presided over North Providence Official Tree Lighting and "strolled" Federal Hill with its Chamber of Commerce.

Santa does many private parties where he will tell stories, read books and has milk and cookies (priceless). He is also available on Christmas Eve. Please book early for best available date, especially Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's in December. Don't wait as Santa's schedule fills up fast.

Santa recently attended the North East Santa Claus Convention at the Irish Village in Cape Cod, MA. Here Santa got to network and learn and share knowledge with over 70 Professional Santas from across the North East.

The Official Santa Claus Oath states that you promise to bring cheer and good will to all, you promise to create happiness, listen to dreams and know the "real reason for the season". And to these principles, Santa Paul is truly dedicated!


Joan Sickenger, Principal, St. Peter's School - 401-781-9242

Officer John Henry, Warwick Police Department - 401-737-2244

Santa Mark Greene - 401-639-3581