πŸŽ… Santa Claus

Santa Claus, known in some countries as Father Christmas, brings joy to children at Christmas time. Married to Mrs Claus.

The Santa emoji had a frown on Android 4.4, which was resolved in Android 5.0 after a bug report was filed. Father Christmas smiles in the current version of Android.

Note: Father Christmas has a different origin to Santa Claus. Both are represented by this single emoji.

Santa Claus was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name β€œFather Christmas” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Also Known As

  • πŸŽ… Saint Nicholas
  • πŸŽ… Santa Claus
  • πŸŽ… Sinterklaas

Unicode Name

πŸŽ… Father Christmas


The Father Christmas emoji supports skin tone modifiers. A yellow (or other non-human) skin tone should be shown by default, unless an emoji modifier is applied.

Platforms without support for emoji modifiers display a missing symbol character (box with a cross, alien, or question mark in it) next to any modified emoji.



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