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How Old is Santa Claus in 2019?

Would you like to know what Santa's age is today?
Do you know how old he is in real life?
Santa's Grumpy Elf does!

Keep reading to learn more about how old Santa Claus is right now!

How Old Is Santa Claus right now?

I'm Santa's Grumpy Elf. I know all about Santa Claus, including how old he is and when he was born.

So just how old is Santa Claus right now, in 2019, anyway?  The answer might surprise you!  (I hope you're sitting down.)

The quick answer is that Santa Claus is 1,748 years old (but that is a young age for an elf! Even for a grumpy old elf like me!)

The longer answer is that Santa Claus is 1,748 years, 11 months, 16 days, 0 hours and 8 minutes old!

(And there's even more to that long answer if you keep reading!)

More AboutSanta's Age


Santa is a bit modest about his age.  When you email Santa, he often answers that he stopped counting his birthdays when he turned 550 years old.

Can I tell you a secret?  Mrs. Claus doesn't really like it when Santa tells people how old he is.  So sometimes Santa will just say I am as old as my nose and a wee bit older than Mrs. Claus!  And that's all Mrs. Claus will let me say about that!  He's such a gentleman!  (He didn't learn that from this grumpy elf I'll tell you!)

Sometimes, to keep people guessing, Santa will also say I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth!

If you want to see what other people have said, you can go to Santa's blog.

What IsSanta's Secret?

Father Christmas started life as a normal human.  As he grew older, he became very well-known for helping others.  Perhaps it was his generosity or kind heart that turned him into Saint Nick on December 6th, 343 AD.  Because he looked old when he became Saint Nicholas, he never changed again.

He didn't change his looks, but luckily for us elves, he did change his clothes!  Otherwise we'd be calling him Stinky Claus!  (But hey, I'm just a grumpy elf.)

When was Santa Born?

I'll bet you want to know when Santa was born now too!

Oh, I hate doing math. I'd rather make toys! Ok, Ok, so it's 2019 right now and Father Christmas is 1,748 years, 11 months, 16 days, 0 hours and 8 minutes old.

That must mean that Saint Nicholas was born in... the year of the cat! Oh, no, wait, that doesn't help! Father Christmas was born in... a chimney? I told you I hate doing math!

Wait, I've got it! I know the answer to when Santa was born! Yippee! I know what year Santa Claus was born in!

Oh, right, you probably want me to tell you that Santa Claus was born in the year 270 but I'm a grumpy elf so I'm not going to tell you that. So there! That'll teach you for asking me math questions!

When is Santa's Birthday?

Grumpy birthday to me, Grumpy birthday to me, I drank too much soda, now I have to go...

...brush teeth!  (Hey, what did you think I was going to say?!?! Hrrumph!)

So when is Santa Claus' birthday? Well, I'm not going to tell you!

I'm not going to tell you because I wasn't born yet, so I don't know!

I did ask jolly Saint Nicholas when his birthday was once. He pretended to get all grumpy and say How would I know when I was born? I was just a baby! (I think he was pretending to be me. He didn't do a very good job of it though.)

I do know that we celebrate Saint Nicholas Day on December 6th every year. So I'm going to say that is Father Christmas' birthday. If you don't like it then you can pretend to be grumpy too... or go brush your teeth!

And now I think it's time for my nap again!

More Answers to your Questions

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