Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa" is a legendary and historical character associated with bringing gifts on Christmas. Santa Claus is traditionally depicted with a bushy white beard wearing a bright red coat with white cuffs and collar. On his head Santa dons a red-and-white bobble cap (a red cap with a white cuff and white bobble - the opposite coloring of Waldo's hat). Santa travels in a sleigh pulled by a team of flying reindeer.
Santa Claus appeared twice in the 1987 book Where's Waldo?. He first appears exaustedly hiking through the campsite scene with a heavy backpack and suffering from the heat. Santa reappears in the safari park where he is shown pulling a large reindeer in a sleigh (a comical reversal of the traditional roles).
Santa met Waldo in the 1992 direct-to-video special The Merry X-mas Mix Up. In the feature, Waldo and his friends help Santa unscramble his list and save Christmas.