|Appearances:||Worlds and mobile versions|
|Equipment:||Red suit and hat|
|Death cry:||"Ho ho ho ho..."|
Santa Claus is a seasonal character in the Worlds and mobile versions of Rail Rush.
Santa Claus' appearance is relatively self-explanatory, as he is a cultural figure that people in many countries are highly familiar with.
In the Worlds version, Santa Claus is initially available for purchase. However, since he is a seasonal character, the same cannot be said with the mobile version. In that version, he is only available for purchase from November of every year to January of the next, which is usually when the game's Christmas mode is pushed onto mobile devices. In both versions, Santa Claus can be used anytime once he is purchased for 25,000 nuggets.
Santa Claus can destroy some giant snowballs during an avalanche in Snow Land.
With Santa Claus, there will be fewer dangerous giant snowballs that will roll down the tracks in the Snow Land's rumble valley. However, eliminating a giant snowball costs precious seconds of time, which means that Santa Claus cannot eliminate every giant snowball, and is especially unable to eliminate giant snowballs that are coming too close to the cart. The player should remain alert and take necessary evasive action against any giant snowballs that remain an imminent threat.