Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™

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Name: Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™

Licensor: Copyrights Group

Copyright Notice: FATHER CHRISTMAS™ by Raymond Briggs
© Raymond Briggs/Blooming Productions 2020 Books Published by Puffin.
Licensed by Copyrights Group.

Primary Target: Pre-school children

Secondary Target: The whole family


These are the official Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™ licensed characters.

Rainbow Productions holds the UK’s official licence to manage the personal appearances of Father Christmas at public events on behalf of the brand owner.

Book our character costumes to attend your corporate event. They provide family-friendly content – perfect for entertaining guests and attracting customers at organisations such as:

  • Shopping Centres
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Retailer In-Store Activities
  • Children’s Festivals

We take care of everything; our full service includes the copyrighted character costume, trained performer and Road Manager (minder) to accompany the character. Please visit our character events page to find out more.

Due to the nature of the events we manage, we are not able to supply characters for private children’s parties or similar events.

Our licensed character costumes are not available to hire on a costume-only basis. Characters are booked at a single day or an overnight rate, depending on event location, rather than for shorter time periods.

Our aim is to bring these famous characters to life to create a magical experience for children when they meet the characters

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™ is a stereotypical grumpy old man who on the surface lives a normal life. In fact, he’s busy getting ready for Christmas. Father Christmas loves a good moan and groan but deep down he loves his job and his animals.

This Father Christmas doesn’t have a Mrs Claus nor does he have elves to help him. Instead he lives with his cat, dog and two reindeer.


  • Father Christmas™ and Father Christmas Goes on Holiday books have sold more than one million copies.
  • Mel Smith voices a wonderfully grumpy Father Christmas in the Blooming Productions’ animation, now a seasonal classic in both DVD and Channel 4 broadcast.
  • Father Christmas featured in The Snowman and The Snowdog special which launched on Channel 4 Christmas 2012.
  • Continued commitment to the publishing programme by Penguin Group.
  • Mascot costume Raymond Briggs’Father Christmas is available to attend UK events.


Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas™


Rainbow Productions has 30 years of specialist experience in delivering authentic character appearances within a range of environments. All of our costume characters available for personal appearances are managed under licence and are 100% official. With a trained performer and dedicated road manager, we aim to make your event an experience your guests will love!

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