Black Santa made his first appearance at Christmas 1976 when Dean Sammy Crooks sat out in front of Belfast Cathedral collecting money for local charities. He was dubbed Black Santa by the local media as he wore an Anglican clerical cloak to protect him from the cold and rain.
The tradition has been continued down the years and the current Dean, Very Rev. Stephen Forde stands outside the Cathedral in the lead up to Christmas in 2022.
Music provided by Laganvale Band.