Karl Ward is a semi-professional pirate/entertainer at Renaissance festivals and Christmas events. Based out of Dallas, Karl is a self-described eccentric who would rather enjoy the ride than lean in to any competitive streak. Breaking with tradition, he created his Pirate Santa character. He spends Christmas Eve in Mexico as "Santa Pirata" then is off to the Caribbean for Christmas Day. Karl likes to sing Christmas carols while strumming his ukulele, and hopes to be Santa for the rest of his life.