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Black Santa hat was discontinued from RuneScape after an update, but still exists in-game for those who have it.
For the red version, see Santa hat.
Black Santa hat
Black Santa hat
AKA Blanta, BSH
Release date 20 December 2013 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Lendable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 160 coins
High alch 96 coins
Low alch 64 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 816,630,964 coins (info)
Buy limit 2
Examine It's a black Santa hat.
Weight 0.113 kg
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Black Santa hat detail
Black Santa chathead

The black Santa hat is a tradeable discontinued item players were able to obtain during the 15 Days of Christmas mini-event, starting on 20 December 2013, ending on 3 January 2014. The hat could be obtained by pulling a festive cracker, with a drop chance of 1 in 2000.[1] Wearing Christmas themed items increased the chance of crackers dropping while training any skill by 20% for each festive item equipped (for a maximum of 120% increased chance).

During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.

After an update, the black Santa hat can be reversibly combined with a Santa beard to obtain a black Santa hat with beard. The same can be done for the Santa hat, making a Santa hat with beard.

Combat StatsBlack Santa hat equipped

A player wearing a black Santa hat

Skill requirements
NoneHead slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses

Price historyEdit

The Grand Exchange price of black Santa hats rose from 200 million coins upon release on 17 December 2013 to an initial peak of nearly 267 million on 24 December. After reaching this peak, the price started to fall, possibly on market sentiment as to its appearance and scarcity, to a low of just under 230 million on 29 December. After the Twitter remark by Mod Pip that "so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type"[2] on 30 December, the price of the black hats rapidly made up lost ground and was trading at 380 million on World 2 by 2 January 2014. From 10 to 17 December 2015 its price was at a peak of 988,760,299.


  • Before its release, Mod Matthe transformed his character into a black Santa hat and moved around Lumbridge, showing the item's appearance to players.
  • When a player received a black Santa hat from a festive cracker, special fireworks would appear above the player and a server-wide announcement was made, saying: Someone pulled their festive cracker and received a black Santa hat!
  • The black Santa hat is the most valuable discontinued item to be released since 2002, and is one of only two modern discontinued items (the other being the holly wreath) to surpass the values of the h'ween masks and the original Santa hat.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.3
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?98.9%
Total materials received ?1
Possible materials
Cover parts Cover parts
Simple parts Simple parts
Padded parts Padded parts
Variable components Variable components


  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Michelle's Twitter account. 20 December 2013. Mod Michelle: "it was me, yes. Pretty sure the 10,000 came from someone reading the drop table reference wrongly"
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Pips's Twitter account. 30 December 2013. Mod Pips: "Incoming stat fact: so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type... 5 days left to try and get one!"

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