Ho-Ho-Holding onto the Magic: A Guide to Santa Schools in the United States

Ho-Ho-Holding onto the Magic: A Guide to Santa Schools in the United States

Melissa W.

Being Santa Claus is more than just a seasonal gig. It's a calling, a mission to spread Christmas cheer and make children's (and adults') dreams come true. But even Santas need training! Luckily, the United States has a surprising number of Santa Claus schools where aspiring Saint Nicks can hone their skills and perfect their jolly personas.

Here's a glimpse into some of the best Santa schools in the U.S.:

  1. Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School (Midland, Michigan): The granddaddy of them all, this school has been training Santas since 1937. Its five-day program covers everything from beard care and suit maintenance to storytelling and child psychology.
  2. International University of Santa Claus (Various Locations): This unique school offers its programs on cruise ships and at regional locations, making it accessible to Santas across the country. Their curriculum emphasizes diversity and inclusion, ensuring every child sees a Santa they can relate to.
  3. Worldwide Santa Claus Network (Various Locations): Known as "The Stanford of Santa Claus Schools," WSCN offers year-round training to annual members of varying levels with many moving on to becoming Santas in the entertainment industry. 
  4. Northern Lights Santa Academy (Atlanta, Georgia): With sessions of fresh Santa curriculum happening every spring and fall, this academy is known as "a leader in innovative and quality education for all members of the Christmas community," and is the largest of its kind in the Southeast.

Beyond the Top Four:

These are just a few of the many Santa schools across the U.S. Each one offers a unique program and caters to different learning styles. So, whether you're a seasoned elf looking to brush up on your skills or a complete newbie with a twinkle in your eye, there's a Santa school out there for you.

Remember, being Santa is more than just wearing a red suit and saying "Ho ho ho." It's about spreading joy, making memories, and believing in the magic of Christmas. So if you have the heart for it, don't hesitate to enroll in a Santa school and start your jolly journey!

Have you been to a Santa School? Let us know in the comments!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Senior Class Graduation Products!


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