Santa Claus School
A Non-Profit Organization
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Charles W. Howard
Established 1937
CWH Santa Claus School Information
​A Note from Holly

Whoa Reindeer!  The time is finally here!  The 80th Anniversary year of the CWH Santa Claus School!

It's time to get ready for the 2017 Santa School year! The Santa Claus legend has endured many centuries. The CWH Santa Claus School has BECOME a legend as it enters this century with its 80th year of classes.  We are inspired and impressed by the schools history and the Santa Claus legend.

We come together to share our common love of Christmas and the magical spirit of Santa Claus. The School will be filled with the love, laughter, and learning that has made it the oldest and most famous school of it's kind. We will cover all the traditions and values that began 80 year ago, along with new and updated information to keep us all in good shape; physically, mentally, and spiritually.

During the Santa School, you will meet Santas and Mrs. Santas from around the world, whom together have over 1000 years of Santa experience. Everyone will contribute stories and suggestions that make up the Santa lore. The knowledge gained and the wonderful people attending can not be described as anything short of magically Christmas!

The school will be in session October 26th, 27th and 28th. It will be held at various convenient places in Midland, Michigan. We would love you to be a part of our 2017 school year. It wouldn't be the same without you. Class begins at 9:00am on October 26th, 2017.

Come and experience what Christmas and CWH Santa Claus School anniversary dreams are made of!

                                                                                                                Believing...Sincerely in Santa,
                                                                                                                                      Holly Valent
The CWH Santa Claus School captures the Spirit of Santa Claus and brings to life the legends and facts of Saint Nicholas.  Our expert lecturers from all over the US and Canada teach the heart of Santa.  Students attending the school will experience and learn:

  •   The History of Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus
  •   Proper dress and use of make-up
  •   Experience for radio and television interviews
  •   Santa Sign Language
  •   Live reindeer habits
  •   Practice Santa flight lessons
  • ​  Newest toys and gadgets on wishlists
  •   A trip to the Largest Christmas Store in the World
  •   Friday & Saturday dinners are included
  •   And much, much more!
80th Anniversary of the CWH Santa Claus School 1937-2017

Come, and be a part of this historic 80th Anniversary year of the Santa Claus School.  The school is located in Midland, Michigan.  In 2017, the CWH Santa Claus School 2 will be on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  We opened up a second school due to our extensive waitlist.  This school will be much smaller and more like the format of the original CWH Santa Claus School.  

CWH SANTA CLAUS SCHOOL IS FULL for 2017. We opened a second school in November, CWHSS School 2 for those who did not get in to the October classes.
OCTOBER SCHOOL IS FULL: ​Come, and be a part of this historic 80th Anniversary year of the Santa Claus School. The school is located in Midland, Michigan. In 2017, the CWH Santa Claus School will be on October 26th, 27th, & 28th.  

How to register: Please fill out the online application by clicking on the green button. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a PayPal invoice that must be paid within 10 days to reserve your spot.  The CWH Santa School will then send you an email with additional school details and your official acceptance letter. Please add us to your email contacts so that our email correspondences will not go to your SPAM folder.

Need help using PayPal?  Follow the steps in this link: How do I pay for a payment request or invoice?

​*Please note that we will review the applications at the beginning of each month and will respond as soon as we can.  We are a small non-profit with no employees. We have limited business hours starting in August.  However, we will review applications at the beginning of each month.  You will receive a PayPal invoice if your application has been approved.  Once payment has been made, you will receive an official acceptance letter.  Registration closes on or before September 15th. Class size is limited.

Hotel & Airport information is at the bottom of this page.
Travel Accommodations:
Prices for the CWH Santa Claus School can be found on our registration form. Friday and Saturday dinners are included in the school tuition. Students are responsible for all travel, transportation, and hotel accommodations.

The CWH Santa Claus School is located in Midland, Michigan.  The closest airport is the MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw, Michigan (14 miles).  Other airports include the Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, Michigan (65 miles) and the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW) in Detroit, Michigan (136 miles.)

Some hotel accommodations in the Midland area include:
Baymont Inn  989-631-0070
Springhill Suites    989-837-2700
Sleep Inn     989-837-1010
Hampton Inn   989-837-4000
H Hotel   989-839-0500