Santa Claus School
A Non-Profit Organization

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

Mark your calendars! Set your schedules! It's time to get ready for the 2016 Santa School year! The Santa Claus legend has endured many centuries. The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is becoming a legend as it enters this century with its 79th year of classes. We are inspired and impressed by the school's 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 over half a century ago, along with new and updated information to keep us all in good shape, both physically and mentally.

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 will assure lasting memories.

The school will be in session October 27th, 28th and 29th. It will be held at the Santa House in downtown Midland, Michigan on the corner of Isabella and Main Street. We hope you can be a part of our 2016 school year. It wouldn't be the same without you. Class begins at 9:00am on October 27th, 2016.

Come and experience what Christmas dreams are made of!
                                                                                                                Believing...Sincerely in Santa,
                                                                                                                                      Holly Valent, registrar
The CWH Santa Claus School captures the Spirit of Santa Claus and brings to life the legends and facts of Saint Nicholas.  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!
Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School 1937-2016

Come, and be a part of this historic 79th anniversary year of the Santa Claus School.  The school is located at the Santa House in downtown Midland, Michigan.  In 2016, the CWH Santa Claus School will be on October 27th, 28th, & 29th.

How to register: Please fill out the online application, by clicking on the green button. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, 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. 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 July, however, we will review and accept applications at the beginning of each month.  Registration closes September 15.
*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:
Springhill Suites    989-837-2700
Sleep Inn     989-837-1010
Hampton Inn   989-837-4000
Baymont Inn    989-631-0070