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 82nd year of the CWH Santa Claus School!

It's time to get ready for the 2019 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 82nd 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 82 years 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 3rd, 4th and 5th. It will be held at various convenient places in Midland, Michigan. We would love you to be a part of our 2019 school year. It wouldn't be the same without you. Class begins at 9:00am on October 3rd, 2019.

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
  •   Professional wig and beard applications for those without real beards
  •   Experience for radio and television interviews
  •   Santa Sign Language
  •   Singing, voice, and presentation skills
  •   Question & Answer forums
  •   Santa visit with children
  •   Accounting and business tips
  •   Marketing advice
  •   Live reindeer habits
  •   Meet real reindeer
  •   Mrs. Claus break out session
  •   Private tour of the Midland Santa House
  •   Practice Santa flight lessons
  •   Make toys in Santa's workshop
  • ​  Newest toys and gadgets on wishlists
  •   Health and Exercise 
  •   Greyhound Bus transportation for the Friday Afternoon Adventures
  •   A Polar Express Train Ride
  •   A trip to the Largest Christmas Store in the World
  •   Cookies and coffee
  •   4 full meals are included  
              Lunch on Thursday 
              Lunch on Friday 
              Dinner on Friday at a world famous chicken restaurant
              Dinner on Saturday at the Graduation Banquet
  •   And much, much more!
Travel 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
Midland Fairfield Inn & Suites  989-631-7100 (use the link to book using a group rate)
H Hotel   989-839-0500
 2019 CWH Santa Claus School Tuition

       New Student: $525                       New Couple (Santa & Mrs. Claus): $995 
       Alumni Student: $500                   Alumni Couple (Santa & Mrs. Claus): $945

The 2019 tuition includes all of the above experiences and meals.  Students are responsible for all other meals, travel, transportation, and hotel accommodations.  Travel accomodations can be found at the bottom of the page.
Classes will begin Thursday October 3rd at 9:00am.  The days will be filled with many activities and information.  The school officially ends after the Graduation Banquet on Saturday October 5th around 9:00pm.