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 2015 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 15th, 16th and 17th. 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 2015 school year. It wouldn't be the same without you. Class begins at 9:00am on October 15th, 2015.

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 be 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
  •   And much, much more!
  •   Dinners are included as well as a trip to the Largest Christmas Store in the World
Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School 1937-2015

Come, and be a part of this historic 78th anniversary year of the Santa Claus School.  The school is located at the Santa House in downtown Midland, Michigan.  This year the CWH Santa Claus School will be on October 15, 16, & 17, 2015.  

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 5 business 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?

Hotel information is at the bottom of this page.
Hotel Accommodations in the Midland area include:

Springhill Suites    989-837-2700    Book your Springhill Suites group rate for Santa School, by 9/14
Sleep Inn     989-837-1010
Hampton Inn   989-837-4000
Baymont Inn    989-422-2744
Please mention you are a registered student with the CWH Santa Claus School.  Some hotels have blocks reserved for our students until October 1 or until they are filled.

Prices for the CWH Santa Claus School can be found on our Registration form.  Hotel accommodations are not included.