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2023 Registration

Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School Registration

  • 2023 CWH Santa Claus School
    2023 CWH Santa Claus School
    Thu, Oct 05
    Midland Center For The Arts
    Oct 05, 9:00 AM EDT – Oct 07, 8:00 PM EDT
    Midland Center For The Arts, 1801 W St Andrews Rd, Midland, MI 48640, USA
    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."
  • Extra Guest Adventures
    Extra Guest Adventures
    Fri, Oct 06
    Oct 06, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Midland, Midland, MI, USA
    The CWH Santa Claus School has an option for registered students to purchase a ticket for an additional adult guest to attend the Friday Afternoon Adventures.
  • Extra Guest Graduation Banquet
    Extra Guest Graduation Banquet
    Sat, Oct 07
    Great Hall
    Oct 07, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Great Hall, 5221 Bay City Rd, Midland, MI 48642
    The CWH Santa Claus School has an option for registered students to purchase a ticket for an additional adult guest to attend the Saturday Graduation Banquet.

All Aboard the Polar Express

We are thrilled to announce an enchanting opportunity for all our esteemed students this holiday season. Experience the magic of Christmas with the iconic Original 1225 Polar Express Train!


The CWH Santa Claus School will travel to Owosso, Michigan, for this one-of-a-kind field trip. The train's vintage charm and heartwarming ambiance will transport you to the realm of childhood dreams, envisioning a whimsical ride filled with joy, laughter, and the spirit of giving.


This magnificent steam locomotive brings to life the magic of Christmas and embodies the spirit of giving, which is at the core of being Santa Claus. It was used in the 2004 film The Polar Express, earning itself the nickname "The Real Polar Express."


Get ready to immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of the 1225 Locomotive and carry its spirit of giving and joy into your hearts as you continue your journey to becoming exceptional Santas and Mrs. Claus.


A Note from Holly & Tom

October 5-7, 2023

Whoa Reindeer!  The time is finally here!  The 86th year of the CWH Santa Claus School!


It's time to get ready for the 2023 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 86th 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 its kind. We will cover all the traditions and values that began 84 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, who 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 cannot be described as anything short of magically Christmas!


The school will be in session October 5-7, 2023.  It will be held at various convenient places in Midland, Michigan. We would love you to be a part of our 2023 school year. It wouldn't be the same without you. Class begins at 9:00 a.m. on October 5, 2023 at the Midland Center for the Arts.


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


                                                                                                                Believing...Sincerely in Santa,

                                                                                                                                      Holly & Tom Valent

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