Quantico, VA – April 27-29

General Sessions – Sat & Sun, April 27 & 28
Advanced Session – Mon, April 29


Holiday Inn Express – Stafford
Salisbury Dr I-95 Exit #143B
Stafford VA

For 2019, I am pleased to announce some special changes to the schedule and the format for School4Santas.   New this year, in addition to the normal two day school, is a special, one-day, advanced session with more work on creating better photos and experiences for the children and families and more special event treatments. 

One of my firm beliefs is that Santas need to start early in the year if they want to make the best of the training they are receiving.   So getting your training done by summers-end allows you the time necessary to apply what you have learned. 

As with all of our schools, this is for all Santas, Mrs Claus and those interested in the Santa industry.  Whether you are real bearded or theatrically bearded; professional or just a volunteer, this school has something for everyone.   

A single registration for 2019 is just $299 for the two day course, $429 for a couple. This includes 16 hours of training, the 240+ page course book and your personalized diploma, or two diplomas for a couple.  Travel, meals and lodging are not included.

Alumni Rates are just $239 per person, and $329 per couple  and include the full course and diplomas, no course book.

For an additional $149 per person or $199 per couple, on Monday, I will be offering the advanced day of training with concentration and practical application on photography, posing, special events, and expanded elements for professional Santas and Mrs. Claus.  Included is a copy of my newest book, “The Special Santa!,” which contains tips, advice, techniques and over 100 photos with examples for the Professional Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Special certificates acknowledging advanced study, will be presented. 

The location for our Quantico School is the Holiday Inn Express in Stafford.   They have arranged a special room rate of just, $119 per night, for your choice of two queen beds or one king bed.  Rates are guaranteed until March 26, 2019.  All rooms are 100% non-smoking and offer a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.   Hotel amenities include:  indoor pool, fitness center, business center, guest laundry, and complimentary parking.  To book your room please call the hotel at (540) 659-3600, and mention our block name, School4Santas or our block code S4S.

The daily school schedule is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  On Saturday afternoon, at the close of class, I will host a presentation of the Santa Claus Oath.  All Santas and Mrs. Claus from the region are most welcome to join the class in the Oath ceremony.  One does not need to attend the school in order to take part in the ceremony.   Special Oath certificates, suitable for framing will be presented to all attendees.

On Saturday Night, as we have done with all of our Schools, we will have a special social and dinner with local and regional Santas and Mrs. Claus.  Again, all regional Santas, Mrs. Claus, families and friends are most welcome to attend.  You do not need to attend the school to join us for dinner. (separate checks please.)

On Sunday Afternoon, at the close of class, we will hold a ceremony to present diplomas to all students. 

The full agenda for the school is available. Just click here

If you have any questions, you can email me at: Santa@NationalSanta.com.

To register for any of the schools, just fill out the form below.

School4Santas Registration 2019

2019 School4Santas Registration Form
  • The first two days are general school and the third day is an Advanced Session. All schools are on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, except for the Orlando School which is on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Give us your name exactly as it should be printed on the diploma, i.e., Santa Bill Jones, Bill Jones, Santa Bill or William ‘Santa Bill’ Jones.
  • Optional - only if 2nd attendee
  • This could be the same number as below, but must be entered.
  • This could be the same number as above, but must be entered
  • Optional
  • This is General and Alumni Registration for our two day school, or your choice of day one, or day two. The advanced session, day three is in the next block. General registration includes one course book for a single or couple, and one diploma per person. Alumni registration includes diplomas only. For anyone wanting a second course book or for alumni wanting our most current course book, please order below.
  • The Advanced Training Session (ATS) is offered on the day following a general two-day School4Santas. This is a special "hands-on" training on special events, posings and other techniques for Professional Santas. It includes a special book with tips, advice, techniques and photo examples. New Students can add this to their first year's training, or any Alumni, who has attended any past School4Santas, or taken the DVD course, may also register for this special one-day session. You must have attended a two day school prior to attending this special session.